Why I Wrote My Own Curriculum

I have always had a slight obsession with curriculum. As a first year public school teacher, I pretty much disregarded all teacher’s guides. I remember asking my principal if I could design my own curriculum by taking the required history and literature textbooks as... read more

The Magical Power of White Spray Paint

So, I feel kinda dumb even writing this post. I’m imagining you on the other end of cyberspace, reading this and shaking your head in disillusionment that I actually spent time writing a blog post about spray paint. Well, I have had so many people come into my... read more
9 Chapter Books That Make Great Summer Read Alouds

9 Chapter Books That Make Great Summer Read Alouds

  Summer is a great time to start the habit of family read aloud time. Tired, sun-worn kids make great audiences after time at the pool. The late nights make it possible to read before bed without feeling like you are going to fall asleep yourself. These 9... read more
My Summer Reading List 2016

My Summer Reading List 2016

First of all, my summer reading list may totally not be your taste. I have a strong preference for Victorian romances, particularly those set in England, with a witty protagonist who overcomes tragic life circumstances. My point in sharing this isn’t to tell you... read more
How Jesus Broke The Rules To Set You Free

How Jesus Broke The Rules To Set You Free

Have you ever had an experience where you met someone and just felt an instant connection? Well, that’s what happened when I met the beautiful Sharon Jaynes at the Allume conference this fall. She was incredibly kind, gracious, and giving. When she started sharing... read more
Finding Community

Finding Community

We just moved into a new house. This was our 3rd move in three years, two of which were across the country. I’ve been the “new girl” in at least ten different church bodies in the last three years. I’ve had five kids in tow and a deep longing in my heart – a... read more
Looking In The Mirror

Looking In The Mirror

So I have these pair of skinny jeans that have been getting tighter and tighter as of late. It must be my dryer;)! I can still manage to dance and jump my way into them, but they are terribly uncomfortable. I long to get home after a day of wearing them and peel them... read more
Finding Your Feelings

Finding Your Feelings

  The speaker announced… “Your feelings are not reality” I don’t remember much of the talk thereafter I only remember those words Etched deep into me like the validation I needed Covering years of denied feelings I wrote those words in big... read more

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