It's almost half-way through summer break -- Nooooo! -- and I need help from all my teachers out there. You're sitting by a pool (I hope) and have a few seconds, right?
I haven't talked about much about being an arts integration and literacy teacher here, but education is a gigantic passion of mine. For the past year, I've been developing an app for teachers. I didn't just wake up and want to develop an app, but I woke up and wanted this app idea to exist. So I went for it!
But a project like this is very big and requires a lot of planning, research and business decisions. So, If you are a teacher (or have ever been a teacher), please help me by taking the survey below and/or sharing it with a teacher-friend! I need a few dozen more participants (at least) and will send virtual hugs to you all.
One reason I started this blog was to reflect back on things MY parents did for me -- as I navigate parenting myself. So in honor of Father's Day here is the video footage from the father-daughter dance at my wedding with my dad. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's three years ago after dealing with symptoms for the past five years, but it doesn't stop him from being so strong and fun! (Rowan, check out your Granddad's moves!)
So you are trying to simply walk out of the door and make it to the car with your kid. It's just a morning outing and somehow you're holding TWO different bags and a juice cup as you stuff a stray extra diaper in the backpack shaped like a (insert: fox, owl, ladybug, giraffe, monkey, etc.) with your non-phone/juice holding hand and grab your keys - whoops! dropped the phone!... [insert crazy-face emoji here]... If that description sounded very normal to you, then the title of this post probably sounds hilarious. It's hard to imagine EVER packing all you could need for an entire trip with a kiddo in one or two bags, but I'm here to testify... you can!
Obviously no destination is created equal, but this is how we tried to pack as smart and light *BUT AS PREPARED* as possible for our Oregon roadtrip.
Today is National Donut Day... which made me think of this incredibly fun baby shower (or "baby sprinkle") that we had the privilege of throwing this spring. One of the main reasons I love events is because each one is tailored specifically to the honored guest, and celebrating what makes that person unique is a really fun experience to me.
One thing that the honored mama, Kelly, loves is donuts! Now this was also supposed to be a baby "sprinkle" since it was for baby girl numero dos, until all the ladies got a little carried away with all the baby things... But besides that, we were going for a "sprinkle" which made the color palette of a sprinkled donut an easy choice. Also, Kelly chose a gorgeous floral print from Little Unicorn for the nursery so we wanted to incorporate that, too!