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Category: Thoughts

Graduation Thoughts

Even though I’ve been blogging here and there since college and have been teaching since I graduated, I don’t tell my students about my blog.  I’m very cognizant of what I post in case they do ever find it, but I don’t…

Memorial Day + A Slider Recipe

Even though I have been told more times than I can count that Memorial Day is NOT about a three day weekend, pool openings, and burgers on the grill, hearing it in again in the homily at Mass yesterday was an especially provoking and important reminder…  Today is about…

Seven Things I Learned from Moving Away from Home

When we rang in 2017, I realized it would be my NINTH calendar year since I left Ohio for D.C.  Growing up, I never thought I’d leave my hometown, never mind Ohio.  While I will always consider myself an Ohio girl, I’m glad I ventured…

My Summer Bucket List

I need to make sure my summer is awesome..  I hate the feeling when a season ends, and I don’t feel like I totally experienced it.  Last fall, for example, I would have loved to visit vineyards, go apple picking, and do all those fun stereotypical things..  It…

What I’ve Learned from Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I thought I’d do a little post on practical tips my mom has given me over the years.  Some of these are silly, but they are all very meaningful. You can’t treat your friends like you do…

How to be a Non-Hated Millennial

I’ll just start off my saying that I am a millennial.  I have been known to take photos of pretty food and post them Instagram, and, well, I have a blog…  Some things cannot be escaped.  It’s a generational thing, and I’m OK…

Finding Your Tribe- Part 2

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Friends.  We all need them.  We love them.  Sometimes they drive us crazy.  But, for better or worse, they are an essential part of our lives, not only when we’re young, but even more so as adults.  In the last post in this series, I spoke…

Friday Favorites

TGI freakin’ F!!! I’ve never done one of these posts before, but I really like reading them on other blogs..  Here I share my favorite things from this week.  This week has been a doozy, but there have been plenty of silver linings to this cloudy and…

February Book Review

Happy Ash Wednesday!!  I hope everyone enjoyed lots of King Cake and jambalaya last night, and is ready to enter in to the solemnity of this season. I read a lot.  As a Reading Specialist, I feel as though I should probably practice what I preach.. I’ll be…

Smoothies and Plastic

For as much as I hate to take advice from Dr Oz, I had to give his little soapbox about the dangers of plastics a tiiiiiny listen.  Long story short it’s not only Dr. Oz who preaches about how consuming anything from plastic will probably give you cancer…