How Do You Thank Teachers When School is Closed?

How Do You Thank Teachers When School is Closed?

To say 2020 has had a rocky start is the understatement of the century. Most schools closed VERY abruptly. Teachers had to completely change the way they teach, make it work online, and still carry on during a worldwide pandemic. But teachers just kept teaching. 

16 Healthy Snacks to Power You Through Isolation

16 Healthy Snacks to Power You Through Isolation

I’ve spent a LOT of time staring at my pantry lately. Mostly looking for healthy snacks (all right, actually chocolate), but also taking a mental tally of the food that’s left and thinking about what I can make with those items. We’re all at home, 

27 Hopeful Quotes to Give You Strength in Isolation

27 Hopeful Quotes to Give You Strength in Isolation

I am writing this blog post in early April 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. Schools are closed for the rest of the year, most of us are at home with our families, many have lost their jobs, and people are dying. It’s a scary time. 

11 Life Skills All Teens Need to Know

11 Life Skills All Teens Need to Know

“Thank you so much for writing that recommendation for me. Can you help me with this envelope I have to send it in? How do I write an address on it?”   That year (before college apps went digital) I had not one, but TWO, high 

Stuck at Home? Resources for Self Isolation

Stuck at Home? Resources for Self Isolation

This has been one heck of a week, folks. Within one week, our daily lives have been turned upside down. I started homeschooling (homeschooling!) my pre-schooler today.  BTW, that is a phrase that I never thought I would use! I know that many of you 

Learn Anywhere: How to Thrive in Online Classes

Learn Anywhere: How to Thrive in Online Classes

You’ve been hearing about this new coronavirus for a few months now, but suddenly it’s in your country and then your town. People are starting to talk about closing schools. And then you get the announcement. Your school is closed effective immediately and ALL your 

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your School Motivation

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your School Motivation

Have you ever heard of senioritis? Suffered from it yourself? It’s the malady common to seniors in high school and college- they don’t want to work hard anymore since school is almost over. While I had some senioritis my last year of high school, I 

How to Recover from a Long Absence

How to Recover from a Long Absence

In 10th grade, I spent a very painful night sleeping on my aunt’s recliner. I had broken the smaller bone in my lower leg the night before, but we didn’t know it. Long story short – I was out of school for over a week 

The Best Academic Advice I Ever Received

The Best Academic Advice I Ever Received

The best academic advice I’ve ever received didn’t come from an internet guru, a guidance counselor, or a professor. It came from my voice instructor. A while back, I sang at a friend’s wedding. I’ve always sung in choirs, but this was the first time 

Top 10 Posts of 2019: Organization, Study Skills & Teens

Top 10 Posts of 2019: Organization, Study Skills & Teens

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is about to end. Cliched but true, time flies the older you get. Also cliche, a top posts of 2019 list. I follow a lot of bloggers and love their best-of lists. It reminds me about their best posts