Guess My Number

Parents and teachers, this one’s for you. If you are regularly around kids, you know there are frequently pockets of time when you need to keep them occupied. Whether it’s the last few minutes at the end of a school day or you’re waiting at a restaurant, resist pulling out technology to quell their boredom […] ...more

Pork Tonkatsu Recipe

Pork tonkatsu! (Plating and photo creds to Chris C.) Last week, I bought about a million pounds of sliced pork tenderloin from Costco. On top of the usual Costco bulk discount, there was a “manager’s special” which brought the price down an additional ~20%! ...more

My Favorite Food Cheats

I have a confession to make. I use box mix for brownies. It’s true ....more

Don’t Answer the Question

I once observed a teacher leading...more

Helpful Resources for Expecting Parents

So the test said POSITIVE and you’ve finished that terrible first trimester of “morning” sickness (total misnomer– the nausea can be constant!). Now you are into what most women...more

My Favorite Books for 8-11 Year Olds

I was working through some of my old teaching stuff and came across some books I used to LOVE reading to my students (ages 8-11). These were the ones I knew would make them sit on the edge of their seats, hanging on to my every word. These were the ones I couldn’t WAIT to […] ...more

The 5 Love Languages

I made him cards. They were creative and thoughtful and full of mushy sentiment. I spent a lot of time perfecting the details, and couldn’t wait to hear the love in his voice when he received it ....more

How to Make Chain Links for a Quiet Book

This will be my last...more

Two Words that Will Change Your Marriage

I walked in from the garage, groceries weighing down my shoulders. He grabbed the bags and helped put the milk in the fridge while I took out the frozen fruit. We continued putting things away while our baby girl crawled around us...more

How to Make a Quiet Book with a Group of Friends

Earlier this week, I shared about the quiet book I made with some friends. (Er, the fourteen quiet books we made together.)...more