language arts, mom, motivation, self-care, teacher, wife

6 Things I’m Doing to Get Through the Winter Blues

Ever since I went to college in snowy South Bend, Indiana, I think I’ve had a low-grade form of seasonal affective disorder, or the winter blues. Every January and February, I notice my spirits going down, and spring feels so far away. Diseases are in the air, invading school, home, and my family’s immune systems,… Read More 6 Things I’m Doing to Get Through the Winter Blues

language arts, middle school, mom, routines, teacher, wife

14 Weekend and Nightly Routines of a TeacherMomWife

Since I teach full-time, have three young kids, and am the wife of a high school soccer coach, people are always saying to me “How do you do it?” or “You must have your hands full,” or “How do you have any free time?” I usually reply with, “I don’t know” or “You do what… Read More 14 Weekend and Nightly Routines of a TeacherMomWife