Have you read Educated? It’s a memoir by Tara Westover and in this case, truth really is stranger than fiction. This woman defies all odds, leaving her sheltered life behind where formal education was one of many things she was denied, to graduate Cambridge with a Ph.D. Join our Virtual Book Club or use these discussion questions with your own book club.
When I was a kid, we didn’t hand out Valentines to everyone in our class (and they were not at all Pinterest worthy). In sports, we didn’t all receive trophies for participating. And, we didn’t have to feel guilty about not inviting the entire class to our birthday parties. Egos got bruised for sure. Oh, how times have changed. Despite our best efforts to protect
I was an English major, an English teacher, I read during my long commutes, I finished books on vacation. And then I had kids and it all stopped. My free time consisted of watching the news, Netflix binging and getting sucked into social media. Joining a book club may have singlehandedly done more to improve my sanity than anything else since becoming a parent. I
I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. As the year ends, I could look back at all my failures and resolve to do better this upcoming year. Or, I can look back and focus on all the things I did right. This is as good a time as any to thank you. Whether this is your first time visiting my site or
If you love wine as much as I do, you’re going to want to download the free Vivino app. And, you’re going to wonder how you lived without it. As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, I’m turning to my favorite wines to get me through the winter. What’s more relaxing than sitting in front of a fire, sipping a glass of wine?
Yes, I realize that if you have a teenager at home or work with a group of twenty-somethings, Venmo is very old news. However, when I mention Venmo to my group of mom friends, I tend to get blank stares and radio silence. Further, when I suggest that they pay me back with Venmo, they respond, “I’ll just give you cash or a check. It’s easier.” Actually, it’s really not easier.
Now that the school year is winding down here, it seems that every time I open an email, someone is collecting money for a teacher: dance, preschool, elementary, and coaches. More often than not, that email actually comes from me as I am the class mom for both of my children. Just this morning, walking into my daughter’s preschool, a gathering of nannies and moms awaited me, shoving cash, checks, and various papers into my hand as I passed them. If it’s not apparent from my earlier posts, I do not like handling cash. I either misplace it, forget who already paid, who still owes me, and I never have the correct change on me. I create lists upon lists to keep track of everything. Don’t you wish there was an app for this? Meet Venmo.