We Are Downsizing our Home – We Really Are

Last May I wrote a blog post titled, Does Downsizing Fit in Your Retirement Plans?  In that post I shared that my husband and I were planning on downsizing… one day. The thought was in about two years, when our youngest was out of high school, we would begin the process of looking to move. After… [Continue Reading]

Hiking Vernal Falls in Yosemite

Sometimes you just need a mountain fix! When this feeling hit, my daughter and I hopped into the car and headed to Yosemite National Park for the day. Honestly before we decided to fit in one more summer hike together, I had never, ever thought of Yosemite as a day destination for us. While it… [Continue Reading]

Hiking Vernal Falls in Yosemite

Stocking your Kitchen for Successful Weight Loss

I’ve done it! Yesterday I reached my goal weight! It’s been seven months in the coming – seven months of making better food choices and learning a healthier way of eating with Weight Watchers Freestyle Program. While it has been slow, I averaged a weight loss of three pounds a month, it has not been… [Continue Reading]

Bridging the Digital Divide

Creating an Even Playing Field in an Era of Digital Education As students start heading back to classrooms across the country, instead of pencils and paper, many children rely on laptops and the internet to do their work. According to a recent study, 96.5% of students need internet access to do their homework. That makes… [Continue Reading]

Back to School and Up to Speed

Well, that’s a wrap on Summer 2018. My summer was filled with road trips, hiking, reading, sunshine, family and friends. I enjoyed many, many wonderful moments, but now it is time to gear up for another school year. Today I was back in the classroom rearranging desks, sorting books, writing lesson plans, and basically getting… [Continue Reading]