Hangover Cures for Degenerates

So, not that I'm condoning overindulging in the hard stuff, but it happens. Especially after a night of binge drinking, like on New Year's Eve.

Below are my tips for managing that wretched hangover (not that I've ever had one...😅)

1. Hydrate

Drink to drink. By that I mean, pair each of your alcoholic beverages with a water.

2. Eat Your Macros

Drinking on an empty stomach means you're begging hangover. Make sure to fill your belly with deliciousness before you head out (preferably with some protein, carbs, and fats to help slow down how fast your blood alcohol level goes up).

My (Last-Minute) Christmas List

Happy Winter Solstice! 

Are you counting down yet? Only 4 more days until Christmas, and I feel like I just found out it's December. I have done very minimal shopping and have absolutely zero motivation to go out and do more. I guess it's all part of the experience.

Due to my lack of desire to join the mobs at the mall, I've decided that, with four days left, it's about time I start my online shopping. Thankfully, I have Amazon Prime, so it makes it as painless (and inexpensive) as possible. So, in a weird, unhelpful turn of events, I've decided to share what I want for Christmas this year, many of which are available on Amazon Prime (hint, hint, Husband...). Who knows? Maybe my wishlist will inspire you for the people in your life!

TBT: New Year's Resolutions

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Hope your week has been going well. Just two more days til the weekend!

Many of you are probably still in school, so I hope this post finds you well. This is Throwback Post, from January of this year. I wanted to repost it BEFORE New Year's to give you enough time to think about this post before school let's out for the winter break (for us in the Northern Hemisphere), in case you wanted to incorporate some of the ideas into your lessons, but especially to give you some time to think about what goals YOU want to accomplish come the new year...


Quickie Post: New Year's Resolution Pack

Happy Caturday,

Just dropping in to update you all on my revision to the New Year's Resolution Mini-Lesson Pack, which has been updated for 2017. Other small grammatical edits have been made as well, so if you've already purchased the pack, you can re-download the updated version. If you haven't purchases it yet, click here to get your very own (for a measly $2.00). It's perfect for grades K-5 and can be added to any lesson on making goals, resolutions, and the like.

Additionally, I have a similar product (though not New Year's themed) for the older crowd. My Goal Setting for Young People is incredibly popular (my best seller for 2 years now!) It's still my favorite product I've created and is JAM-PACKED with goal setting worksheets, tips, strategies, etc. The focus is on making SMART goals for sustaining lasting change. It's great for older students (think: middle school and high school), as well as young adults in other settings (think: higher functioning individuals receiving adult services in a job-placement program or day facility). 


Back to School Madness: A Guide to Stay Sane

Hello Lovelies!

Even though I'm not in the school setting anymore, September always reminds me of new beginnings, similar to New Years. It's the perfect time to reset and refresh all those stale routines you've grown to hate. I understand that many of you are back to school already (BEFORE SEPTEMBER?!) but these tips are helpful nonetheless. Below are some self-help tips to help you stay sane during this chaotic time, whether you are a teacher, a parent, or a *fill-in-the-blank* looking to employ some self-help strategies.

Get a Routine Down

Chances are, your routine is a little stale, or non-existent (read: Vacation Mode). It's time set your routine now, to make your life easier. The quicker you determine a routine that works for you and your family, the easier life will be!


Everyone's favorite pastime (not). Whether you run 5 miles a morning, or practice some post-dinner yoga, exercise should be a non-negotiable. The benefits of exercise are innumerable, but my anecdotal take is that, it just makes me feel good. When I feel good, I stress less, sleep better, and am able to handle more. Check out this post for ways to fit exercise into your already busy life.

Book a Massage

Not always feasible, but the idea here is to pamper yourself. My favorite way to do this is to book a message (often for cheap on Groupon, or with Back-to-School specials at various massage studios. Other ways to de-stress: get a mani/pedi, get a facial, or spend an hour one evening (preferably when no one is around to bother you) giving yourself the ultimate spa treatment.


#WCW: New Playlist

Happy Hump Day!

I created a new playlist that I'm completely obsessed with and have appropriately titled #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday, duh). I should disclose this is an EXPLICIT playlist, thus, it is NSFW and NSFTEO (not safe for the easily offended). #sorrynotsorry

Check it out!

Any #WCW songs you'd add? Let me know below! I'm always looking for new music to listen to!



Hey all! Hope your summer is going as swell as mine! Are you feeling like you're missing out on all the excitement? FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) to the max? Well stop.

Keep reading...

Isn't it time to squash FOMO in lieu of something a bit more fun and meaningful? I've teamed up with some folks over at Eventbrite to promote an even better acronym than FOMO: GOMO! What's GOMO? I'm glad you asked...

Going Out More Often, or GOMO, is...well, exactly that. It's time to stop harboring feelings of being left out while scrolling through Instagram and Snapchat and start getting ourselves out and doing more! How do you get started? Check out my plans for GOMO below.

How do I plan to GOMO?


One of my most FAVORITE summer activities is attending outdoor concerts. Free or not, I love looking forward to jamming out to awesome music in the summer heat. This summer, I'm looking forward to checking out some artists at the Lowell Music Series.


Like every weekend. My fave place in the world.


So many to choose from here in Boston. Like music festivals, food festivals like this and this, and one that's a mix of everything.

Outdoor Dining!

Usually, The Husband and I spend our date nights (Saturdays) dining outside in the summer. We like to head to coastal towns, like Newburyport, Rockport, or Portsmouth, NH and find little local restaurants to try. Each weekend is an adventure!


I love museums, but I feel like we never go anymore. We live just north enough that Boston feel out of reach for a weeknight at the museum. However, with this event coming up, I'm putting in my calendar and we are making it happen!

So far, this is how I've been GOMO!

Amazing trip to Mexico!

Amazing trip to Martha's Vineyard!

Beach trips!

Dog Adventures!

My 30th Birthday!

So far, my GOMO experiences have been incredible and I'm so lucky to have the chance to do these amazing things. I'm looking forward to continuing in the spirit of GOMO all summer long (and then some!)

If you'd like to create an event in your area, check out this online RSVP page from Eventbrite. You can also check out your local Eventbrite page to find some awesome events in your area! Eventbrite supports ticket sales, discounted options for non-profits, and loads more!

Help us end FOMO once and for all by sharing your plans for GOMO!


Keep the Learning Going All Summer Long!

Happy Friday!

I realize this may be a little too late for some of you folks (WHAT?! Some of you are already back to school? That's baffling to me). But for others who still have another 6 weeks to go, I've teamed up with my friends over at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 to bring you another infographic! Check out these great educational tips to keep your kids active minds engaged all summer long. 

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Mother's Day Playlist

Happy Mother's Day! I've curated a list of sweet, cute, hardcore, and memorable songs to honor your mother (or yourself). Not to be played with young children, or for the faint of heart (not the explicit notice on a few songs). This list is for the fun, laid-back, doesn't-take-life-too-seriously mom. Enjoy!


May Goals

Greetings Lovelies,

The first week of May is nearly over, and I've finally developed my goals for the month. Late start, but I'm motivated to check those goals off!

What are your goals this month?


The Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist

I'm not even anti-Valentine's Day. I'm pretty apathetic about it, actually. But I know there's good reason to deny this Day of Love, so I've made a playlist for all of you Emo Kids out there, (formerly) aptly titled "There's a Reason You Hate Valentine's Day" or "The Anti-Valentine's Day"

You're welcome.


Quickie Post: TPT Sale!

Just dropping in to update everyone in the sitewide Start Your Year Inspired sale. If you use the code START16, you'll get an additional 10% off all sale items (which includes EVERYTHING in my store). Check out my products here and stock up on your faves throughout the site today! It might be the perfect time to nab those wish list items...

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Celebrate Dr. King

As I type this, I'm simultaneously drafting a list for what I need while I'm in San Francisco this long weekend. For me, this weekend has been on the horizon for a while, as it is the extended weekend I will be visiting my mom. However, it's also the weekend in which we celebrate the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. When I was in the classroom, we learned this influential leader with my kiddos, regardless of their age, through books, discussions, videos and hands-on activities.

Resolution Inspiration

So by now you've figured out my love for making goals and sticking to them. I've posted a few times about ways to stick with your resolutions (or goals) and have created a couple products related to resolutions and making SMART goals.

Okay, okay. You've read these posts and understand how and why to make and stick with your goals for the upcoming year. But maybe you don't know what your resolution(s) should be. Maybe you have something vague in mind, like "get healthy" but can't determine a concrete place to start. Look no further! This post is to help you determine the perfect resolution(s) for you!

I've split up the ideas based on categories. You may even look for a different goal in each category, like I did here, if it strikes your fancy.


The Busy Bee's Guide to Staying Hydrated

Do you feel sluggish? Is your skin dry or sallow? Are you dehydrated and thirsty by days end? You need to increase your water intake! Don't feel like you have enough time in the day to keep chugging the beverage? Don't fret - I've got some tips to help you.


Happy New Years!

Happy New Years friends! I hope you had a wonderful NYE last night and aren't feeling to too badly today. I'm not - I've been sick the past 2 weeks and The Husband and I didn't feel much like partying. After the required Chinese Food (NYE tradition, ya know) and a scorpion bowl, we came home to watch the ball drop in the comfort of our fleece pajamas and down comforter. It was perfect.

In preparation for the New Year, I've joined the fun with Farley's Currently. I haven't done one of these in several months, but with the New Year brings changes, beginnings, and motivation, so I've decided to join in on the fun once again.
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