forever grateful

For the encouragement to keep coloring even when I colored out of the lines, For the time spent reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, For the willingness to look silly by joining in with my ballet class, For the prayers spoken over me and with me every day, For the sacrifices made to give me a […]


As the school year is (finally) coming to a close, I can’t help but look back and smile.  Even in the most difficult days, my students have been such blessings in my life, whether by encouraging me with positive affirmation or by speaking the brutally honest truth.  Here are a few of my favorite quotes from […]

just like her

The gold bracelet I often wear around my wrist does not in itself hold significant value.  However, it represents something much larger than any piece of jewelry.  The small etched letters across it read “SYLVIA.”  This bracelet belongs to my mom. I remember looking up to my mom when I was little, anticipating the day when I […]

spring cleaning: front door

I recently shared my vision for “spring cleaning.”  Rather than just physically clean my house this spring, I’ve been inspired to look at my lifestyle through the lens of my home in order to reprioritize my values.  The first area I’ve been thinking about  is my front door. As the entrance, my front door interacts with […]

spring cleaning

With the start of this beautiful spring season comes the talk of “spring cleaning.”  I have seen articles, checklists, and tutorials about “the seven places you never thought to clean” or “the perfect solution for your worst stains.”  As much as I love cleaning, I’ve been thinking about cleaning my home in a different way […]