Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Official!

I'm so excited to announce that I have accepted a teaching job for the 2015-2016 school year!  I will be teaching 6th Grade English/Language Arts in my kid's school district!  I'm ecstatic for this new adventure!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Another Baking Day

Tonight Matthew has his annual Cub Scout cake auction. This years theme is St. Patrick's Day and Ireland. Since Matthew's birthday is tomorrow, I went ahead and also made a cake for his birthday and his brownies to bring to school. (FYI, Box mixes almost always have artificial colors or flavors). A baker, I am not but everything turned out great and my kitchen is still in one piece. 

80 Degrees!

80 degrees March 16th!  Unbelievable!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Why we can't have nice things

Molly was awarded her first trophy yesterday celebrating her basketball season. As soon as she got home, she dropped it and broke it. Mom came to the rescue with the hot glue gun once again. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


My kids love their electronics. Wii's, DS's, Kindle, you name it. They have been limited to only weekend use as not to interfere with school. They have been showing responsibility with electronics (turning them off when they're supposed to etc) so I decided to put something to the test. 

I had attempted to implement a chore chart a while ago but there was no reward or consequence. I've decided that if they complete all of their daily chores, they can earn 30 minutes of electronics time...during the week. 

We are only three days in but it's working beautifully so far!