15 meaningful gifts to help you celebrate the advent season

15 meaningful gifts to help you celebrate the advent season

Advent has been a small celebration in my house in past years, but this year we are joyfully anticipating Christmas season way earlier than normal. I think 2020 and an election have a lot to do with it. I've already told my kids we're going to make a Christmas bucket list soon, and it's gotten [...]

Thoughts on how Amy Coney Barrett does it all.

Thoughts on how Amy Coney Barrett does it all.

I am so excited for Caroline this month: she was published in the Washington Post! #goals! But I'm even more proud of what she said, because the myth that women can just effortlessly do it all is flawed and needs to be addressed. More like this: The Mom-dalorian: What the Mandalorian taught me about being [...]

14 peaceful, centering things to help you find calm while you wait for the election results

14 peaceful, centering things to help you find calm while you wait for the election results

I was so, so hopeful that last night's election results would come in so overwhelmingly clear that we'd go to sleep easy, assured that the United States was actually . . . unified. But, of course, that didn't happen. If you're stress scrolling Twitter or raging at your friends' Facebook posts today, may I recommend [...]

Free daily to-do printable for The Good and the Beautiful ELA curriculum

Free daily to-do printable for The Good and the Beautiful ELA curriculum

This year my kids have started using The Good and The Beautiful's language arts curriculum, and even though it's just day 2 of school I'm already feeling more relaxed and in-control than I have in previous years with different ELA curriculum. What I love about this curriculum is that it's all-inclusive for ELA -- they're [...]