Normal? Abnormal? By What Measure?

Google defines Normal as: [ˈnôrməl]ADJECTIVE conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Google then defines Abnormal as: [abˈnôrməl]ADJECTIVE deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying. How would YOU define normal? Yes, context matters, but is there REALLY a line of normalcy? Why do we need... Continue Reading →

The Marigold Effect

Let me first explain what the "marigold effect" means. Now let me describe the concept of companion planting. Gardeners intentionally plant certain plants alongside others to intentionally protect and nurture the growth of each plant. A marigold plant is an example of one of the best companion plants as it repels bugs and fungal diseases.... Continue Reading →

Education in 2020

So I decided to look through old files this weekend and I came across a file in my Masters of Education folder titled "Education in 2020." Instantly- I laughed out loud. Remember doing a 5-10-15-20 year write in elementary school? Yeah, similar to that. This assignment was imagining what education would be like in the... Continue Reading →


When was the last time someone straight forward told you NO. Like ABSOLUTELY NOT. Straight forward. No questions asked. Even if was over something little (or hopefully not big), how did you feel? Did you hard pause and respond with an “ohhhhkkay” or did it escalate your blood pressure and make you want to argue... Continue Reading →

Revolutionary 2020

Peace cannot be kept by force: it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Albert Einstein 2020 is hard. On all of us. Emotionally. Relationally. Financially. Academically. Quite honestly, I think our collective trauma will generate new solutions, build new/stronger relationships, and design better systems. Unfortunately we have conflict before the calm, revolt before resolution and... Continue Reading →

The Power of Reflection

 “Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.” -Richard Carlson Reflection is defined as “serious thought or consideration” - yet it does NOT necessarily need to be revolutionary, deep or profound. It can be simple and seemingly useless as our thoughts can progress to great ideas and decisions. Therefore, I welcome... Continue Reading →

Starting the Year STRONG!

You want your kiddos to be well-behaved? With school-at-home, before, during and after? Are you worried about your new role as your child's "teacher" or "learning coach?" Well- I got you! I am going to share with you behavior management golden-nuggets to ensure that YOU feel comfortable AND confident working through the challenges of at-home... Continue Reading →

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