If you’re an OG follower, you may be well aware that I quit grad school the first time around. I started a year and a half ago, only to quit and lose $5,000 in the process. I’ve since moved on and gotten back on track to take classes towards a masters in Curriculum & Instruction, focusing on literacy. I’ve worked really hard to find the right way to approach balancing work and grad school.
Buying products of all sorts can get expensive. Not just beauty products but face washes, shampoos, conditioners, makeup removers, moisturizers, perfumes, hand creams, lotions, eye serums, and so much more add up quicker than we ever think they will! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to the check out of Target or Wal-Mart only to think “What?! How did I spend that much?!” It’s usually at this point that I realize I bought like 8 products from the beauty section. Typical.
I’m telling you that is an avoidable scenario, if you make one little change to your shopping routine. Ulta can offer so many of the things we pick up at the grocery store, AND they reward you for them too!
Finding engaging read alouds for middle school kids can be difficult. They have so many different interests, and even if they love a book you’re reading, they sometimes can be hesitant to show how much they like it when you read to them. Not only that, they are pretty vocal when they DON’T like a book you’re reading. There are a few different tenets I’ve made for myself in order to get the most out of my middle school read alouds, and also to relieve some of the stress of picking a good book for ALL my kids.