Whyyyy aren’t you doing this yet??? (January 15)

Seriously. What are you waiting for. You complain about grocery shopping, and yet you haven’t done the whole order online for pickup thing!!! Quit whining, and figure it out! One of our local Hannaford stores has “Hannaford To Go,” where you order everything on their website, choose a time to pick it up, and then… Then… It’s so glorious, I don’t know…

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Desire Mapping (January 14)

How do you want to feel? I’m working on my Desire Map. What on earth is that, you might ask? It’s a different take on New Year’s Resolutions by Danielle LaPorte, a book you will find in the Self-Help section of Barnes & Noble. The subtitle of The Desire Map states, “A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul,” and on the…

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PTA and Panera (January 10)

A dream is a wish your heart makes. And dreams can sometimes change. Once upon a time, I dreamed to be a public school music teacher. I did everything I needed to do and I got that job! And it was awesome! Then I became a mom, and my dreams shifted. The concept of having someone else watch my kids…

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Know Thyself (January 9)

Introverts have come into light recently. It’s like they’re the underdogs in our abrasive world, and they’re really the ones that have engineered everything. I read Quiet by Susan Cain, or I suppose skimmed it because it was for a book study I did when I was working. I found it very interesting, and I also found myself trying to identify…

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Best Weekend Ever! (January 8)

I just had one of the best weekends of my life, honestly. In the top ten. It was just a weekend of being together harmoniously. Ha- with a family of 5, that is a bit of a feat! We did nothing remarkable, exciting, or adventurous. Saturday: did some cleaning, talked to my bff on the phone, the girls had playdates,…

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Two Day Trips To Plan While You’re Snowed In

Hi everyone! In light of this wicked weather, I wanted to share with you a sweet little weekend getaway we did back in August. Remember that time? Yeah, it’ll come back around again, I promise. I’ve been holding on to this post idea for what seems like forever, and I’m so glad to finally be sharing it with you! Last…

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The Waiting Place (January 4)

Have you ever read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss? It is often given to high school grads, which makes perfect sense. When I first started teaching, I used to read it in June to Kindergarteners and to 5th or 6th graders, whichever my oldest grade level was. I wanted to pass off some of the book’s wisdom to…

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Writing Experiment: January 3

Today, I had a remarkable thought during a very unremarkable experience. Actually, it happens every time I have this experience. I went to Target this morning, had a few things on a list to buy. Of course, I bought more than what was on my list, but at least nothing was superfluous. Well, other than the pink Boston Terrier figure…

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Writing Experiment: January 2

Listen, I’ve made it to Day 2. That’s a miracle! Many of us are going back into our usual routine today. Even if you worked last week, today has a totally different feel than the day after Christmas. Are you welcoming it? Or not? I love the unstructured vacation time, but I do cherish the routine, too. You can’t go…

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