Cody and I had the best time in Maui on our honeymoon turned babymoon! We were there for a full week and spent a majority of the time just hanging out. However, I took a ton of recommendations alongside the things we did do and put them in this blog for you! Maui is for sure a place we would go back to!
June 27, 2023
There is nothing quite like DRA’ing and doing fluency tests on 25 children within the span of a few weeks. But I have cracked the code to get it all done without losing my sanity! I still have a few left to go but I am almost done for the year.
May 24, 2023
Well I am clear out of the first trimester and while I didn’t have any morning sickness or anything like that (thank goodness), there were a lot of changes that happened these past couple months. Here are 5 things I have loved having in the first trimester!
May 14, 2023
I am living for spring outfits! I am really into dresses lately and fun pants. Anything that has a little bit of color but is still pretty neutral & obviously I have to be able to sit on the floor or be jumping around in them. I linked all of these finds for you so you don’t have to go out and search. These are from some of my favorite stores : Amazon, Target, Get Your Teach on, Lulu’s, and Abercrombie.
April 18, 2023
I have been on my health journey for a long time depending on when you decide the starting point was. I feel like to a certain extent I have always cared about healthy habits and incorporating them into my life regardless of how old I was. However, I made a lot of choices in college until now that I have now since left in the dust.
April 4, 2023
Today on the blog I am hitting you guys with some cold hard … drinks. I have been cutting out alcohol for a while and I ended up giving it up for lent. But I am a drink girly through and through and I don’t want to just drink water all day and night. So I rounded up my favorite go-to’s that I like to have on hand!
March 20, 2023
Read alouds are my favorite! It is so hard for me to choose because there are so many I love to read. Each year, I never get tired of re-reading past favorites but I always try to add new ones. I do my best to change up genres and differentiate character personalities and attributes to showcase a plethora of books and situations to my students.
February 12, 2023
I write a lot of workout plans for clients and myself but I always end up reverting back to my tried and true lifts. These are ones I don’t do every single week but always switch in. Some are compound lifts where I try to increase my strength whereas others are accessory lifts to do towards the middle to end of my workouts!
January 5, 2023
We have had enough teachers. It’s time we take back our mental health this year and start focusing on us without feeling guilty for it. Through the last couple years and the mass exodus of teachers leaving the profession, we cannot keep doing what we’ve been doing and think we won’t get burnt out too. There’s a lot that needs to change from higher levels of the education world to make significant changes to our schools and profession. But we can’t wait around for that. It starts within us. And it starts this year.
September 2, 2022
Reading has always been a passion of mine and I’m so thankful for it. No matter what emotion I’m feeling I can always turn to book. My goal each year is to read 52 books, I’m aiming for higher this year but I don’t know if I could get 60 or not. I mean, I’m sure I could if I put my mind to it, here’s how!
June 29, 2022
There is a lot of anxiety that surrounds parent – teacher conferences for both the parents and teachers. I always have a folder for each child that I have with me the day of conferences that includes things I want to share with parents. Here’s an inside look into what I share during conferences as a fourth grade teacher.
February 27, 2022
I have a very strict morning routine and if I don’t get to do it, it actually ruins my whole day. I am in love with my mornings, they are my favorite part of my day. Even once I get to school it just puts me in such a good mood to show up for my students every day!
January 12, 2022
Ever feel like you rarely get a moment to yourself to just eat?! Teaching lately has been one of those constantly on the move kind of things. Here are some of my favorite snacks that I keep in my teacher desk, mini fridge, or pack to bring daily!
December 13, 2021
One of my biggest pet peeves as a teacher is when I ask a question or ask for a volunteer and it is crickets in the room. I started changing my questions to this simple hack and it made all the difference in the world, I swear by it! Depending on how old your kids are, you might not be able to use it every time but a couple times a day it works like a gem.
November 15, 2021
Honestly, the living room is probably the hardest space for me to decorate because it needs to be very neutral with things in my opinion and everyone is going to see it. I hate clutter and want things to be practical and cute when it’s placed and give off homey cozy vibes when someone walks in the room!
November 7, 2021
Give me my tripod, cute outfits, and a nice back drop and 30 minutes and I will have a brand new set of photos for Instagram for the week. I always batch my photos because it saves me a ton of time down the road during the week when I can just flip through my camera roll and type out my caption!
October 23, 2021
I was recording my Embrace the Sweat Podcast last week and I said this phrase off script and it really just hit me. “Don’t wait for retirement.” We are conditioned our whole life that we work hard and when you retire you get to use the money you worked for to do all your traveling and fun things
October 21, 2021
I always think that parent teacher conferences come so early in the school but here we are! I am so lucky that I have really supportive parents for my students. I teach upper elementary (fourth grade) and I am so passionate about my students having autonomy in the classroom. And I think a big part of that is letting them in on the conference. I mean, it is about them let’s be real. This is how I am leading my conferences this year with more student input.
October 7, 2021
I cannot believe I’m already setting up my room for the school year. Now that I’m in my second year of teaching, I have found some things I simply cannot live without in my room. If you are a new teacher, or maybe just want to mix up your own room – these are some of my must have items!!
August 11, 2021
I am one of those people who can’t justify spending $100 on a swimsuit that I’m going to tan in and sit on the beach. I just can’t do it. I can buy a lot of things with that $100..So, here is where I am finding all my cute swimsuits this season!
July 14, 2021
Hi! On this blog post I share simple lifestyle habits you should be focusing on as you try to live a healthier life. There’s so much out there about weight loss, muscle gain, etc. but not much about just simply wanting to live a healthier life. Don’t worry, I break down some key habits you need and how to stay on top of them!
July 11, 2021
It’s been a while since I did a proper introduce me post for all you new readers. First off, thank you so much for finding my page and following along in my journey, it’s not easy, hell I’d say almost every day is hard. But here’s the real and raw truth as to where I’m at. What I’m doing. And how life is going!
June 28, 2021
No summer school for me! Instead I’m working from home on my fitness company. Here are all the things I do each week and day to break up my to do list. It’s really easy to stay busy without being productive, but there are some great ideas in here about what you can do to fill your time purposefully!
June 16, 2021
Teaching 5th grade can be pretty tricky when all the fun cutesy things primary teachers do, my students would think I’m ridiculous for. Luckily, this one behavior management system works like a charm and is so easy to manage, there’s barely any prep work!
March 31, 2021
Lots of new faces here on the blog, so hi if you’re new and welcome back if you’ve been here a while! This blog has really become a place where I share every aspect of my life and I love how much closer it’s brought me to you guys. I love Instagram for connecting there, but nobody clicks ‘read more’ any more so I’m making it more short and sweet and keeping my longer ideas/captions here on the blog! Comment below if we have anything in common with these 10 little fun facts about me.
February 24, 2021
I don’t know if we got lucky or if I’m just that OCD about training, but our 6 week old puppy got trained using these bells in 1 day and only had 2 accidents in the house since we’ve gotten her (she’s now 8 weeks old). *I’m not a dog trainer, this is just what we did and it worked*
January 13, 2021
Cody and I finally closed on our first house and it is such a surreal feeling to own a house. Going through the home buying process, we learned a lot of things we had no clue about and we definitely thought it wouldn’t take as long as it did. Here are the 4 steps it took to buy the house!
November 22, 2020