Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lovely Lesson ~ 10 Ways to Embrace Being a Role Model

In my many years as a teacher, I was always humbled and a little frightened by the power I had over the climate of my classroom. Student behavior, attitude, and academic success are affected by many things, but nothing may influence it more than the role model standing at the front of the class.  Over […]

Words to Make Us Sparkle

Lovely Thing ~ The Essential Tote Bag

Choosing the perfect tote bag can be as difficult as choosing a new handbag or wallet. Sure, you have 87 free cloth totes from volunteering at that service event, making a purchase at a beauty counter, or spending $50 shopping anywhere. But when it comes to actually toting around a laptop, work files, or essentials […]

Words to Make Us Sparkle

End your week with an inspirational quote featured in our book, Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life. Have a fabulous Friday! 

Lovely Lesson ~ How A Single Word Can Change The Way You Look In The Mirror

Recently, I picked up my daughter from after-care at her elementary school. As a mom of a new kindergartner, I asked the typical “How was your day?” and “What did you learn?” questions. This particular afternoon, she told me, shoulders hunched, that a boy on the playground had called her “fat.” I gasped in horror! “Evelyn,” I said, kneeling down […]