Jaclyn Richmond

Jaclyn Richmond
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Jaclyn is an Iowa native with roots in the Midwest, but a heart full of wanderlust. She loves to run, read and travel. She and her husband, Mark, have 3 daughters (13, 11, and 7) and an incredible baby boy in Heaven. She spends her days split quite evenly between teaching Spanish at Xavier High School and taxiing her girls around CR as they try to find their passions. She’s a firm believer that it’s not joy that makes us grateful, but rather gratitude that makes us joyful.

Why I Don’t Mind Failing my New Years Resolutions.

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So, it's resolution time again. I realize how cliché it is to make these goals on the first of the year; still, each year, without fail, I sit down and make a list of...

Derecho 2020: Stop Looking For the Helpers and BE One!

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“Look for the helpers” has been a sentiment that I have always loved. It stemmed from no other than the cardigan-wearing, shoe-changing Mr. Rogers. The king of virtual learning. His kindness knew no boundaries...

Return to Learn: What Students Really Need to Know

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As a teacher, on any given day there are a multitude of expectations that need to be met. The barrage of acronyms is exhausting; SEL, PLC, IEP, AP, CST, CAL, ELL-- the list goes...

Color-blind: A Dangerous Way to Raise Children

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My husband is red/green color blind. For him, these two colors present themselves as different shades of grey so he can still discriminate between red and green. This allows him to tell the difference...

Corridor Mom Spotlight: Kate Getty {Metro Catholic Outreach}

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As summer approaches, many are dreaming about the idea of getting back to "normal." However, for Kate Getty at Metro Catholic Outreach, she understands that even with all the change that has happened, one...

Sneaky Summer Studies: Fun Ways to Encourage Learning This Summer

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The sunshine is calling and freedom is at our fingertips. Summer vacation has finally arrived! I can’t wait to let my children soak up every ounce of relaxation this summer and let them have...

QuaranQueen Challenge: Embracing the Abnormal {Free Printable}

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In my pre-quarantine days, I never had a problem filling the hours of a day. There were never enough minutes in an hour to complete all the things that needed to be done. So...

You Do You: 5 Tips for Finding Balance Working From Home

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With all that has changed over the past weeks, one of the biggest changes has been the people, or the lack thereof. As I look around me I am now surrounded by "co-workers" (my...

Snowflake Lake: How I Set My Kids Up For Failure

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Ever since my kids were old enough to play board games, I have been the ruler of King Candy’s Castle. Through hundreds of games of Candy Land, I have been first to Peppermint Forest,...

Confessions of a Teenage Girl: What’s Really on Her Mind

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I remember vividly cuddling my sweet bundle of joy in the first months of her life. I loved dressing her in frills + bows, where she smiled and gurgled her willingness to comply. A...