Sunday, May 24, 2015

This Week's Goals: 5/25-31/15


Taking the time to write out your weekly goals is a great way to stay motivated towards completing them - looking for other reasons to set goals? Check out our post 4 Reasons You Should Write Weekly Goals. Goal setting can seem a bit scary at first, but we have you covered - How To Create Weekly Goals. Do you struggle with ACTUALLY accomplishing your goals? We can help you with that too!

Without further delay... here's my goals for last week & this week. I'd love to help you stay motivated, so join me by posting your to do list for the week in the comments below. :)

Last Week's Goals:


Classroom Goals
  • Continue updating after school program finance report
  • Start working on 2015-2016 classroom orders (due in June)
  • Start working on my professional evaluations & PGP goals
  • Finish lesson planning for the remainder of the year
  • Grade student essays and projects
Household/Family/Mommy Goals
  • Continue our Total Money Makeover by following our May budget
  • Finish building bookshelf in basement
  • Build a strawberry pyramid for the back yard
  • Schedule next project work date with my dad
  • Tend to my vegetables in the vegetable garden
  • Clean house
Marriage Goals
  • Make a point to spend at least 1 solid minute cuddling with hubs each evening when he gets home
  • Write a love note to hubs <3
  • Publicly praise my husband (A great tip I picked up here!)
Personal Goals
  • Exercise at least twice this week
  • Journal at least once this week 
  • Listen to the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast while running, driving, cleaning, etc.
Blogging Goals
  • Post 2 planned posts this week
  • Write 8+ blog posts for new site
  • Create our summer to do list
  • Schedule social media posts throughout week
  • Finish Opt In Product for new site
  • Continue to work with mastermind group on improving my skills at blogging
  • Finish updating post tags to match our new navigation bar buttons





This Week's Goals: 

Classroom Goals
  • Wrap up & organize lesson plans for the school year
  • Complete, submit & discuss my end of year PGP goals/eval with administration
  • Start cleaning room for summer
  • Start finalizing after school program records & finances for the year
Household/Family/Mommy Goals
  • Continue our Total Money Makeover by following our May budget
  • Finish building bookshelf in basement
  • Build a strawberry pyramid for the back yard
  • Schedule next project work date with my dad
  • Tend to my vegetables in the vegetable garden
  • Clean house
  • Enjoy a much needed va-cay with family in northern Michigan <3
Marriage Goals
  • Sit by the fire telling stories & holding hubs' hand
  • Make a point to spend at least 1 solid minute cuddling with hubs each evening when he gets home
  • Write a love note to hubs <3
  • Publicly praise my husband (A great tip I picked up here!)
Personal Goals
  • Exercise at least twice this week
  • Journal at least once this week 
  • Listen to the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast while running, driving, cleaning, etc.
Blogging Goals
  • Post 2 planned posts this week
  • Write 8+ blog posts for new site
  • Promote new Summer School from Home Program on my new site
  • Set up upcoming giveaways with participating bloggers
  • Create our summer to do list
  • Schedule social media posts throughout week
  • Continue to work with mastermind group on improving my skills at blogging
  • Finish updating post tags to match our new navigation bar buttons

Wish me luck! What's on your schedule this week?


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My 1st Years Giveaway: May 2015


This May I'm excited to bring you a giveaway from My 1st Years - an online company straight from the land of Princess Charlotte specializing in personalized gifts for little ones and mothers to be.

They sent me a complimentary Silver Star Storage Bag to review and I have to admit I'm incredibly impressed. Not only is it adorable, it's also well made and extremely sturdy. Check out the thick handles and adorable stitching.


In addition to excellent quality, the storage tote is HUGE. I was shocked by how much I could fit inside. Here's a picture of the massive stuffed animal collection I was able to fit inside (that tiger is as tall as my 3 year old from end to end)! 

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Here's the best part... one lucky winner gets to pick their very own £30 item with free personalization. The giveaway is open worldwide to anyone aged 18+. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below before the giveaway ends on May 31st. 

Good luck!


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer School From Home

Remember when I shared the exciting news that I was starting a new website... TeachYourKidsToStudy.com? Although I'm still building the site itself, today I'm happy to announce I have my first product up and running on the site tonight.

May I introduce... the Summer School From Home program!


Did you know that students lose valuable knowledge every summer from not taking part in regular learning activities while away from school? This program was designed with you in mind. Each day your child will have a variety of activities to complete in the areas of:
  • Math
  • Science & Engineering
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Organization & Goal Setting Skills
  • Vocabulary, Grammar & Spelling
  • Career & College Planning
  • Elective Course
Two sample student pages
I'm offering the first two weeks for FREE on TeachYourKidsToStudy.com, but it gets even better.

In addition to a fabulous offer on the $97 full twelve week program. The first 100 people that pre-order before June 1st will receive 10% off when they enter code "presale" at check out


Do you know a parent or student that would benefit from this program? Please share the love! I would be eternally grateful for your shares - just use the buttons on the left side of your screen or copy and paste the link directly onto social media. Thank you! 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

This Week's Goals: 5/18-24/15



Taking the time to write out your weekly goals is a great way to stay motivated towards completing them - looking for other reasons to set goals? Check out our post 4 Reasons You Should Write Weekly Goals. Goal setting can seem a bit scary at first, but we have you covered - How To Create Weekly Goals. Do you struggle with ACTUALLY accomplishing your goals? We can help you with that too!

Without further delay... here's my goals for last week & this week. I'd love to help you stay motivated, so join me by posting your to do list for the week in the comments below. :)

Last Week's Goals:


Classroom Goals
  • Continue updating after school program finance report
  • Start working on 2015-2016 classroom orders (due in June)
  • Finish genetics unit lesson plans
  • Continue planning astronomy unit lessons
Household/Family/Mommy Goals
  • Continue our Total Money Makeover by finalizing our May budget
  • Finish building bookshelf & hanging drywall in basement
  • Schedule next project work date with my dad
  • Water our new trees & vegetable garden daily  (Thank you rain!)
  • Catch up on household tasks & chores... it's been a lazy, crazy week. :(
Marriage Goals
  • Make a point to spend at least 1 solid minute cuddling with hubs each evening when he gets home
  • Write a love note to hubs <3
  • Publicly praise my husband (A great tip I picked up here!)
Personal Goals
  • Exercise at least twice this week
  • Journal at least once this week 
  • Listen to the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast while running, driving, etc.
Blogging Goals
  • Post 2 planned posts this week
  • Write 8+ blog posts for new site (TeachYourKidsToStudy.com will launch in May!!!)
  • Fill in my May editorial calendar
  • Schedule social media posts throughout week
  • Finish Opt In Product for new site
  • Continue to work with mastermind group on improving my skills at blogging
  • Finish updating post tags to match our new navigation bar buttons




This Week's Goals: 

Classroom Goals
  • Continue updating after school program finance report
  • Start working on 2015-2016 classroom orders (due in June)
  • Start working on my professional evaluations & PGP goals
  • Finish lesson planning for the remainder of the year
  • Grade student essays and projects
Household/Family/Mommy Goals
  • Continue our Total Money Makeover by following our May budget
  • Finish building bookshelf in basement
  • Build a strawberry pyramid for the back yard
  • Schedule next project work date with my dad
  • Tend to my vegetables in the vegetable garden
  • Clean house
Marriage Goals
  • Make a point to spend at least 1 solid minute cuddling with hubs each evening when he gets home
  • Write a love note to hubs <3
  • Publicly praise my husband (A great tip I picked up here!)
Personal Goals
  • Exercise at least twice this week
  • Journal at least once this week 
  • Listen to the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast while running, driving, cleaning, etc.
Blogging Goals
  • Post 2 planned posts this week
  • Write 8+ blog posts for new site
  • Create our summer to do list
  • Schedule social media posts throughout week
  • Finish Opt In Product for new site
  • Continue to work with mastermind group on improving my skills at blogging
  • Finish updating post tags to match our new navigation bar buttons

Wish me luck! What's on your schedule this week?


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Searching for Sunday: Book Review


Each month I look forward to reviewing a new book compliments of Book Look (check out their button at the bottom of my side bar). This month was no different... a few weeks ago I received Searching for Sunday (Amazon affiliate link) written by Rachel Held Evans.

Searching for Sunday looked like a very interesting read, promising to follow the author's story as she left her faith and later refound it. It's description sounded extremely interesting and promised personal stories through Rachel's changing faith.

As I began to read the book I really enjoyed it because it read like a story book sharing her real life experiences growing up within the church, growing into a god crazy teenager and then later her fall from faith - but as the book started to delve into her more recent found connection with the church the book lost its zeal. No longer was it an entertaining personal memoir, but it became a collection of bible stories and lessons that didn't seem to fit with the previous stories. I had to force myself through the remainder of the book because I knew I needed to give my honest opinion to all of you. 

After reading the book I was left feeling let down. Instead of a powerful personal story, Searching for Sunday became a watered down personal account. I wish Rachel Held Evans hadn't tried to add all of the extra stories and just left us with a powerful, personal memoir. Sadly, with all of these things in mind, I'm only giving Searching for Sunday two out of five stars

Stay tuned next month when I'll be reviewing.... Married 'til Monday. (Check it out on Amazon if you'd like to read along with me!)

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