One sure sign of birthday season is an absence of my blog posts filling your feeds. Every September and October, as I focus on my children and their joyous days-of-birth, I tend to wrap my attention around them, leaving less time to stop, pause, and reflect. Does this mean that I have stopped showing kindness… Continue reading When You Least Expect It
The third week of school has brought more and more visitors to the Tiny Tech Cafe! Teachers and students are starting to find their groove with weekly schedules and classes are starting to rotate through the laptop labs. Practically every single day this week there has been a new surprise waiting for me in the… Continue reading RAKs for Tiny Tech
If you've been following this blog for a while, you know all about the Tiny Tech Cafe. (If not, click here and get caught up!) Last Monday, my husband came to Mechanicsville Elementary and graciously donated his time and talent to putting together both the sofa, the bar-height rectangular table, and two bar stools (which… Continue reading Sit or Stand
Oh friends, what AMAZING progress we are making on the Tiny Tech Cafe! If you've been following our GoFundMe campaign, you know that purchasing a sofa was a huge goal of mine for our little Cafe. Flexible seating is the crux of this project and a sofa would be a perfect addition to that vision.… Continue reading We Have a Sofa!
The day after Jason delivered the bookshelf to the Tiny Tech Cafe, I arrived to see a large gift bag waiting for me. How exciting! I racked my brain trying to figure out why someone would leave me a gift (my birthday isn't for another three weeks!) On top of the tissue paper was a… Continue reading A Little Surprise
This was our first official week of school and our first day on campus was filled with Cardinal love! It was such a joy to stand on the sidewalk, meeting and greeting new and returning students as they piled off the school buses, with bright smiles and eager faces. The school mascot of Mechanicsville Elementary… Continue reading Cardinal Love
What an amazing week for kindness! I received another donation to the Tiny Tech Cafe (Thanks, Heather Nunnally!) and set my sights on purchasing the "big ticket" items. Realistically, I almost have enough money to purchase the sofa and table/bar stools (which comes to $320 before taxes) and that is EXCITING! It's really coming together!… Continue reading Making Progress
"What are you wishing for?" A teacher asked me this question today and it really made me think. What AM I wishing for? What are my hopes and dreams for this Tiny Tech Cafe? Why am I putting so much effort into this space that, unlike a traditional classroom, will be shared with an entire… Continue reading When You Wish
During summer break, teachers have to pack up most of their classrooms and either find creative ways to store everything along the walls and on cabinets, or they have to take items home. This means the first day back is a time of hustle-and-bustle, with everyone moving things back in, unpacking, rearranging furniture, setting up. Several… Continue reading Coffee, Anyone?
Wow - where did summer go? With a blink of an eye, my summer fun with family is shifting into another season of school. Although I took a hiatus from blogging (lots of traveling with no laptop), my days were overflowing with kindness - given and received. Now I'm embarking on another type of kindness… Continue reading Tiny Tech Cafe