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Snow day #9

It’s snow day #9 of my first year of teaching, and, quite frankly, I’m done with Winter. I can’t ever remember experiencing such a snow filled Winter in my 24 years of life. This is insane.

I think it’s safe to say that there really aren’t too many beings left who are excited about the snow… except my dog. Max the Dog is quite special, as you all know.

How do you feel about all this snow? Are you bitter like me, excited like Max, or somewhere in between?

The LAST Snowman is back… with a giveaway!

Max loves cuddling up with a good book... especially if it's The LAST Snowman.

Max loves cuddling up with a good book… especially if it’s The LAST Snowman.

A few months ago, I fell in love with my friend JC‘s book The LAST Snowman. I told you how much of a profound effect it had in my classroom, and how meaningful it was to have been able to connect with my students.

Now, I’m lucky enough to have a bunch of goodies for you to win!

This giveaway prize pack includes:

  • A paperback copy of The LAST Snowman by JC Little. (You should definitely download it for your Kindle (or Kindle app) though! It’s a mere $3 and the story is designed to ‘animate’ in the page flips of the Kindle. It’s a totally different reader experience from the paperback version.)
  • A mug featuring one of the illustrations from the book; perfect for a little hot chocolate after playing in the snow (a personal gift from JC Little!)
  • Boiron swag bag with Oscillo, Coldcalm and Chestal! Boiron is the world leader in homeopathic medicines for the whole family and JC loves them! Who doesn’t want to brag that they’re using the same fabulous products as their newfound favorite author??
  • A custom Dot & Lil soap just for The LAST Snowman blog tour: Limited edition “Hot Chocolate Swirl” soap! It’s chocolate scented and has chocolate soap sprinkles on top. As a bonus, you’ll also receive their Shea Rescue Butter for lips and nails.
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So what are you waiting for?? Enter to win today!!

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PS The LAST Snowman is available for purchase through Amazon and  Createspace. Check it out!

Snow day #8

My town is notorious for neglecting its townsfolk during Winter storms, and this Winter has been brutal and cruel. Our street has been left unplowed multiple times over the past few months, and today was a breaking point for me. We had snow, rain, and ice, and, subsequently, a disgusting, icy mess. This just made me even more bitter on my 8th snow day of the school year.

Unsurprisingly, when we returned from digging Grandma out across town, our road looked as if it hadn’t been touched– except for a pile of snow that had been gathered in the middle of the road.


Naturally, the blogger in me came out, and I made a short video that I immediately posted on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter. I also found out that my town had a link on its website where you could officially complain about snow plowing not being done.

I sent a polite note, along with my video, and, lo and behold, 4 hours later, our street was plowed more than I’ve ever seen it plowed in my 24 years of living in this town.

Clearly we live in an age where social media rules the safety of a town.


PLOWS DO EXIST. It went down our street FOUR TIMES.