With the pace of life moving faster and faster (in first world countries), it makes me grateful for living in a third world country whose pace of life is still extremely slow. (Yes, this is frustrating when you're trying to drive somewhere or get car papers, for instance.) But, living in a place where the… Continue reading How to pray without ceasing during the day
At a recent staff meeting, a colleague of mine raised her hand to answer a question from administration. The problem is that two people before her gave the exact same answer! As a teacher, I've noticed that my students are more and more talkative, yet have nothing new to contribute. I.e. They do this exact… Continue reading How to be a disciple in everyday conversations
Today I found out that a close friend has cancer. Although common in the news now, it is uncommon when it hits so close to home. How can we process what this actually means? How can we remain close to God when tough times occur? Is it really possible to trust God through the storm?… Continue reading How to trust God through the Storm
This article contains affiliate links. While visiting family and friends over Summer Break, one of my close friends suggested that I write a book. As an international teacher, I have lived in four different countries and traveled to many more. I have been exposed to multiple cultures, languages, paces of life, and religions. And, now,… Continue reading How raising my kids abroad changed everything!
Sometimes life just has you in a rut. You feel as if no one cares, or no one listens. Maybe you even feel like the path you've taken isn't the right one for you. I go down that road from time to time. Although, I don't wonder what I'm supposed to be doing with my… Continue reading Are you maximizing your potential?
Last night I spanked my three and a half year old daughter three times. She didn't cry or fuss. She actually looked at me and gave a little smirk. AFTER.EACH.TIME! I could not believe it! So, much for these positive parenting methods I've been trying to implement! But, then, she proceeded to tell me how… Continue reading How I failed at positive parenting methods
Lately, I've been getting up and doing a 2-3 minute workout. (I found a 4-week program on Pinterest that I took a screenshot of. It consists of things like squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, and lunges.) What this does for me is: 1)gets my heart rate up to start my day; 2)boosts my self-esteem… Continue reading The real reason you’re addicted to technology
Today, I just don't want to be mom... I know you've had those days. Days where you work so hard and come home exhausted only to find that when you arrive home your own kids have gone INSANE! (If you don't have kids, or have no experience with them, I'll clue you in on a… Continue reading When I don’t want to be Mom
*This article contains affiliate links. It will not cost you any extra for these products/services. Recently, I was in the car driving down the road with a bunch of girlfriends. And, we saw a little girl with her hair sticking out a little higher than Pippi Longstocking's. One teacher said, "Aw, look at her little… Continue reading Mindset matters – What’s yours?
I'm not going to lie...I've had WAAAY more experience teaching Science than Math. BUT, this year, I was volun-told to teach 7th grade Math. Luckily, a colleague of mine informed me about this online math game called Prodigy. Now, I know what you're thinking... Most math games are fun for a minute, but the students… Continue reading The #1 Math Game You Need in Class