Girls, Modesty and Shame

My Outfit, My Choice When and how can we teach our Daughters to dress from a place of self respect rather than a way of shaming, blaming, and encouraging stereotypes that turn us in to sexual or fragile objects?  Allowing others to define us on either end of that spectrum creates limitations that I want…

Ban It, Block It, Embrace It, Ignore It… Technology, Students and The(fire)Wall

We don't need no education We don't need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone…   Did you ever pass or receive a little crinkled  (or folded into a triangle if you were cool like me!) piece of loose leaf paper asking someone to be your partner at the afterschool…

Gratitude, Purpose and Balance

One of my goals for this school year is intentionality. I am focusing on being present, having and maintaining purpose and mindfulness.   This goal pertains to all aspects of my life with the balance that I will maintain and modify if I get out of whack.   It is humbling to transition from a Principal…

Beauty Buzz: Water Basic or Better?

It's in the Water Is Water the "New" IT ingredient? Is simple better?  Aunt Becky (Yes the ageless Lori Loughlin) taught me the trick, that less is more.  Makeup is meant to accentuate not cover natural beauty. Here are my thoughts on Water (a not so new) beauty ingredient. I went to a makeup artist before…

Memories, Lessons Learned, and Style Moments from Twin Peaks

Vince and I have been binging ...  again! Twin Peaks was my sister (Emily's) show, and if you are a younger sister than it is likely that you too know that if your older sister thought something was cool when you were around ten, then it was the cooooolest! Em was a teen when I was…