Category: Pauly’s Pocket-Sized Ponderings

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”

October is for Lawn Decorations

The Kid is obsessed with inflatable lawn decorations. Last December, we had to leave our house 5 minutes early everyday so we could drive past every house that had them in their yard. He knew which house had them and what they had. If… Continue Reading “October is for Lawn Decorations”

Potty vs bath time

I once asked a usually chipper coworker how she was doing. She responded that for the first time in her life, she had a headache from stress. Then proceeded to ask me if my body ever manifested my stress into physical ailments. Apparently, in… Continue Reading “Potty vs bath time”

Mommy Bags

Moms – let’s talk bags for a minute. Diaper bags. Finding that perfect “Mary Poppins” type bag that can hold your entire life has become a quest that I feel destined to fail. When I was pregnant with #1, I searched “perfect mommy bag”… Continue Reading “Mommy Bags”

MOTHERHOOD AND TEACHING TIPS

Motherhood – See the two pictures? One is what I imagine my bathroom looks like. The other is my reality. I hear other moms/women talk about taking long soaks in the tub with Epson salts, calming music in the background, candles or a diffuser… Continue Reading “MOTHERHOOD AND TEACHING TIPS”