Saturday, May 31, 2014


My nephew, Zachary Daniel Chambers is here!!! Born 6:29pm May 31, 2014 7lbs 12oz

First grandchild for Grandma Teresa!

Bertschi School...


Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.


Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity and a commitment to sustainability.

I am so excited to join the Bertschi community next fall!!
"Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life." 
author of the James Bond series and the children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Change on the Horizon...

After 7 years (!) nannying for the greatest family in the world, I will be leaving them this August. It will be incredibly difficult to leave "my" kids and the whole family, really, who have all become such a huge part of me and my whole life. I was offered a job today to be the Assistant Second Grade Teacher at the Bertschi School, and I am super excited for the new challenges and opportunities this position will bring. But it is a bittersweet moment, knowing that one chapter in my life is coming to a close. I know I am ready to take on this new direction, but my heart still feels the heaviness that leaving "home" always brings. I am so thankful for the family that came into my life 7 years ago and introduced me to the two girls that hold my heart, gave me a job that never felt like work, and prepared me for motherhood in a way no other career could have done. It has been the greatest honor to collaborate with this family and help raise their two incredibly, superbly wonderful children.
"Wherever you are: my love will find you"
~Nancy Tillman

"Still I Rise"...

Farewell Dr. Maya Angelou

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, 
but to thrive; 
and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

~Dr. Maya Angelou
producer and director,
civil rights activist
global Renaissance woman

Friday, May 23, 2014

"Stop acting so small. 
You are the universe in ecstatic motion." 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Love These Little Free Libraries...

A "take a book, return a book" gathering place for neighbors!

Here's one in Laurelhurst:

"What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications." 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"You're going to make it, I know you will."

~Bonnie Becker to me!, author of A Visitor For Bear and 12 other picture books, personal hero
Inside Story, Mockingbird Books