Hello. Above is a picture of me at kindergarten. This is my life during the week (and sometimes the weekends). It is fun albeit exhausting work. This leads me to my next point. Unfortunately, woman cannot survive on peanut butter marshmallow Rice Krispie treats and popcorn alone (believe me, I’ve tried). This requires me to […]
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. Two weeks ago, I stepped foot into my classroom along with 26 darling little people. The weeks leading up to the first day of school, as well as the past two weeks, have been absolutely exhausting! Like man oh man, I am absolutely nowhere near ready to have children. […]
Hello friends. Today was the YUCK-est of all days. Total yuck. Complete yuck. I would like it to be done now. The past few days I have been battling a nasty cold. I knew this was coming. As Sammy so delicately phrased it “you are essentially one big germ in charge of 26 little germs”. […]
Dear Kindergarten Mama, I bet you’ve been having some late nights recently, nights where you are dead tired but can’t seem to shut off your brain. Nights where you lay awake, sleepless. Nights during which nothing seems to calm or sooth your worrying mind. Well, mama, rest assured, you are not alone. For each night […]
Hello, It’s me. Here I am. Still doing my thing. I realize things have fallen by the wayside, but I also realize what a wonderful and rewarding outlet this has been for me. I spent the last half hour reading through old posts and laughing at (with?) myself. My goal for summer is to get […]
Hello friends. Surprise! It’s me! I’m still alive! I still do this thing sometimes! The past three (wowza) weeks I have been long-term subbing in a local second grade classroom. It has been amazing and incredibly rewarding in so many ways, but SUPER DUPER EXHAUSTING. I have been in my bed by 9:00 almost every […]
Hello. Currently, I am a single woman out in the world just trying to make it on my own. I take my own self on dates. My most regular good morning and good night texts come from my mom. The last man to tell me he loved me and was proud of me was my […]
(Me with my birthday tool box. Cannot make that stuff up.) Being an adult is hard. “I WILL BE SO FANCY WHEN I’M AN ADULT,” you tell yourself. “I WILL ALWAYS LOOK SUPER CUTE AND GROWN UP AND ATTEND SWANKY THINGS AND HAVE IT ALL FIGURED IT OUT!” Blessings to you, adorable teenage Olivia Johnson. […]
Hello, friends. This is a little different. I feel kind of weird typing all of this out and posting it. In public. For others to see. Let me start by saying that i am, at the very root of my nature, a sharer. If something amazing happens, I want to tell people. If something awful […]
Hi there! I’m so happy you are here. Though I’m assuming readership right now consists solely of those who are related to me (Hi Mom! Hi Grandma Ginny!), those who live with me (Hi Tori! Hi Haley!), or those who date me (Good work, Nate!), I’m excited to get started! To me, food has always […]
To me, food is a love language. In times when words are hard (or nonexistent), something baked and yummy can say it all. Creating homemade delicious treats doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating, and the fact that I’m typing this currently is proof you don’t need special culinary skills. I’m a twenty something kindergarten teacher from Iowa who loves popcorn, jammies, and sprinkles. Let’s get baking!
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Hello. Above is a picture of me at kindergarten. This is my...
Good evening. It’s me. I’m still feeling a bit...