Sunday, July 21, 2013

My New Summer Routine

As a teacher and mom, I'm all about routines & schedules.  This summer I developed a new routine...every morning began with a cup of coffee and reading the new updates on some really awesome teacher blogs that I rediscovered this summer.  I found a few blogs to follow last summer but forgot all about them in the chaos that was the last school year.  I am so thankful that I rediscovered them this summer!  They have truly renewed my motivation and passion for much so that I've decided to begin my own blog!  And I guess that means adding an additional step to my routine...updating my own blog! =)

Let me begin by introducing myself.  I am beginning my ninth (wow!) year of teaching!  I will be teaching 4th grade this year.  I have bounced back and forth from 4th grade to a 4th/5th combo to 4th grade to 5th grade and finally back to 4th grade.  I believe that 4th grade is my home though!  I am excited to be back home this year.  I am also a mom to the most adorable cotton top there is!  I have a 2 year old blonde haired, blue eyed little boy that is my world!!!  (You can see him in all of his cuteness over in the About Me section)  My goal this year is to do a better job balancing motherhood and teaching.

Now to tell you a little bit about the title of my blog.  It took me forever to come up with this name!  I wanted something creative and memorable.  I chose "Palmetto Trees" because I live in the Palmetto State (South Carolina) and just about everything I own has a palmetto tree on it somewhere!  If you're a SC Native, you understand! =)  I chose the "Peaches" part for 2 reasons.  First reason is I teach in a small town that is known as the Peach Capital of the World.  (I'll let you do the research and figure out where that is!)  The second reason is my husband works for a local farm company that is one of the fastest growing farms in the U.S. and their main crop guessed it, PEACHES!!!! This summer we have had more peaches than I know what to do with!  So for these reasons I chose to name my blog "Peaches & Palmetto Trees" because those two things kinda represent my life at the moment. (Plus I really liked the alliteration!)

Well, there you have it!  A short introduction to me and my life!  Now I need your help!  Any advice for a new blogger is welcome!  Blog etiquette, tips, tricks,'s all welcome! =)  I look forward to your advice!


  1. I love your owls and great start on the blogging!!
    If you don't mind me asking where did you find the owls?
    Gloria Gibson

  2. Thanks! The blog template came from Leelou blogs. It was a freebie that I ran across and fell in love! I'm owl crazy right now! =)