Change Your Focus: Better Your Life

Focus.  Webster defines the word ‘focus’ as: “a subject that is being discussed or studied; the subject on which people’s attention is focused.”  So I ask you this question, what or who are you focused on? If you were given a blank white sheet of paper with a small, black dot in the center of the […]

The Power of Prayer

I have always been a private person who prefers the shadows.  I was just the “Pastor’s Wife” for the past decade and was encouraged to stay private.  With the addition of this blog, I decided I am going to do something I haven’t done before- share my life, my personal thoughts, and feelings.  You’re probably […]

Proceed with CAUTION: A Raw, Un-Edited Response to DIVORCE

Proceed with CAUTION… Divorce.  I cringe at the sound of this terrible word.  D-I-V-O-R-C-E.  This seven letter word makes me sick.  I have never believed in divorce.  In most cases, I still don’t. Once upon a time, there was a young, teenage girl.  This girl feel head-over-heels for her brother’s best friend.  Every family vacation […]

How To Teach Your Child To Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bicycle is one of life’s big milestones.  It is a rite-of-passage, exciting yet potentially frightening at the same time. There’s no set age for taking off on two wheels, but usually most children have enough balance and coordination by 4-6 years old to learn how to ride a bicycle with two wheels.  Here […]

Exercise: It’s Not Just For Adults

Exercise.  It is a controversial word for some of us, isn’t it?  Some people love it, some people don’t.  Some people dread it’s everyday existence on our planet.  Regardless, for most of us, it’s a good thing to do and teach our children to do.  I have been trying to exercise more with my kiddos.  I […]

DIY Lego Display Shelves

My son, CJ, has been asking for a way to display his Lego creations.  So this mama started thinking of simple, cost-effective ways to make a functionable way for him to display his prized possessions.  And voila… DIY Lego display shelves was created! You will need: paint, superglue, Legos, wooden shelves and/or milk crates, Lego baseplates, newspaper […]

Back-to-School Gifts for Kids and Teachers

I don’t know about you, but I like to surprise my kiddos with a special gift after their first day back-to-school.  Just a little something to say, “welcome back to school and I know you are going to have a great year!”  I am a huge advocate for positive reinforcement, so the more I can […]

Top Ten Back To School Tips 2015

Can you believe another summer is winding down?  Where does the time go?!  As many of us prepare to go back to school soon, I wanted to share some tips I have learned to help make the transition back-to-school smoother.  Top 10 Back-to-School Tips include my personal tips and opinions as a parent and an educator […]

DIY Behavior Clip Chart

Behavior clip charts have been my top choice for classroom behavior management systems.  I am a big fan, because it gives every student the grace they deserve to start fresh every day.  No questions asked.  It doesn’t matter how rough yesterday may have been, today is a new day and we are starting fresh.  Many educators […]

To Give Or Not To Give…Allowance

I have really struggled with the concept of allowance.  Many parents give allowance to their children, many parents don’t.  Some parents give their children allowance only if they complete their chores, homework, and other requirements; other parents give their children allowance regardless.  I am not saying one way is better than the other.  I am […]