Author Archive | Sarah Mollman

Favorite Finds: Aldi

Favorite Finds: Aldi

The recent grand re-opening at the Marion Aldi location had me all sorts of excited. You know that thrill-of-the-hunt feeling you get at a garage sale or TJ Maxx, knowing you scored the one and only of something? I get a similar feeling while scoring deals throughout the aisles of my dear Aldi. I missed […]

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How a Bystander Can Help a Hot Mess Mom

I have gone ahead and purchased an annual pass to the Hot Mess Express. I know that I am an absolute hot mess and I own it. Under “Hot Mess” in the dictionary (or Urban Dictionary) you may find a photo of me. I am looking with half-open, sleep deprived eyes. My hair is pulled […]

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Beginner's Mind: "Shoshin" Parenting

Beginner’s Mind: “Shoshin” Parenting

Last school year I had the opportunity to hear educator, author, and speaker, Mr. John Perricone. His words spoken that day, as well as the words written in his book, Zen and the Art of Public School Teaching, changed me. He spoke of the Zen philosophy taught to him by his karate master, known as Master […]

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Mommies Love Minivans

Two things inspired me to write this post: my love for the writing of children’s author, Adam Rubin, and a faithful member of my family, my minivan. I hope this inspires you to pick up the pages of one of our favorite books, Dragons Love Tacos. Hey, Kiddo! Did you know that mommies love minivans? […]

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What Teachers Want Parents to Know: The Secondary Years

I teach primarily freshman students. Last school year I sent my son off to Kindergarten. During parent night in my classroom, I secretly wanted to say, “It’s going to be okay. I know what you are going through.” Although their children were nearly a decade older than my son, I couldn’t help but think that […]

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