Thrifting is Cool Now

Thrifting is Cool Now

I started thrifting when it wasn't cool... I got my prom dress thrifting at Salvation Army. It was $19 and straight out of the 70's at a time when we were still trying hard to forget the 70's. There are some dresses that are timeless. Take the little black Audrey...

Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Do You Know Your Credit Score?

There's no excuse not to, In the old days you could write to the credit agencies and get your report in the mail for free, but now, you can check immediately. Transunion, and Experian, the two main credit reporting agencies, now have apps. You can also use apps like...

Best Covid Clothes for Back-to-School

Best Covid Clothes for Back-to-School

Your Covid Back-to-School Clothes Guide It's the height of Back to School shopping season. This is the time of year most teachers abuse their credit cards stocking up for the classroom. Today, I want to talk about fashion, because it's usually the time you'd get an...

Peanut Kid and Pascal Want You To Wear a Mask

Peanut Kid and Pascal Want You To Wear a Mask

We all pitched in for Peanut Kid "I want a peanut butter sandwich."  That's all Declan would eat for lunch and most dinners: peanut butter. There was no use arguing, sitting him down, reading another child psychology book, and saving the food until it turned green or...

They Won’t Steal THESE Pens!

They Won’t Steal THESE Pens!

"You got a pen?" I taught for 18 years and lost about a million pens. I was mystified--even before the Digital Age, no one thought they should bring a pen? Ever. Not even during exam season. "I have my pen." That sounds nicer than "No."  I always struggled to keep...

The Tampon Drawer (for middle and high school teachers)

The Tampon Drawer (for middle and high school teachers)

Tampons--never discussed, but central to middle and high school life. Tampons are no joke, unless you're a middle school boy. Then, they're hilarious. I've seen boys take girls' purses and backpacks, wave them around, "You've got your period!" Many of high school...