Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101

Meal planning will save you from this: It’s 5PM. I’m hungry. I don’t know what I want to eat so I go to the store. Or worse yet, I get “a little” takeout that turns into everyone piling on something until the bill comes to $50. Not that there’s anything wrong with...

Caprese: Italy’s Gift to the World

Caprese salad is an in-season blessing. If I could pick one gift from Italy, it would be this. You can keep your Renaissance paintings you just give me this salad. This is one of the few recipes where fresh is essential. You can make this with cheap mozzarella or out...

Why You Need A Digital Planner (Free template)

Why You Need A Digital Planner (Free template)

Do you have a digital lesson plan book? If not, read on. I have a stack of unused paper teacher books. You may, too--the green attendance "Roster" book, and the lesson plan book. I'm sad when I get them because I won't use them, and I've been getting them forever. ...

FREE Columbus Day Lessons…

FREE Columbus Day Lessons…

FREE COLUMBUS DAY LESSON PLANS FOR YOUR LONG WEEKEND "1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue." That's the fact. Kids everywhere will come home with weekly readers discussing Columbus Day. I remember my son's when he was much younger. "Columbus met the Taino Indians."...

How to Survive on $350,000 a Year

How to Survive on $350,000 a Year

I keep seeing versions of this MarketWatch article come across my feed. Take a quick look. It shows how difficult it is for this "middle class" family to live on $350K/year. $350,000 is approximately 4-10 years of the average teacher salary (depending on your job,...

Low-Carb Foods That Won’t Break the Bank

Low-Carb Foods That Won’t Break the Bank

Keto is the new cool, but few people know variations have been around for a long time. Low-carb diets benefit everyone from diabetics to epileptic children. And--they help you lose weight. I ate keto for well over a year to test it out for migraines. But, not only was...

Free Ranch Dressing Forever

Free Ranch Dressing Forever

If you read my post on making countertop yogurt, you can make this dressing for next to nothing. It's much better than the stuff you buy in the stores. "Real" ranch is made with mayo, buttermilk, and sour cream. Since you can make two out of the three with leftover...