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Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! I love and respect all of my readers dearly and value their personal experiences, so I do want to preface this post with a bit of a disclaimer: If you’re currently trying and/or struggling to get pregnant, are in the throes of infertility, are infertile, or are triggered by […]

I don’t like being pregnant

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After preschool pick-up today, I needed to run to Target (obviously), so I pulled a Super Mom Move and packed lunches for Benny and Faith to eat in the car. I was all patting-myself-on-the-back that I had the forethought to throw lunches together a) in enough time before I needed to leave to get them […]

On this day in motherhood | March 25

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Thirty-six and Pregnant.  I probably couldn’t pitch it as reality show on MTV, but it’s almost just as shocking (to me) as if it were one and, likely, just as entertaining. I’m just not certain anyone would really want to watch me chronicle my geriatric pregnancy while parenting three kids, keeping my marriage fresh, running my […]

Thirty-six and pregnant

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This post shares my favorite penguin books for kids, along with paired ELA activities that support vocabulary, comprehension and a variety of standards-based skills appropriate for grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Today, I’m sharing six of the best penguin books for kids! These picture books are great for classroom read-alouds or snuggling up […]

The Best Penguin Books for Kids

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The power of books never ceases to amaze me.  Anytime I come across a new one that resonates with me, I feel compelled to share – especially  with the teaching community. Teachers have the ability to get books front and center with their students, increasing the impact that their messages will resonate with them, too! Author, Peter […]

The Word Collector Activities

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Are you a teacher-preneur? A teacher who sells on Teachers Pay Teachers? A teacher with a side hustle? A teacher with Instagram? Then, I am so glad you happened upon this post today. We’re going to take a peek into my Instagram course specifically for TEACHERS! What is Instantly Inspired? Instantly Inspired is a 3-week e-Course designed […]

Instagram Course for Teachers

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One of my favorite new book releases this holiday season is Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. Santa Bruce is about a grumpy, yet oh-so-lovable bear who is mistaken for Santa. Though he’d rather be hibernating, he pulls through for the forest animals and  gives presents to all. I created a free Santa Bruce craft that you […]

Santa Bruce Craft

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There are many educators in The Inspired Apple community that are amazing Teacher-prenuers or Teacher Creatives, as I like to call them! They design and sell teacher-resources and curriculum or have some type of side hustle to make extra income throughout the year.  Instagram has been helpful to my own small business over the years, so I created a handy guide that shares TEN simple […]

Instagram Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Aaaaaaand, we’re back with another weekly art project that you can do with your kiddos this holiday season. Little to no art skill? No prob-llama! I’ve got you covered with this low-prep, easy to teach, llama directed drawing activity!  I love to pair art activities with read-alouds and this llama directed drawing activity is no […]

Llama Directed Drawing Activity

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This time of year, it’s always fun to make every part of the day engaging and festive! That’s why I think you’ll like the activities in this post, including 20 days worth of holiday morning work for December.  I like to incorporate a little holiday fun during the month of December because changing up our […]

Holiday Morning Work for December

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