Category: Pauly’s Pocket-Sized Ponderings

Change The Narrative To Change the Story

During my workout, my son asked if he could join me. Before I even said yes, he had run to grab his own resistance band, weights, and water. My husband snapped a photo of this moment and shared it with me and some family… Continue Reading “Change The Narrative To Change the Story”

It’s Never Too Early to Learn

A friend of mine told me she was judged for teaching her kids to do laundry too early. There is so much wrong with this statement. The first? Why do we feel the need to judge parenting techniques? We are all doing our best.… Continue Reading “It’s Never Too Early to Learn”

A Time for Rest

I decided to do something this Christmas that is very different for me. I decided to rest. For those who don’t know me, this probably sounds ridiculous. For this who do, you know this is a HUGE challenge for me. But I did it!… Continue Reading “A Time for Rest”

Keeping the Balance

Before I was a mom, I would get pictures from my mom friends of their kids in ridiculous situations. My response was always, “Oh my gosh are they ok?!?!” As a mom, now my responses is usually lots of laughing emojis followed by questions… Continue Reading “Keeping the Balance”

Christmas Season!

Thanksgiving just ended. That can only mean one thing: CHRISTMAS TIME! It is now socially acceptable to put out the Christmas decorations and blast the Christmas music! But let’s face it, most of us started doing that weeks ago because you know, the Year… Continue Reading “Christmas Season!”

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

It’s Thanksgiving week. As a teacher, this begins the downhill trek to Christmas break and the New Year. Just to put it in perspective, there are 5 more Mondays in 2020. That sounds crazy to me! Friends. This year has been a doozy! We… Continue Reading “Self Care Isn’t Selfish”

it’s time to change…

Let’s talk daylight savings. As a teacher and a mother, I hate the two times a year where we have to change our clocks. Why? Because it takes my children and my students over two weeks to adjust to the time change. This means… Continue Reading “it’s time to change…”

Tis the Season

It’s November. So as they say, “Tis the season!” But as I say, “Tis the season for sickness and hibernation!” Today, I’m here to share with you a few stories of what my holiday season looks like. In my house, the holiday season starts… Continue Reading “Tis the Season”

All Things Fall

Pumpkin patches. Halloween decorations. Monster cookies. Halloween costumes. Halloween/fall themed movies. These are all things fall. You know what isn’t fall? 90 degree weather. Which is the exact temperature where I live. We had 2 days of “fall” weather back in September, and I… Continue Reading “All Things Fall”

I am beautiful

Every morning, my daughter runs out of her in a dress and sandals with socks. Some mornings she’ll have an added accessory like sun glasses or a baby doll. Whatever it is, she runs out and announces “I’M BEAUTIFUL!” If you ever need a… Continue Reading “I am beautiful”