Corona Cynicism

In the last 48 hours, my school district has cancelled school for two weeks (oh wait... now three weeks, tomorrow it will probably be five) my governor has closed all restaurants, bars, gyms and any other place where more than 25 people would gather. And the rehab where my father is staying locally for PT…

Cheapo Inspo for 9-13 Y/Os

Teaching 9-13 year-olds is not for the faint of heart, and when you haven't been 9-13 in a while yourself, coming up with ideas to inspire and motivate can be a challenge. So here are a few gimmicks I've discovered over my past twenty years in the classroom that help in this arena (most of the time- with a lot of students 😏).

A Warm Mug of Local Good Vibes

I recently indulged in a frothy, warm mug of "Golden Dragon" at one of my favorite local places. The Rose Room Cafe is an oasis of warmth, friendly faces and positive vibes in a run down section of downtown Webster, MA. You can't help but smile when you walk in and are greeted by the…

Market Madness

ThMuglifers went on a mission this weekend to check out the new Worcester Public Market. This newest addition to the city of Worcester is part of the revitalization of the Canal district in preparation of the new minor league baseball park for the "WooSox" team. Neither of us are strangers to the Canal district section…

Money saving Misfits

We buy organic produce in my house on a regular basis. However, less chemicals in our bodies equals less money in our wallet, since anything organic is expensive. So when I saw a Facebook Ad for Misfits Market- a delivery service for discounted organic produce I investigated. How does Facebook know this would be right…

Rome in a Day

No, it wasn't built in one, but if you're motivated, it is possible to see it (the highlights, anyway!) in a day. That way, you can take advantage of the inexpensive flight options within EU countries and make the most of your visit "across the pond," no matter which country is your primary destination. Getting…

Mom Guilt

We are currently battling the flu in our house. Technically, so far my youngest daughter is the only one that is diagnosed, but the rest of us are teetering on the edge with inconsistent symptoms. Four days after her flu diagnosis, I ended having to take her to doctor again to find out it progressed…