Home

Bruises
Bows
Books

Write a book, they said. (Nope.) Learn to cook, they said. (Nope.) Get on TikTok, they said. (Yep…) Take up yoga, they said. (Nope.)

Start a blog, they said? Maybe it counts as writing a book? Or finding a new hobby? Yeah. That sounds good. I’m pretty sure no one said it (they should have). Just as sure as I am that COVID-19 and quarantine turned not only my life upside down, but yours too. So I figured now is as good a time as any to stop suffocating my creative side and start turning this girl’s dream into a reality. I’m a teacher by trade and a mom by life. I’ve got two bruises, a bow, and a whole lotta books. (Insert thinking emoji here.)

Let me break it down for you…I have two boys, Luca and Dominic, who make quite the dynamic duo and are the definition of all things boy. I have a little girl, Tessa, whose thunder thighs and pudgy cheeks keep me craving all things girl. And I’m a K-4 literacy specialist at an elementary school in central Connecticut. Basically, I’m just a girl on the internet hoping someone might find the humor, chaos, and sometimes seriousness of my life and my job relatable. It may not be clean or fancy, but it sure is real, honest, and raw. And hopefully, a little helpful too! ❤

XOXO,

Katie

Weekly Inspiration

Happy 2021! Here’s to a fresh start, hopefully in the form of health and safety. Hang in there, we’re almost there! ❤

Latest from the Blog

School’s out for summer!

As of this upcoming Friday, school’s out for summer and I couldn’t be more ready for it. It’s been a YEAR, that’s for sure, and I’m so excited for a break from it all. You won’t necessarily see us doing major thematic studies or methodically practicing academics. You’ll find us at the beach, by the […]

Thematic Study

And why it works, especially for this age! So it’s no secret that kids learn best when they are doing things that peak authentic curiosity and interest. It’s all about motivation, and motivation theory tells us that intrinsic motivation stems from this (but I’ll save the theory for another day). And a while back I […]

The Versatility of Plastic Easter Eggs

Usually the activities and play I do with my kids is mix of seasonal/theme-based stuff and just completely random stuff driven by their interests and curiosities. Every time the Easter season comes around, I get so darn pumped because honestly, those cheapo plastic Easter eggs you can find virtually anywhere are the most versatile “themed” […]