A Whirlwind… (Originally written: 6/7/18) 2017 - 2018: Year 31 was AND is still a Whirlwind. Who can believe this decade JUST started….whew!? It has been a “hot minute” since my last post. I have written blogs for my job and shared them here, and they are pretty insightful … Continue reading 2017-2018: A Whirlwind
“To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.” 5/4/19
This post has been a loooooong time coming. For some reason I still struggle with Forgiveness. Not as a concept mind you, as a concept I think it’s GREAT. Especially as a recipient of said forgiveness—I think it’s a win hands down. But at the age of 32 I STILL struggle with the execution of … Continue reading “To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.” 5/4/19
“Professional Parenting: An Apology” 6/7/18
"I wish I could say that becoming a parent was some magical/mystical conversion that happened to me over night and somehow made me a pro... but I never thought that would be the case—and though other parents might act like it—I know now that my previous assumptions we’re right...."
Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members
(Originally written and posted for www.cubedliving.com; April 9, 2018) By: Emma K. Marvel During my time as an educator in Texas, I came across all sorts of acronyms, approaches, and systems that are touted to be phenomenal for producing "student engagement." For Example: Kahoot, Plickers, Screen-castify, TRTW, TPRS, Gamification, Total Immersion, Realia, Project-based Learning, Comprehensible Input … Continue reading Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members
You Tarzan, Me not Jane…
Before I EVEN begin this post---please for the love of all that is inspirational—watch this movie trailer... The Legend of Tarzan (2016) (NOT the cartoon version) https://youtu.be/aA9eTnJS03s "A normal man can do the impossible to save the woman he loves. My husband is no normal man." O.M.G we love it! So——after seeing this movie, I … Continue reading You Tarzan, Me not Jane…
How A Cup of Coffee Changed My Marriage
I loved this post by Amanda Cox, I look up to her as a writer and have found guidance in her words. I myself, am struggling with this very same concept, and hearing from someone who has been married longer than I, and has a family to tend to in the process gives me someone to look to as a mentor of sorts. This post comes highly recommended (as it brought tears to my eyes, and I am not an easy cryer.) Read and Enjoy!
I’ve been discussing the difficulty of change lately. Challenges, barriers, complexities. Today, I want to take a moment and remind us all of the simple elements of change, the power of consistency, and how small things become big things.
So the question is, can a cup of coffee change your life? Some of you know the magic of coffee. That first sip, and you go from death to life. Your brain works again…
My typical morning involves all three of my children, jumping to the floor and running to my room, firing on all cylinders. “Mom! Mom! We’re hungry! We’re hungry! Can I have_______?” Fill in the blank with three different, equally unacceptable breakfast choices. I stumble into the kitchen, trying to make sense of the little hooligans doing a circular tribal dance around me. “Mom! Mom! Mom!”
I probably agree to things like cookies, ice cream, and candy for…
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You Have What It Takes: 2/3/17
Have you ever seen someone and just known that they were sad? And I don’t mean 5 year olds either—I mean someone who may actually be trying to keep their emotions to themselves, but are simply failing to do so because the enormity of their situation. Okay, so you may need to think about that … Continue reading You Have What It Takes: 2/3/17