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Stray Thoughts Sunday: Planning for a REAL Break

It is unbelievable to me that in one week I will be on Spring Break. And this year, I'm going to work really, really hard THIS week in an attempt to not work at all next week.  I have a lot to do.  I have a lot to do for work, at my house, and… Continue reading Stray Thoughts Sunday: Planning for a REAL Break

homemaking · Simplifying

Minimize, Energize and Get Wise

I have felt overwhelmed and frustrated lately.  I am either doing work, doing housework or running errands constantly lately.  I feel like my job(s) have taken over my life and my family is suffering from it.  I also feel like I am constantly consuming things.  I buy groceries, clothing, craft supplies, more groceries, housewares, more… Continue reading Minimize, Energize and Get Wise

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Five Minute Friday – Purpose

I'm joining up with Five Minute Friday again this week. I encourage you to join this supportive writing community each week and right now, they are finalizing spots at their summer retreat in Kansas City MO.  I won't be attending as it is the weekend of my 2nd annual camping trip with friends and family… Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Purpose

Teaching Moments

Politically Correct or Simple Respect?

  Today in my class, we were discussing euphemisms and doublespeak.  One of my students raised his hand and asked if political correctness was a form of euphemism or doublespeak.  I quickly started to answer no and then rethought that response and asked him to define what he meant my "political correctness" as I felt… Continue reading Politically Correct or Simple Respect?

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Tuesday Truth: “March”ing into the Future

The truth is, I am exhausted.  I am feeling quite overwhelmed.  I am wanting a life different from the one I am currently living.  It isn't the first time I've felt this way.  If you've read much on this blog, you know that this is a regular thing for me. The question I have is… Continue reading Tuesday Truth: “March”ing into the Future