How Taking a Summer Break from my Business Helped Me Grow More than Ever

Oh baby, baby…It feels so good to be back!I thought my last true summer break was the year that I worked at the American Girl Store (I think I’m STILL finding glitter on my body from that summer…) But this summer, I was in for a big surprise.On May 19th, my boyfriend called me and told me the words that I had been waiting so long to hear; he just received a job offer in Los Angeles....more

7 Surprising Benefits of Doing Work You Love

Are you doing work that you absolutely love? If not, why? There are as many answers to this question as the number of people who are asked. So, instead of focusing on the reasons why you are not doing work you absolutely love doing, let’s look at the reasons why you should. 1.  Your health will improve....more

Dear Teachers: You do not suck

Yesterday, I went through new teacher training for the new job.Teacher training is teacher training is teacher training. It usually consists of a lot of “getting to know you” activities, strange games and collaborative list-making to show what you already know about a certain topic.It’s basically like being back in elementary school....more

Roanoke TV Shooting: Making Sense Out of the Senseless

Like the rest of the world, I was stunned by the news coming out of Virginia early Wednesday morning.The murder of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was an unimaginable, senseless act of violence. Making it even more unimaginable was the fact that it happened live, on the air, before 7 a.m. for viewers and their horrified co-workers to see. Photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker, Image Credit: WDBJ...more

How to Build Your Internship Wardrobe

Today’s post is part of my series of college posts in the spirit of back-to-school season. These days, I rarely buy clothing that I can’t wear both to work and in a more casual setting. The work week is five days per week and the weekend only two, so versatile pieces are my game....more

Specialized Education At Special School for Blind Children

Children who are visually impaired perceive the world around them differently. It limits their ability to learn through visual elements. Such children are required to learn special skills from their teachers and other trained professionals while attending regular classroom sessions. There are mobility specialists and certified teachers from whom blind children learn specialised skills. For example, they are taught about technology and helped in acquiring computer proficiency. This includes a screen reader for reading information over monitors or print....more

How to Convince Parents Their Kids Don't Need Formal Preschool Over In-Home Childcare

Childcare providers everywhere have the same issue nowadays: Losing kids over the age of two to a brick building. That’s all it is really, a difference in the building....more

Erin Condren Teacher Planner: How a School Counselor Uses It

I promised this post FOREVER ago and just haven't done it for many reasons. Some of which aren't good ones, some of which are unimportant right now.  But, REGARDLESS, it is here!...more

Yes, You Can Have It All

I have had quite a number of jobs in several different fields over the years. That means I’ve participated in a lot of job interviews. At almost every one of them, the hiring person told me the company or department was busy. Very busy. Almost without exception, when I took the job I soon found that was just not true. At least for me. I was soon able to complete all the work I had to do with plenty of time left over. At one job, I surreptitiously wrote most of a romance novel. At another, I wrote a nonfiction book. At a third, I took several online classes....more