Time to Wake Up: What Happened this Month in Mississippi and Why it Matters

A headline flashes across my Facebook feed. “Mississippi governor signs order declaring April 2020 Confederate Heritage Month.” My first reaction is incredulity— that can’t be true. It’s from a news source I’m not familiar with, so I do a quick Google search to see what I can piece together about the story. Within seconds, I … Continue reading Time to Wake Up: What Happened this Month in Mississippi and Why it Matters

12 Tips for “Homeschooling” from a Hybrid Mom

The world looks much different today than we could have ever predicted when 2020 kicked off. With Covid-19 causing a worldwide pandemic and national emergency, we’re all doing our part to help slow the spread and flatten the curve. So, for all of you who are about to become involuntary homeschoolers, as a public educator/homeschool mom hybrid myself, I offer you 12 tips on how to keep your sanity and help your kids thrive at home during this unprecedented worldwide event.

I’m Dreaming of a Light Christmas: 12 Tips for Setting Boundaries During the Holidays

Ah, the holiday season. That magical time of year. The music, the lights, the gifts, the family... the stress, the pressure, the expectations. Funny how quickly Michael Buble and twinkle lights can trigger a stress response. The holidays can be a magical time, but as y'all know, it can also be a time of anxiety. … Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a Light Christmas: 12 Tips for Setting Boundaries During the Holidays

Seven Things Writing a Book in a Month Taught Me // Autumn 2019 Reflections

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward. Søren Kierkegaard My guru for creating space for my soul to breathe, Emily P. Freeman, suggests that we “establish intentional time to reflect on our lives,” so as one season closes and another begins, that’s just what I do... I am a NaNoWriMo … Continue reading Seven Things Writing a Book in a Month Taught Me // Autumn 2019 Reflections