When I grow up..

I had a conversation with my mom last week about college tuition and how I didn’t agree with it even if my college education isn’t really being used that much as a fledgling blogger and stay at home mom. My first plan for a career was to be a teacher and an athletic trainer andContinue reading “When I grow up..”

Either you’ll know to avoid the place or you’ll know how to handle the next situation.

New situations always give me anxiety. I would have hoped by now as a former army brat who moved multiple times and was always faced with new situations that I would have overcome this but it’s still a thing with me to deal with. Here are a few things I tell myself before I leaveContinue reading “Either you’ll know to avoid the place or you’ll know how to handle the next situation.”

This is an app with a membership fee, but I believe it’s worth it.

Earlier this year I fell in love with Todoist. I wrote a blog post about how I used it for my daily cleaning routine around the house: How A To Do List Saved My Sanity. Right now my life is all about distance learning and I’m loving the EPIC app/ website. http://getepic.com This is aContinue reading “This is an app with a membership fee, but I believe it’s worth it.”

(Attention: Parents of school aged kids) Don’t write off homework until you read this

The great debate over homework has been going on for decades. As a member of a family of educators from college level professors to elementary school teachers you may be surprised about my opinion on homework. Even with my educational friendly background I’m not a stranger to recognizing excessive amounts of homework. Out of allContinue reading “(Attention: Parents of school aged kids) Don’t write off homework until you read this”

Technology usage for children

Since many schools are starting up this year doing distance learning that relies heavily on technology I thought I’d take a little bit of time to speak on the subject.  WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? Considering that every modern gadget we use could be considered technology, let’s focus on just a few things that kids might beContinue reading “Technology usage for children”

Thoughts on kindness featuring topics from The Purpose Show Podcast

As an elementary school volunteer and the mother of two under ten, the subject of kindness come up a lot. It surfaces both in the classroom and at home and while each situation may differ, it is something we definitely need to take a closer look at in this day and age of bullying, onlineContinue reading “Thoughts on kindness featuring topics from The Purpose Show Podcast”

How field trips aren’t as bad as you think they are

This post was originally posted on my oldwebsite iamzoewatson.com which no longer is active. Running off after Boogie’s preschool drop off to volunteer at Bootsie’s school and rushing to pick Boogie up after Bootsie gets out has left me with barely any connection with the other moms at the preschool this year. Most of ourContinue reading “How field trips aren’t as bad as you think they are”