Month: May 2019

Secrets From the World’s Longest-Lived People

If you had the choice, would you want to live to be 100? If asked, it’s my assumption that most people would offer an enthusiastic yes. Even though the average life expectancy for an American is 78.2 years of age, over 70’000 Americans reached their 100th birthday last year. My students and I were watching CNN 10 the other day, which we do frequently (fellow educators- it really is a GREAT resource) and when they aired a segment on Blue Zones, I was instantly infatuated by the concept. I started reading and researching, trying to figure out just what Dan…

Caitlin’s Confections: Death by Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

Do I have a recipe for you. I made these cupcakes for a weekend trip up to Vermont and was so excited with the way they turned out. Everyone seemed to really enjoy them (the most important part of baking anything) and they looked pretty picture perfect. Now I’m planning to make them for every celebration that graces my calendar in the future.  A few years ago I worked at a cupcake shop for three summers in a row. I’m pretty sure I was a cupcake expert before that, but the job experience really helped me nail that title. One…

Read & Reviewed: Three Thrilling Mysteries

I’ve been getting the chance to read a bit more lately, which I love. However, if I’m going to get through a few pages a night and not fall asleep in bed, I need a book that really has my attention. I recently finished three thrilling mysteries that I have to share for their gut wrenching plots and incredible writing. I hope if you give them a try, you enjoy them as much as I did. The Lying Game – Ruth Ware This story follows four friends as they reconnect and cope with consequences of an event that occured when…

Bloom & Grow

Spring has finally touched every corner of New England and with it comes changes both obvious and discreet. School is moving full speed ahead until the last day, my to-do lists have grown, and the days are finally a bit brighter (when the rain gives us a rare break). As a science teacher, I do my best to instill the idea that the things in our world are constantly shifting and changing, especially people. That being said, I’m taking an activity I use with my students and bringing it here, to the blog. With new seasons, we need to observe…

Playlist .03

I always thought it was a college thing that April flew by but holy moly, is it really May already? I blame what feels like a lost month on ‘spring excitement’ and have my mind set on making a conscious effort to slow down over the next few weeks. Although, looking at my calendar, my inner monologue is chiming in with a ha, yeah right. We’ve made it to our last two months of school and it’s almost been exactly a year since I graduated college. I’m typing this at my boyfriend’s apartment which recently became our apartment. Spring has…

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