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Henry’s 4th Birthday!

Happy Birthday dear Henryyyyyy… Haaappy Biiiiiirthday toooooo youuuuuuu!!! Donuts, apparently, are our go-to birthday breakfast this year, mainly because donuts are my favorite and I’m the early riser who is more willing to hit the Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme drive through than I am willing to actually cook something. And, ya know, they’re a special treat… Continue reading Henry’s 4th Birthday!

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Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

  Last week I took out our box of Christmas books from the attic and the boys and I started exploring them. With wide-eyed excitement, Calvin flipped through Dream Snow… Richard Scarry’s The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, The Friendly Beasts, and my personal favorite, Julie Vivas’ The Nativity. Each time we took a different book out… Continue reading Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

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Fall Back

This whole working parent business is no joke, you guys. My job is really hard sometimes and really exhausting sometimes, and parenting is also hard and exhausting sometimes, and I have been prioritizing rest and sleep and stress relievers like yoga and reading and church, because I want to be the calmest, healthiest possible version… Continue reading Fall Back

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Ready for Our First Days of School

I have spent the last two weeks laminating, cutting, hot gluing, printing, copying, cleaning, and organizing from basically dawn until dusk getting my classroom and myself ready for Open House and the first day of school. Open House was last week and it went well. I’m so thankful for all the families who came to… Continue reading Ready for Our First Days of School

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Getting Ready for School

Though the summer heat is still here in force, summer break is over for this teacher mama and the first day of school is fast approaching! All my teacher friends in California are back to school already and the teachers I know in Georgia, including my parents, are already a couple of weeks into the… Continue reading Getting Ready for School

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Happy Happy Henry Day!

We have been spending time with grandparents and cousins, getting lots of sun, having lots of fun, and very much enjoying our summer. In my own effort to relax as much as possible I have been letting the blog go by the wayside a bit, but here I am, doing a little summer catch-up starting… Continue reading Happy Happy Henry Day!

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Trying to be a Helper

I’ve been really affected by the violence of this week. In the past, I have said my prayers and moved on. But this week, it’s harder to do that. It doesn’t feel like enough. There’s a quote from beloved Fred Rogers that makes its rounds whenever there is violence in the news.  And it’s a good reminder.… Continue reading Trying to be a Helper