Tag: Christmas

Holiday Kindness: 7 Ways to Be Kind This Holiday

Holiday Kindness: 7 Ways to Be Kind This Holiday

I walked into my classroom and found a chocolate milkshake on my desk. There was no note and my students were too interested in their phones to notice who dropped it off. Who was this delicious milkshake from? As I taught, the question kept going 

How to Cut the Stress This Holiday Season

How to Cut the Stress This Holiday Season

I love the holidays – I send Christmas cards, bake cookies, decorate the house, bake cookies, sing Christmas carols, watch holiday movies, and bake cookies. However, along with all the fun comes the expectations. That you will attend holiday events, buy Christmas presents for everyone 

Why Every School Needs an Ugly Sweater Day

Why Every School Needs an Ugly Sweater Day

“Ms. P – are you ready for Ugly Sweater Day?” When my student came up to me after class, this was not the question I expected. It turns out that this school had a long tradition of Ugly Sweater Day. The day before Winter Break, 

9 Top Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Teen

9 Top Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Teen

If I let him, my husband would set up our Christmas decorations on November 1. But I won’t let him. I firmly believe in celebrating one holiday at a time. So, no decorations until after Thanksgiving. And then we go big. Big tree, lots of 

The Best Gifts for the Coffee Addicted Teacher

The Best Gifts for the Coffee Addicted Teacher

I’m going to let you in on a big secret. Ready? Teachers love coffee. Like, really 🤎 it. In every school I have taught in, the coffee maker is the hottest spot, next to the copy machine. Above the aroma of brewing coffee and clinking 

How to Be Productive Over Winter Break

How to Be Productive Over Winter Break

As both a student and teacher, I looked forward to Winter Break. (Probably even more as a teacher.) I always had big plans for the break. But somehow, most of that stuff just didn’t get done. Instead, I usually bonded with my couch. It’s sooo 

Build Memories that Last with an Experience Gift

Build Memories that Last with an Experience Gift

I remember very few gifts that I received as a kid – the My Little Pony barn (it was 🔥) and a blue flannel sleeping bag that I got instead of the Strawberry Shortcake one I wanted. That’s about it. Do you remember some of 

Fun and Useful Stocking Stuffers for Teens

Fun and Useful Stocking Stuffers for Teens

When I was dating the man who became my husband, I figured out really quickly that Christmas is his jam. He is obsessed. However, when we were comparing family traditions, I found out that his parents didn’t do Christmas stockings. {Gasp!} I know. No stocking 

Awesome Gifts for the Harry Potter Obsessed Teacher

Awesome Gifts for the Harry Potter Obsessed Teacher

So, I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan. Just a bit. I’ve written about Harry Potter here and here. And maybe here as well. I’ve read all the books multiple times, seen all the movies, I listen to a podcast, and I’ve got lots 

9 Ways to Bond with Your Teen over Christmas Vacation

9 Ways to Bond with Your Teen over Christmas Vacation

I was raised by a busy single mom. But every year she took extra time off during Christmas vacation to spend with my brother and me. Family time got harder to come by as we got older. Jobs, friends, and other commitments got in the