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A Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Glacier National Park

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write this blog post, but in my defense, I started a new school year just a day after this trip ended. Talk about a quick turn around! Ryan’s family and I flew out to Montana at the end of the summer to spend a week just outside of Glacier National Park. It was an incredible trip filled with great hikes, epic views, terrifying roadways, and Air…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Wild Blueberry Jam

Our first summer in our house, we discovered that the wetlands in our backyard are full of blueberry trees. I can go out for hours in my wellies and pick until my bucket is full. Each year, I gather about 16 cups total. Then, I schedule a jam day (which went much smoother this year compared to last!) If you look up anything to do with canning online, you’ll find suggestions for specific supplies. I…
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The End of the School Year Paradox

Picture this: there are five weeks left of school on the calendar. You’re scheduling things like field day, running records, end of the year spelling inventories, math fact fluency checks, and virtual field trips. Everyone is telling you to be discreet with your students. Don’t mention the end of the year- yet. However, when you look at their faces, you see a mix of panic and excitement setting in. Their tiny minds are on overload.…
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4 Ways To Bring Less Work Home With You

As educators, we know that most days, the school day extends long past the 6-7 hours our students are in the classroom. Work comes home with us on nights and weekends. However, this year in particular, it is important to reserve downtime for things that do not involve school. Taking less work home at the end of the day is hugely important. For me, home has to be home. The moment I walk through our…

Meet Caitlin

Hi there! Thanks for being here. I'm an elementary school teacher from southern New Hampshire. When I'm not in the classroom, I'm trying out new recipes, renovating and decorating our home, reading, or exploring New England and beyond. You're more than welcome to tag along!

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