I Think I’ll Keep That

This week I have started to work on a house that is filled with ‘stuff’.  In fact, it’s a hoarding home filled with: memorabilia, un-opened items, clothes (new and old), antiques, and various items from the past.  To create a visual for you, imagine this:  when the front door opens and you walk through, there

Organizing Your Family For School

The ads are on TV and radio and the sales are in full swing in the stores.  You guessed it, it’s ‘Back To School’ time!  Having taught school for seventeen years, I always found I had a mixture of emotions around this time of year: Excitement – starting a year with well-rested students, new faces

Backwards Planning

When I used to be a classroom teacher, my teaching partner would giggle at the way I planned.  You see, I’m a very visual learner and I needed to see a calendar (by the month), to plan out a unit/theme.  With my trusty calendar in hand, I would start to plan the end of the