Today I Cried

Today I cried at school. Curious? Perhaps you're thinking I dealt with an irate parent. Or possibly an unruly student. Nope. Neither one of those. Please allow me to back up a bit, and explain. Many years ago, someone (and someone in the field of education, mind you) told me that those who are passionate about kids…

Pumpkin In My Pan(cake)

Funny story. As you may know, I've been super excited that it's pumpkin time. One week in and I've already made Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal 4 times. So, yesterday (Saturday), it was time. I had waited long enough. Bring on the Pumpkin Pancakes! We were in a little bit of a hurry, as…

Kitchen Gadgets I Simply COULD NOT Live Without

Funny. The kitchen gadgets I simply could not live without, weren't even in my kitchen 5 years ago! Heck, I would even be willing to go out on a ledge and say that they are barely 2 years old. Why am I so confident? Because that's when my transformation began. In my wellness journey, I…

Be Prepared: It’s Not Just for Boy Scouts

This past week I went back to work for teacher inservice, and I quickly realized how much I needed to reestablish my organizational abilities in the meal preparation department. I can't tell you the amount of stress I experienced when I arrived home absolutely starving, and realized I had no plan for dinner. As a result, this…

The End of Summer

Well, I knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. The reality is...Summer. Is. Over. I've been living in this blissful state of denial, not allowing myself to think about that reality. But this weekend, I've had a lot of thinking time, as I've been all by myself. The girls went back to…