Emily H

Emily H
Although born in Austin, Emily grew up on the Eastside of Fort Worth. After marrying her high school sweetheart, and following the military's whims for a few years, the lovebirds wound up back in the Fort, with their three children in tow. Currently, Emily shares her love of books and writing with both her children and her middle school students. On the weekends, you'll find her outside running local streets and trails, as well as being her kids' biggest fan at whatever sport may be in season.
The end of the school year looks very different compared to other years.

The End of the Year That Wasn’t

I missed my last opportunity to look over their shoulder and read their writing in real-time. I'll never again greet them by name as they walk into my class and laugh when they roll their eyes at my jokes.  
Sheltering at home means more time for family games.

The Quarantine Glad Game: Things I’ll Miss When This Is Over

I'm an introvert at heart and am truly relishing the lack of places and functions I have to go to at the moment. It's not that I don't enjoy it when I do go places, but it's pretty draining and takes away from other things I love, like sitting on the couch with my husband and reading a good book.
A kid that wears a watch can learn responsibility, time management, and accountability.

5 Reasons Your Kid Needs a Watch

I love being able to tell my kids when they can come out of their rooms, eat breakfast, turn on the television, etc. and hold them accountable for managing their time.
Disney+ offers old classics and new shows to entertain kids and parents.

Disney+ :: Pluses, Minuses, and Hidden Treasures

Disney+ is a one-stop shop of wonder for the franchises of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and National Geographic, and the content is extensive and exceptional, making it an instant favorite for many.
A middle school teacher finds television shows from the 90s are still relevant.

The Relevance of Nostalgic 90s TV

As much as my students see themselves reflected in the main characters, I am reminded I need to be the parent and teacher who is there for them and helps see the valuable lessons in their struggles. 
Songs like Mele Kalikimaka are great to add to a holiday playlist.

Check Your (Play)List Twice

Here are several out-of-the-box songs that might not make your typical top ten list, but they're amazing all the same and can be perfect additions to your favorite holiday activity. 
Spend holidays sharing family stories while enjoying delish food and quality time.

Turkey with a Side of Stories

I'm in the business of stories. As a middle school reading and language arts teacher, and a parent to three little boys who adore stories of all kind, much of my day is spent...