ThreeThingsThursday: The top 3 reasons we have decided to homeschool

ThreeThingsThursday: The top 3 reasons we have decided to homeschool

Spoiler alert: the pandemic actually isn’t on the list. Moving along. I am ready to do the walk of crisis-schooling shame. I failed. Truly. My husband works full time; I work part time. We are lucky to have kept our jobs through this. We have a kindergartner and a two year old. The meetings, the [...]

A letter to my daughter: When you see me crying, it’s not you

A letter to my daughter: When you see me crying, it’s not you

My sweet girl, We’ve discussed “the sickness.” We’ve played games of counting how many steps equates to standing six feet from the wall. We’ve had fun choosing fabric for your special masks that help you avoid passing “the sickness” to someone else. I’ve lovingly looked you in the eyes and told you that “the sickness” [...]

Ten things your kids won’t say to you when we look back on this time in history

Ten things your kids won’t say to you when we look back on this time in history

1. You fed me too many pre-packaged meals. 2. You let me watch too much TV and screens. 3. I wish you would have put more effort into making me do more common core math assignments. 4. Fresh fruit would have been better than packed fruit, obviously. 5. I wish you would have cooked more [...]

During a pandemic, your only obligation is to make it through the day

During a pandemic, your only obligation is to make it through the day

If you’re alive right now, it’s impossible not to have seen the avalanche of free webinars, workshops, and classes that have taken over the internet. During this global pandemic, there are enough expert-created free activities that it can be a little bit overwhelming. The shit seems to come at us from all directions: Join my [...]

#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The short answer: Yes... ...with caution. I’ve been giving my athletes five tips to follow as they embark on outdoor running during this challenging time. Here are my top five tips! TIP #1: Avoid crowded areas, parks, and trails. I know this is tough for a lot of us. I was looking forward to logging [...]