Hi all, I’m Britni! I’m a wife to the king of dad jokes and a mom to three daughters ages 10, 7 and 3. We live in northwest Olathe (basically Lenexa) where I am a part-time high school business/computer teacher and a part-time adjunct instructor at a local college. When I’m not teaching the youth of America, I can be found helping my husband run the two KC area shave ice stands we own (@jarvys_shaveice) and organizing our event business. In my free time, I enjoy running outside when it’s not above 85 or below 40 degrees, watching my husband grill out so I don’t have to cook, and being perpetually sarcastic. I love nights out with the hubs, traveling with my family, red wine, coffee, ice cream and flare pens. Follow my crazy on IG @britni_jarvis or on all other forms of social media @britnijarvis.

An Open Letter To My Middle Child

Hi sis, I’ve been meaning to write this letter to you for a while now. I’m going to try to get through it without crying, but no guarantees on that. As I get older...

Teaching Mental Toughness and Grit in Children

In education, grit and growth mindset are hot topics right now.  Over and over through the classes I teach on the subject, I hear from educators that grit is hard to measure and even...
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From Avocados to Coffins: Costco Has it All

No, I haven’t actually bought a coffin from Costco, but I learned recently that I could. Before I had kids, I never really understood the need to go to Costco so often, but now I...

How to Save Money at Disney World

Growing up my husband and I had grandparents that retired to Florida. We spent many childhood vacations visiting the Happiest Place on Earth. Since we both have fond memories of the Disney Theme Parks,...

Homework: A Waste of Time

When I started writing this post a few days ago I wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted to go with it. I didn’t want it to come across as teacher shaming.  I am a...

How to Keep Your Sanity During The Busy Times

OK, I’m going to say it…the beginning of the school year is coming.  I know, I know, if you’re anything like me you’d rather stick pencils in your eyeballs than acknowledge this fact! The...