What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

I love reading books.  I have an entire shelf in my living room dedicated to books checked out from the library.  However, last year I realized that I spend a lot of time reading through pointless books (check out some of the books I read in 2017)  I pick a book, it looks good, and away I go.  Within 3 chapters, it's clear that it's not for me -- yet, I keep on trudging through.  What if there is some life changing nugget of truth hidden within chapter seven?  What if I need this information 6 … [Read more...]

A Friend In Me {Book Review}

A Friend In Me {Book Review}

Being a friend is hard to do.  It's hard to know when to speak and when to be silent.  It's hard to know when to correct someone's thinking and when to just nod and hope she comes to the right conclusion on her own.  It's hard to hear heartbreak spilling out onto the table across from you and not want to jump in with solutions or lofty platitudes. As an adult, I feel like it's harder to navigate the word of friendships than it was as a child or teen.  Perhaps it's because we're so often … [Read more...]

5 Books That Impacted My Life

5 Books That Impacted My Life

Have you ever read a book that seemed to stick with you through the passing of time?  Even if you didn't implement every strategy or underline every word, there were certain parts, certain ideas, certain principles that seemed to shape and mold the person you were becoming?  I've had a few books that really impacted my thinking and living and I thought I'd take a moment to share them with you in case your looking for some great summer reading!  Of course, I understand if my favorite books don't … [Read more...]

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

I hope that you've found the series on Classroom Management helpful.  I'll be closing out the series today with some helpful online articles as well as books.  If you have a favorite resource, I'd love to hear about it! Websites: Smart Classroom Management The Teacher’s Guide: Classroom Management Management Monday Link-Up by What the Teacher Wants Suesstastic Classroom Inspirations Coffee, Kids, and Compulsive Lists (blog) Not So Wimpy Teacher’s Guide … [Read more...]

My Favorite Books of 2014

My Favorite Books of 2014

According to my New Year's Resolution, I had hoped to read 100 books in the year 2014.   I have to admit, I didn't keep very good track of all the books I tried to read, but I did pin most of the books I finished to this board. There were a few books that weren't especially grand, but did have a few useful tidbits here and there.  Then there were a few that were really life changing.  I thought I'd share my favorite books with you here.  If you have a Kindle, be sure to sign up for David … [Read more...]

What We’re Reading This Week: Sewing, Strangers, and Monsters

What We’re Reading This Week: Sewing, Strangers, and Monsters

I'm off and running with my "Read 100 books during 2014" goal.  It's a little less than 2 books a week, so I want to stay on top of things.  Here's what's on the bookshelf (and nightstand) this week. What I'm Reading: Sew & Stow: 31 Fun Sewing Projects to Carry, Hold, and Organize Your Stuff, Your Home, and Yourself!: I just learned how to sew in December, so I'm eager to find some fun, practical and easy projects.  Of course, bags are always a winner.  This book has lots of other … [Read more...]