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I was a public school teacher for twelve years before I stepped away from the classroom two years ago. So let me begin by saying to all the teachers - I SEE YOU. But I also am currently trying...
What to pack for school lunch has always been a question that sounds like “what’s for dinner”?  The answer is always I do not know or should I say let's just have what we always have. The good thing...
Today was supposed to be our first day of school.   If you had asked me back in March when schools closed if we'd still be dealing with this virus, I would have laughed. I thought there was no way that...
And just like that, school is back in session for so many families! While the last four months seemed like an eternity, the summertime seemed to fly right on by! But this school year will be different. Trust us,...
As a public school teacher, I had to close the door to my classroom two weeks ago. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that the year would end this way. The week before Spring Break, we...

The Truth About Teachers

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Teacher Appreciation Day is not for another couple of months, but why should we limit appreciating teachers to only one day out of the entire year? Let’s think about teachers and why they deserve all the appreciation, we can...
Dear Spirit Week, You Have Taken My Spirit. As I scrolled through Facebook on the Friday following a hectic week with a spirit week added, I saw pictures of “the” parade. The parade we stayed up late the night before preparing...
A Day Like Today Today, we probably took our last errand day to Hobby Lobby (Hobby Wobby) with Grams, followed by lunch at Portillo’s to enjoy hot dogs and fries. The unplanned days of our past three years are coming...
Let’s face it. The fantastic educators that teach our children deserve a medal most days, ok all days. So, it’s shocking that these men and women only get ONE week a year where most of us think to acknowledge...
I struggled with the decision of keeping my baby in daycare or seeking out alternative care. First let me say how much I adore our current daycare. They have shown my baby so much love and taught me, a...
How to find quality childcare

How to Find Quality Childcare

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Top 10 Questions to Qualify a Childcare Provider I was four weeks into my second maternity leave when I was faced with a change in childcare that I was not prepared for. I quickly formulated my Top 10 Questions to...
As a sophomore in high school, I heard my name being called over the school-wide intercom. “Roleen Bell, please report to the library.” The library? Ok, this can’t be for anything too bad. I took my sweet time, casually...
On our recent family vacation, my daughter innocently began to discuss a Code Blue drill she had at school. Unfortunately, I knew the very drill she was explaining. As an educator, I’ve had to implement them in my classroom each...
There are infinite reasons to homeschool, each reason personal and specific to the family venturing down the homeschooling path. Some of us choose it for religious or spiritual reasons, some because traditional public school isn't working for our child, others...

In + Around Indy

See Circle City: Indianapolis Moms Guide to Donuts

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Happy Donut Day! On the first Friday of June, we all scream for donuts in honor of this sweet holiday! Donut Day was first...
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