About Me

Hi!  I'm Christine!  I'm a teacher-wife-mother from Michigan who spends my time surrounded by tweens.  I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter who mean the world to me.  I also teach ELA to tweens.  This year, I've got only 8th graders, but throughout my 15+ year teaching career, I've taught all grades K-8 except for 1st and 7th.

Finding balance be"tween" my roles as a teacher and a mom has become my life's mission.  Even when my kids were babies, balance was something I searched for.  Finally, after working part-time in an elementary job-share, then taking a few years off to live in Europe (more on that experience to come!), and giving full-time another chance for a few years, I've found my sweet spot of balance- teaching middle school ELA part-time!

As a wife to a man who works a lot of hours, I realized a few years ago that working full-time does not work for my family. I was blessed 2 years ago to switch from a full-time elementary position to a part-time middle school position.  I have never been happier!  I get to do what I love a few hours a day, still have time to volunteer at my kids' schools, and manage our life in general.

With this blog, I hope to share ideas for in the classroom and tales of teaching and parenting.  As a passionate reader who wants to spark a love of reading in people of all ages, I will also be having my tweens help me create book reviews for other tweens and teachers!

I hope you will find fun and ideas each time you visit my blog!  You can also click on the links in the banner above to check out what I've got going on in social media!  I'm on Instagram and Pinterest and I have a TeachersPayTeachers store full of goodies too!

I'd love to learn more about you, too, so feel free to leave me a comment any time :)

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