Sage Advice on Parenting From Third Graders…

When my third graders threw me a baby shower on my last teaching day before I took off on maternity leave, they wrote thoughtful cards to me and my husband, giving us their advice on parenthood… Here are some of … Continue reading

Read, Read, Read!

As many of you know, I am a member of a wonderful book club with some amazing ladies in my life, and we are constantly reading, reading, reading! This week is “Read Across America Week” for schools in our nation … Continue reading

What is Happiness, Anyway?

Stanford University is my alma mater, and recently held its Reunion Weekend in the fall… I thought this article, What is Happiness, Anyway? from Stanford Magazine summarizing a round table discussion from Reunion Weekend was thought-provoking in terms of the semantics … Continue reading

Here’s to 2014!

I remember when I was about 11 years old someone said to me that if over the course of a year, you have gained some sort of knowledge, have learned something new from the previous year, no matter how small, then it … Continue reading

Happy, Happy Holidays!

This year for my school gifts, I decided to go with my favs from Trader Joes…

the treats

…and create a mishmash of delectable goodies in cute, festive boxes!

in progress

My cute, nerdy husband kept hovering and asking if I had any leftovers, but I shooed him away until I had assembled the gifts.

final boxes

2013 has been a year of activity, change, progress, and happiness for me, and I hope it has been for you too. Thank you for reading my blog posts however often you can or do; I really appreciate hearing from you and having your support!

2014 is just around the corner, but in the present and meantime…

Happy Holidays!!!

❤ Jackie