What Do I Do First When It ALL Seems Important? {Thoughts on Priorities}

Starting about a week and a half after my second child was born, an interesting phenomenon started to happen with alarming frequency– One or both of the kids would be either down for a nap or at preschool, leaving me some much-needed time to “get things done.” Knowing that this precious gift might last for …

Why I Don’t Do My Best at Everything

I’ve long since thought that our society has a bit of a superhero complex—not only¬†are superhero movies bigger and more popular than ever, but I’ve noticed that even for us “regular humans,” we’re often expected to be “superheroes” in the sense that we put this pressure on ourselves to do everything (and do it amazingly …

Why It’s Okay If Your Mornings Aren’t “Ideal”

It seems that I’ve been reading a lot lately about morning routines, specifically what “power people” do in the mornings to make sure their day gets off on the right foot. Maybe it’s just the type of blog I follow or maybe it’s just the type of magazine I subscribe to or maybe it’s just …

Grading Papers is the Worst Way to Spend a Weekend

Our hopes are that this is my last year of teaching for a long time, and while there are many things I know I will miss about being a teacher, I know for a fact that I will never once miss the intense workload and mental strain of grading papers and tests (especially when I …