Welcome to the Blog!

So I’ve had something on my heart. You know that nagging, won’t let you go, keeps popping in your mind, feeling? The one that God keeps nudging you to do something about? It’s that thing that you try to convince yourself to ignore because life is busy and can’t you see I have other things to focus on?! That thing, for me, is this blog.

It’s no secret that I’ve got some thoughts about the state of the world…specifically the world we are leaving our kids. I’ve given glimpses of my beliefs through social media, our family website, and my posts for our local moms blog, but I have been searching for another (more appropriate) vehicle to share everything that’s on my mind.

From education, to parenting, to the health of our planet and demeanor of our society, I feel the intense urge to bang everyone over the head with my strong opinions which are always on point. Juuuust kidding! I don’t have it all figured out (by a long shot), but what I do have is a deep longing for everyone to be reminded of what really matters. And for me, that’s our children. The ones we are raising, teaching, setting examples for, and in most ways, should be trying to emulate. Because the truth is, the more time I spend with kids, the more I want to be like them. So here’s my vision for this blog…

Consider it a one stop shop for the following:

-Ways to deal with the grown-up world while maintaining a childlike heart & faith

-Big thoughts/questions about the state of our country as it pertains to our children

-Education tips and ideas that are kid tested (hello human guinea pigs in my classroom and home!)

-Embracing small joys, random fun, cute stuff, little adventures, and laugh-out-loud-at-yourself moments (like kids do!)

-Personal anecdotes that I hope fellow women/moms/teachers/humans can relate to (i.e. cheap therapy that writing provides for me!)

I think our kids hold the key to what life is all about. (Cue Whitney Houston singing.) I think if we watch them more closely and live our lives more like they do, then we’ll all be alright. My hope is that this blog will help me (and others) make that happen.

Keep adventuring, and stay not a grown up.

— J. M. Barrie





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