All posts filed under: Musings

A Day’s Personal Outlook: What Is Your Glass?

Originally posted on A Color Pop Life:
I recently came back from a trip to Maui with my hubby.  It was one of those trips that couples sometimes need to be selfish for a few days and just wake up without wondering whose mouths need to be fed … what activity needs to fill the day’s space … or play referee to the latest squabble happening in the back seat between twelve and nine-something siblings.  Seriously, I could live for days off of Cheerios – no problem.  But, I understand I am unique in that respect 🙂 Coming home from a long trip I had a package awaiting me …. one that I wasn’t planning for.  I put it in my home office that afternoon I arrived home thinking to myself, “I’ll unpack and get back to this package”.  I kid you not, days later I still hadn’t gotten around to opening the package.  But, eventually, I did and I could have kicked myself for not having opened it sooner because it was such the…

In Case You Missed It: Here’s a Recap of our October Posts!

Hi TBSH friends! It’s the end of October. Boy, did it go by fast! Hope you all had a spooktacular and ghoulishly good Halloween! I love how excited the kids get and it is so fun to see all the creative costumes. Much cooler than the plastic masks with the flimsy string that we bought at the grocery store when I was a kid 🙂 Does that give away my age?? Yes, I was a child in the late 70’s! So, Bridgette and I thought we’d start posting a monthly blog recap for you. We both have run into people that tell us that they saw something on the blog that they wanted to read, but were busy at the time and forgot to go back and check it out. We completely understand! Life gets busy. Happens to all of us! Fear not! That’s why we will now be doing these monthly “In Case You Missed It” recaps at the end of each month where you can find all of the previous month’s posts in …

Expanding The Mind: Education and Neuroplasticity Anyone?

Hola amazing TBSH fans!  School is back in full swing again, and in my household it isn’t just for the younger half of the family – I, too, have two classes this semester!  I am actually pretty jazzed about the courses I am taking because it is tapping into my newfound passion for education and learning.  What two courses am I taking, you ask?  I am taking “Saving Schools: History, Politics, and Policy in U.S. Education“, and “The Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain, Health, and Education“.  One course offers historical insight into the interwoven paradigm of the U.S. education system with an opportunity to evaluate current policies.  The U.S. school framework used to be the envy, especially in math, science, and reading.  We will have the opportunity to assess the impacts progressiveness, racial desegregation, legalization, and collective bargaining had to what was once the educational system admired around the world, ultimately shaping political and policy changes.  Secondarily, and the part I’m most eager to dive into, is the exploratory hypothesis posed, and …