It's been a long time since I've blogged on this site. Back in the day when I first set this up Facebook was in its infancy, MySpace was for the young kids, and Twitter was unheard of. Boy have times changed quickly! 5 years ago, I vowed that I would not be one of those people constantly on my mobile phone - I would have one only for emergencies. Ummm yeah...famous last words. I now do almost everything on my mobile phone that I used to do on my desktop (except print and that's really annoying). My main form of communication with my family and friends is either text messaging or Facebook. I have even been known to text my kids to let them know when dinner is ready (mom fail).
So If you care to look back over the few years on this blog, you will see that I spent several years finishing my degree and working on my teacher certification. I finally achieved this, got a job as a teacher, then got too busy to blog! After 2 years in the classroom, I have finally come up for air. I am able to walk out of school without a huge bag of grading, teacher editions, or lessons plans. I have finally gotten into a groove and have figured out how to get MOST of my work done at school. With all of this newfound time, I am looking for ways to hone my teaching skills, share with other teachers, and hunt down great deals. Over Christmas break I watched TLC's Extreme Couponing and realized how much money I could be saving at the grocery store. I started collecting coupons and finding lots of information on couponing sites like Couponing 101,Passion for Savings,Budget Savvy Diva, and The Krazy Coupon Lady. After a few months of working at this, I realized that extreme couponing in the true sense is not for me, but stocking up on a reasonable amount of groceries and getting a few free things along the way sure is satisfying and fun! So if you are interested in what I have to share about my family, classroom, and couponing adventures feel free to follow along and share your comments on my "official" blog here. I will keep this blog for more personal things like bragging about my kids, random thoughts, and posting pictures.