Doctoral Research Conference ’22

Today marked a major milestone in my doctoral journey. As an Arizona State University EdD student, we are privileged to participate in the yearly Doctoral Research Conference (DRC). It is a virtual event where all of the students, regardless of their cohort year, share their research journeys. Colleagues connect over similar active research studies andContinue reading “Doctoral Research Conference ’22”

The Birth of a Podcast

Last night I was listening to a great Podcast (ok, honestly it was called Drama Queens and centered around former characters of One Tree Hill watching the episodes again). As I was listening, I took a look at my office with the microphone I had bought on Amazon’s Prime Day and thought, “I could doContinue reading “The Birth of a Podcast”

Vulnerability in a Bird Box

I’m sure you’ve heard the huge hype of the Netflix Original Movie, Bird Box.  I’m not normally one of the ones to jump on the bandwagon of watching shows just because everyone else has seen it.  But, of course, I got sucked into it when my husband started watching it one Friday night.  You mayContinue reading “Vulnerability in a Bird Box”

New Years 2019

It is time for that “new year, new me” movement.  My husband always makes fun of this time of year, because it is a bunch of people making goals that by February, they’ve probably abandoned.  I’ve found making goals throughout the year and making small attainable steps to reach those goals are much better comprehendedContinue reading “New Years 2019”

It’s All About the Climb

My last college course was the Summer of 2015.  Since then, I feel like I have lost my grip on education.  It is crazy how differently you use your brain when you are in school.  You can think more critically, you approach problems in different ways, and you are used to questions that are meantContinue reading “It’s All About the Climb”

A Woman’s Shopping Injustice

Recently, I’ve been wondering how in the world my husband can go to the store for t-shirts and spend $40 and get 5-6 shirts.  Whereas I go to the store and get 4 shirts and have to pay $65.  Am I just shopping wrong?  Do I get different brands?  Or, is there truly a differenceContinue reading “A Woman’s Shopping Injustice”

Our First Week as Parents

We have had Miss Bailee for almost 6 weeks now.  As I sit down to write about our first week with her, it feels like ages ago.  She has already grown, developed, and changed so much since that first week.  We, as parents, have also changed and I would like to say we have gottenContinue reading “Our First Week as Parents”

Bailee’s Birth Story <3

It was Wednesday, September 13th.  I was 39 weeks and 4 days.  My last day of work was going to be that Friday.  My boss had bought me a Spa Package and I thought it was the perfect time to use it since my due date was fast approaching.  I took the day off andContinue reading “Bailee’s Birth Story <3”

Bored Out of My Mind!

Domino (our dog) makes me laugh.  When she is frustrated and bored, she often sits on top of you or barks and whines until she gets attention.  She basically takes my feelings and vocalizes them (they do say your dogs take on your personalities). I have been beyond bored lately.  Like, I come home, sitContinue reading “Bored Out of My Mind!”