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February 27, 2018

Guest Post: Together Teacher Self-Care Menus

I only invite guest posts around here if I am positive it will add value to my Together readers. You all know I believe sustainability in your roles matters a ton. And your jobs are STRESSFUL. We have discussed how to manage that a bit here and…

October 16, 2017

Post-Performance Self-Care

If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely you have a job that requires some level of performance, whether it be leading kids (teachers), facilitating big meetings (district peeps), or making it happen in high-stakes situations (you nonprofit…

May 30, 2017

Small Things that Help Me Feel Ready for the Week

Friends, I didn’t mean to go away. It has only happened a few times (here and here)! May was a WHIRLWIND of Teacher Appreciation Week, travel to Camden, New York City, Madison, and Oakland, my daughter’s seventh birthday, and a host of other…

January 31, 2017

Personal Post: Recovering From That Kind of Monday

I didn’t plan to write this post. I didn’t mean to have that kind of Monday. You know. The kind of Monday that begins with 25 MPH winds, pounding rain, and a cancelled 5 AM run with your BFF.  The kind of Monday of feeling tired and…

October 21, 2016

The Together Household: Julie’s Menu Board

If my first annual Together Reader Survey told me anything, health and wellness seem to be huge Togetherness goals for many people – especially those of us who work in schools with fixed schedules, where running out to lunch is not an option….

October 12, 2016

Wow! I Traveled for Fun! 48 Hours in Telluride

Holy Moly! I just spent the weekend here for a dear friend’s wedding. Door-to-door, it took about 10 hours to get from the DC-burbs to the mountains of Telluride – and it was well worth it. I also found myself feeling a bit, well,…

June 15, 2016

First, I Cried – And Then I Made a Spreadsheet

Yes, you heard that right. First I cried and then I made a spreadsheet. Friends, I will not bore with you with the details of my recent childcare debacles, but let’s leave it at this: We are unexpectedly between full-time babysitters for a not…

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