Back to School

Back to School Time!

My hat is off to you all who braved the summer heat. I have spent my summer in the cooler, wetter climates of Ireland and now I return home where eggs could fry on the sidewalk. I am sad to leave here, but we have a lot to do because it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time. Reflections on […]

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Good Reads: Preschool to Kindergarten

When I think of childhood and reading, my dad is the first image that comes to mind. I can’t help but smile.  I was never an avid reading, but I always enjoyed climbing into my parent’s giant bed and listening to my father read. He would change voices for every character and evoke the right […]

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Shifting Gears

We recently bought a tiny new convertible. If you’re looking for someplace to zip around in a sports car, it’s hard to imagine a better place than Fountain Hills. The dips, curves, and scenery all seem custom made for it. We traded in a truck, the giant old pickup that tagged along with us on […]

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DIY Flower Pot Teacher Gifts

As a teacher, I know what it feels like to receive a touching comment from a student. Those small words of gratitude brighten my whole week.  It makes everything worth it.  I also know how hard it is to keep going when you don’t feel like you make a difference. Trying new things daily, always […]

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