The Unexpected Side Effect of Achieving a Big Goal

Goals excite me. Like, a lot. I can't think of a time in my life that I wasn't working towards a goal. Some were small, like learning how to make a mean mushroom risotto or creating a product to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers. Others were considerably bigger and more time-consuming, like training for a …

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When the cast of Schitt’s Creek helps you make an announcement, you know you’re kind of a big deal

Well hello there, you gorgeous thing, you! It's been awhile. Did you miss me? Because I sure missed you. You might be thinking: 'Well, then, spend more time here, DUMMY. It's YOUR blog.' And that would be fair. Those of you who have been with me for awhile know that I started this blog initially …

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3 Easy Teacher Gift Ideas. (er, that’s easy gifts…not easy teachers…)

It's that time of year again, Friends: No more pencilsNo more booksNo more teachers'Dirty looks! Though I propose we amend the rhyme slightly to keep up with the times... No more laptopsNo more meetsNo more sitting on my butt all.day.long staring at a screen and forgetting to unmute myself and asking students to turn their …

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Here’s What I Know About Writing a Book

Admittedly, very little. I've flirted with the idea of writing a book for a long time. Not because I think I'm a gifted wordsmith or because I love the act of writing. I'm not. I don't. I'm usually pretty good at abandoning grandiose goals when they get too hard, or when the consistency required to …

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How I’m Doing Christmas Differently This Year. And Forevermore.

Friends, forgive me. I fell down the discombobulated mama hole when school and work resumed in September, hence the echo-y silence of This Lovely Chaos since then. I am still deep in that hole as I write today - as discombobulated as ever - but through the noise of my ever-thrumming to do list and …

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