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10 Quick & Easy Whole30 Recipes

In my last post, I talked about my experience doing the Whole30.  Figuring out what to cook was the hardest part of the thirty days, and so I am now sharing with you my favorite quick and easy recipes that I still make to this day. Thanks to some very creative bloggers, I was able …

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Wellness

Your Story Matters

The other night, I was at a dinner party with some friends when the topic of my blog was brought up. “So, what is your blog about?” one of the girls asked. I began to talk about it while suddenly feeling embarrassed,   “Oh, it’s really nothing.” I claimed with a playful eye roll. “ I …

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Teaching

10 Website That Will Positively Transform Your Classroom

  I think it’s more obvious than ever that students are wired differently today. Technology has shifted their learning styles and their future paths to success. It has created an enormous amount of opportunity and has shaped not only learning styles but teaching styles as well. At my school this year, we were fortunate enough …

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Tasty Chicken Tacos

Every Christmas Eve, we would finally use our formal dining room area. We would set the table properly, light the taper candles, and fold the cloth napkins just right underneath the forks and knives. As we sat amongst the candlelight, we would feast on all of the flavorful foods that my mom would spend all …

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Teaching

New Teachers, Where You At? (Part 2)

Franklin Habit once said, “Teaching seems to require the sort of skills one would need to pilot a bus full of live chickens backwards, with no brakes, down a rocky road through the Andes while simultaneously providing colorful and informative commentary on the scenery.” At this time of the year, we all know that this …

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Teaching

New Teachers, Where You At? (Part 1)

At twenty-two, my passion for teaching was ignited and I thought I was completely ready to take on the world. I was a newlywed that just moved to Austin from Lubbock, Texas after graduating from college. I had just completed the “Tech Teach” program where two years of challenging classes, and a year of student …

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Cozy Chicken & Vegetable Soup

The holidays are in full effect as we feast on all of our seasonal favorites. This Thanksgiving we traveled home to Austin, and we were feeling extremely thankful as we traveled from house to house visiting the ones we love. While Tyler is constantly rolling his eyes at my love for Christmas Hallmark movies, and …

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Wellness

What’s your Why?

As a seven year old, I vividly remember my father picking me up from dance class, tension mingled in his throat as he gently brought up the situation happening in my mother’s bathroom that night. “Allie” he said. “As you know, your mother’s treatment has made some of her hair fall out” I did recall …

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