#FYTP: A Day in the Life of a Teacher

This post is part of a new series on the blog called #FYTP or more specifically, #FirstYearTeacherProblems. I’ll be recounting various elements of my first year of teaching in hopes that someone out there finds them entertaining or relatable. My alarm goes off at 5:55 and I blink my way out of a stress dream where I’m an hour late to school and I can’t find my shoes. Cold water jolts me awake because waiting for the faucet to run hot takes too long. Brush my teeth, twist up my hair, and put on makeup to match an outfit stolen…

How to Survive a New England Winter

Somedays, New England winters really are the worst. Waking up to ten degree temperatures and a frosted windshield is never fun, but the lack of snow in January really emphasizes my winter blues. That being said, we persist. We did choose to live here, after all. There are certain rules I think all New Englanders follow come January. There are certain tricks of the trade for surviving the three long months that follow the holiday season. Whether you spend your days bundled up inside or embracing the cold, it’s easy to agree that the more you embrace the unpredictability of…

DIY Holiday Wreath

The other day, a friend of mine brought me a wedding centerpiece from a wedding she catered. She used to do this in college- we would wake up in the morning and our dorm would be full of flowers, and why not? Most of them get through out afterwards anyway! So, my friend delivered the flowers and stated “now you can mess around and make new arrangements.” She knows me well. I pulled the flowers and created small bouquets, but the amount of leftover greenery was crazy. So, looking at all the branches spread across me counter, I decided I…

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I’m sort of laughing as I write this post, because I’m not really a ‘blogger.’ When people hear that word they think subscribers, readers, sponsorships, instagram followers. I write things and I put them online because I like to do it, and if a couple people read it, (hi mom!) it feels nice. I have, however, been blogging for a little while now. There have been highs and lows- I’ve fought with a lot of code- and I’ve discovered five investments I feel every blogger must make. Even if you’re doing this for you, in the long run, these purchases…

#FYTP: Teaching in an Urban District

I’m starting off a new series here on the blog called #FYTP or more specifically, #FirstYearTeacherProblems. I’ll be recounting various elements of my first year of teaching in hopes that someone out there finds them entertaining or relatable. My high school graduating class was white. There’s really no other way to put it honestly and I find that when you say it bluntly like that, it catches people’s attention. For some, race is a part of a conversation you shouldn’t bring up at the dinner table. For me, I want to talk about it. When I went to college, I…

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  • We’ve got another cold morning in Newport today and over 7,000 residents are going without heat. There are many warming shelters open across town, but if you need help or a warm place to go- reach out! In the meantime, I’m counting blessings and  baking banana bread
  • A solid plaid & denim combination👌🏻 unfortunately its a little too cold for anything but a parka today. Stay bundled friends, it’s brutal out there
  • After hearing about it for so long, today I finally got to see the snowy owl that has made Sachuest Point its home. It’s far more photogenic than I am, which really, isn’t a hard feat, and attracted quite the crowd. Such a beautiful bird!
  • Ways to survive a New England winter? Lock yourself inside the house til May👋🏻 (really though I came up with a couple tips & shared them on the blog so check them out, link in my bio!)
  • There’s nothing like a New England Winter❄️ have you seen snow yet this January?

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A Long Weekend in NYC

Up until I was thirteen, I knew the New York City subways by heart. My aunt and uncle had lived there for years and we’d visited so often, I fell in love with the city. I always pictured myself there- living and thriving in the rushed chaos of the crowds, and a part of me still wonders if I’ll end up there someday, if only for a small part of my life. I have to say, the way I used to feel when visiting NYC was totally renewed, and I really only spent 48 hours there. Friday – 8pm –…

Caitlin’s Confections: Chocolate Toffee and Almond Bark

The holidays are right around the corner. That being said, it is imperative to have a simple, easy, crowd pleasing dessert in your repertoire. I love cookies and believe a great pie can go a long way, but my go-to is always a candy bark. Quick, versatile, and oh-so good. Chocolate toffee bark is a classic. There’s really not much to it; it only takes four ingredients to make. However, for those with sweet teeth, it’s the perfect treat. The process is also fairly simple, compared to a lot of other candy making. I’ve tried caramel candies (and failed miserably)…

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