Pumpkin Mania

Craft pumpkins. Carving pumpkins. Sugar pumpkins. Pumpkin pies and pumpkin seeds… this has been the pumpkiniest October ever! I’m glad the kids agree that you’re never too old to carve a jack-o-lantern, and that tradition continued for another year. Sam and Lucy went for traditional jack-o-lanterns. Maggie picked a ghost template, and Clark and collaborated on the “Boo” ghost. He gutted it, and I carved. … Continue reading Pumpkin Mania

Best Bagels, Best Teachers

I vividly remember the first time I stumbled across a quote by George Bernard Shaw:  “He who can does; he who cannot, teaches.” Boy did that ruffle my non-existent feathers.  I wanted to peck his little Nobel Prize to pieces. I’ve been in education for over 20 years, and here’s what I know to be true: Teachers find self worth by sharing knowledge, not attaining … Continue reading Best Bagels, Best Teachers

A Much-Kneaded Getaway

The Talkeetna Roadhouse offers a pie making class on weekends throughout the winter, and if you are looking for an easy Alaskan weekend getaway then definitely put this on your list. It’s a fun event for book clubs, couples, girlfriends, or (in our case) mother-daughter excursions. Our group consisted of six: three moms and three teenage girls. We unanimously voted for a weekend getaway in … Continue reading A Much-Kneaded Getaway