Month: June 2014

The Happiness Project: July (Buy Some Happiness…can you?)

For the month of July, author Gretchen Rubin focused her Happiness Project on “Money (buy some happiness).” Specifically, her goals were: Indulge in a modest splurge Buy needful things Spend out Give something up *Please note that this was one of twelve months devoted to an exploration of happiness, and in my mind not at […] Read more…

Inside Lainey Gossip’s SMUT Soiree 2014!

Last night was my first trip to Lainey Lui’s annual SMUT Soiree, held in Toronto at The Evergreen Brickworks, and it was a blast! When my friend @sarahnewk from Sleeping is for Losers – whoops, I mean Sarah, she has a real name – invited me to go, I jumped at the chance…even though it […] Read more…

School Roundup: May and June 2014

I’m going with bullets for this one, and focusing on the highlights! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: book and movie. Discuss proper use of words “fat” and “ass”.  Science: Great unit on Structures taught by the student teacher we had with us for the month of May. The highlight just may have been the gumdrop […] Read more…

Wednesday Words on Ambition and Encouragement

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you, too, can become great.”  Mark Twain Thanks to everyone who makes me believe that I can be great, and to God for putting all of you in my life. Read more…

What Hallmark Has In Store: Father’s Day and Graduation

You can always count on Hallmark to have you covered for gift-giving occasions. Here are my favourites for two special June events: Father’s Day and Graduation! (Plus a little hint if anyone’s shopping for me…) First, the Father’s Day gifts. These ones are currently on the ledge at the back of my classroom, and will […] Read more…

The Happiness Project: June (Make Time For Friends)

Gretchen Rubin’s goal for the month of June was to improve her happiness as it relates to friendship. My friends are so important to me – the ones I’ve had forever, the sisters-in-law I married into (plus the one my brother married), my book club gals, friends I’ve made at work, friends from my community, […] Read more…

In Defense of School Dress Codes

With the warm weather finally here, the idea of dress codes for children seems to have become a hot (no pun intended) topic. Let me be clear that I am not commenting directly on recent events regarding dress codes at other schools, because without having all of the information, I am very hesitant to give […] Read more…

My Thoughts on “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington

Over the weekend, I devoured Thrive by Arianna Huffington (cofounder, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post). The book was written after she had a health scare – a broken cheekbone and a gash over her eye – which happened when she took a fall due to exhaustion and lack of sleep. The point […] Read more…