Motivational Monday: Comparison Kills

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? I know I can't be the only one who reaches for my phone and checks social media, right? In fact, I even find myself scrolling through everyone's pictures and status updates multiple times a day. "How can they afford that?" "Wow, they're living their best… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Comparison Kills

Dear Reader…

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about Kermit Says... The inception, the journey, the hurdles, and the incredible victories. Kermit Says... started nearly five years ago. The idea came after speaking to a group of then-eighth-grade students at my former elementary school, and it only grew with the help of my high school students,… Continue reading Dear Reader…

Motivational Monday: Be a Game Changer

This weekend was filled with triggering news that I’m sure brought up anxiety and all sorts of emotions. And as I shared on the Kermit Says... Facebook and Instagram pages, there is no right or wrong way to react. We are all fully-formed humans with valid feelings and experiences that have shaped our very being.… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Be a Game Changer

Motivational Monday: Look Around

One of my intentions for the new year was to develop a stronger relationship with God. I thought that, in addition to attending church more regularly, I'd devote at least five minutes each day to reading my devotional. Using my YouVersion app, I decided to start a plan called "Love Greatly: Broken and Redeemed" not because… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Look Around

Motivational Monday: Cheers to 2018!

Happy Monday and Happy 2018, friends! I hope you all rang in the new year safely and surrounded by love. I've been sitting here trying to figure out what words of wisdom or advice I could share that hasn't already been said about how we can be more purposeful with each new year, and I… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Cheers to 2018!

Motivational Monday: Taking Stock

Merry Christmas and happiest holidays to you, friends. It's been quite some time since my last post, and to say my first quarter of graduate school was a whirlwind is an understatement. When I wasn't reading nearly 300 pages a week or completing several assignments at a time, I was interning as a school social… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Taking Stock

Motivational Monday: You Can Handle It

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hopefully, you've spent today lounging around instead of laboring away, especially since it is the last unofficial day of summer. That's right! For so many of you, today is likely the day before school resumes and vacations end. It's likely the last day you'll get to sleep in and spend more… Continue reading Motivational Monday: You Can Handle It

Friday Findings: My 10 School Essentials

  Happy happy Friday, friends, and what a glorious day it's been! Today I had a chance to stop over at my old school and see some of my favorite former students as they prepare for their first day of school this coming Tuesday. So many bright faces and so much energy filled the halls as… Continue reading Friday Findings: My 10 School Essentials

Thoughtful Thursday: 6 Tips for a Great School Year

Happy Thursday, friends! It's hard to believe it's been five years since I've been a student, and since graduating from graduate school (the first time around), I've now spent those five years in between on the other side as a teacher. With every new school year there comes a similar level of anxiety and excitement about… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: 6 Tips for a Great School Year

Wellness Wednesday: Chickpea Salad

Happy Wednesday, friends! We've made it to the halfway point of the week, and I think that calls for a quick celebration, don't you? But a closer end to the week does mean a closer start to the school year, which is totally fine--remember, we've got this! I want you to realize, though, that this… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Chickpea Salad