Nov 282012
 
Why Being a Teacher is the Best Job: The OTHER Reason

“Miss!” one of my seventh graders yelled, “There’s fake blood all over the wall!”

The kids acting the Hammurabi skit froze as we all whipped our heads around. Sure enough, the entire wall— my “Class Objectives” whiteboard, our vocabulary words, and the stately blue paint— were splattered with red carnage. But that wasn’t all. A river of fake blood streaked the wooden floor, and the clothes of the student actors were polka-dotted [...Read More!]

Nov 222012
 
A Gift Shopping Secret to Save Money and Boost Love

According to the theory “The 5 Love Languages,” each person has a different ranking of the following five manners of showing and receiving love: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch.

What this means is that there is a whole set of people (myself included) for whom gift giving is the lowest ranking way in which we understand love. Shopping for, giving, and receiving gifts is [...Read More!]

Nov 182012
 
How to Never Lose or Forget Behind Anything: 4 Tricks

In your daily life, do you ever misplace your keys or phone, then spend hours looking for them? During travel, have you ever accidentally left behind pieces of clothing or toiletries… or even your passport? Do you ever arrive at work or school only to slap your forehead, wailing, “I can’t believe I forgot that paper at home!”?

Follow these four rules, and you will never again forget behind or lose your belongings.

RULE #1: [...Read More!]

Nov 122012
 
Perfect New England Travel: Bike Paths and Farm Stands

There are several secrets to quality New England travel. As you may have seen from my first article about Western Massachusetts travel, my husband, two zany cousins and I have been putting in the research so you can merely sit back and follow our suggestions. It’s been hard work, I tell you! (Burp.)

First, research bike paths in the region of New England that interests you. Triangulate a bike path close to a [...Read More!]