All About Mrs. Schroeder

About Me

My name is Monica and I am a proud Mama of two little ones. Lily who is 12 and Ian who is 8.  I also have a chocolate lab named Lila, a kitty named Izzy, and a hedgehog named Henry.    I am a wife of 17 years to a wonderful guy...who puts up with all of my brilliant ideas. Even when he knows for sure I have lost it! I am an elementary school teacher of 14 years.  I have taught grades K-2 but I am currently heading back to the classroom to teach first grade.  Loving every minute of working my dream. I also just launched a teacher resource page at Busy, busy, busy!

Top 10 About Mrs. Schroeder!

So here are the TOP 10 Facts about Mrs. Schroeder!
10. My favorite color is purple.  Any purple!  My high school colors were purple and white...I guess it stuck!  My iphone has the prettiest purple argyle case!  
9. I used to pitch fast-pitch softball.  I still love the game today!  My daughter plays traveling softball but followed in her Daddy's footsteps and is a catcher!  I am her biggest fan!
8. I wish I had my son's abs.  Totally has a six pack at 8 years old.  He is sadly the only one in the family.  At least I have a constant reminder of what I am working towards.  I just ran my first 5K and running is my newest passion. 
7.  I used to be ADDICTED to Diet Pepsi!  Now I only allow myself 1 a day.  Usually mid afternoon when I am teaching.  Nothing like a cold one!
6. I love the Goodwill and any thrift sale.  Digging through a pile of castaways and finding a treasure is truly my biggest thrill!
5.  I am not a hoarder but I am super sentimental.  I become attached very quickly to items.  I have the keys to all of the homes my husband and I have purchased together.  I have the keys hung by our back door.  Check out the letter from my Grandma!
4. I love to sing when I teach.  Ya'll know...singing is learning right! 
3. Scared of heights.  No rollercoasters...hate flying...heck getting on a ladder is a BIG deal!  They once had to stop the HUGE rollercoaster at Cedar Point because I was crying!
2. I am a craft wanna be...I have learned so much about crafting from blogging.  I am still just a beginner with a veteran's dreams!
1.  Speaking of dreams.  Friends, I am living mine everyday.  I have been married to a wonderful man for 16 years.  (Been together 20.)  I have two beautiful children that are the light of my life.  I teach at a fantastic school, in my favorite grade, with an awesome team of teachers.  Every day I get to wake up to this and I know that I am blessed.