I know there is a stigma behind setting New Year’s resolutions. People set lofty goals that are unattainable, dreaming of becoming someone far from themselves. My family looks at the resolutions we make on January 1st as opportunities.
Author Archive | Tessa
As my middle schooler progresses through life, I am learning as much about graceful failures as he is. One thing, as parents, that we have to embrace is the beauty of the productive struggle.
My college friends and I recently went on a weekend trip to Galveston, Texas. For three years, we have made it a priority to get away together.Our kids are to a manageable age, our bodies are pretty rested from the newborn/toddler years, and we are in the right place to reconnect. There is something about […]
Hey, Mamas, you’re beautiful. Has anyone told you this lately? Because it’s true. And I know you don’t always feel it.
If you are around kids in any capacity, you know there are toys of the moment that better not be lost, forgotten at Grandma’s, or broken, otherwise an apocalyptic type situation will explode in your household.
Even before I had three children, I was interested in the impact of birth order on the personalities of people.
One of my favorite quotes says, “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” by the Dalai Lama. As a teacher, I do believe traditional education is important. Our students need reading and writing skills. They need to be problem solvers, and it would be nice if they all had that investigative desire. But what I […]
Omaha Omaha is a wonderful place to be, although I never expected to call it home. Growing up, Omaha was a metropolis compared to my hometown, and I was sure it had nothing to offer me. Boy was I wrong. My husband and I moved to Omaha in 2003. We had six months of marriage […]