If you’ve followed for awhile, and you’re still here – thank you. It’s been a little hit or miss around RLL over the past few months. I wish I could blame it all on baby-brain, but the truth is life’s been a bit overwhelming. I’m still clawing my way out, and hope to get back onto some type of reliable schedule here again for you soon. Until then, here are the Cliff’s Notes version of The Story of My Life {over the past few months}…

Story of my life

  • We had a baby – a super sweet, super cute baby boy named Isaac.
  • I took on some writing assignments – too many of them for the hours I had left in the day after parenting, teaching, and nursing.
  • We sold our house {not the house we’ve been living in, but the 3000 square foot house we’d planned to down-size from, and had rented – furnished – to neighbors who had lost their home in a fire}, and then needed to move that 3000-square-foot-accumulated-over-15-years worth of stuff into the 790 square feet we are currently living in. {Insane!}
  • Isaac and I went on a blogger retreat in Tennessee.
  • And now we’re trying to figure out how to organize all of our stuff in such a tiny place in a way that is functional and pleasing to the eye.

All in all, it’s been a crazy run, and the blog has had to suffer.

We are all looking forward to spring and new beginnings, and I’m so glad you’re coming along for the ride.

Have a blessed Tuesday,



Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.

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