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.

Perspective in the Search for Contentment

I’m not sure if it was the Easter sermon at our church or that I’ve been reading and listening to different sources that talk about it, but the search for contentment has been on...

Road Trip Survival for a Lazy Mom

I’ve learned over the years that travelers are divided into two types of people, those who fly and those who drive. Actually getting to the destination is the biggest stress for our family and now...

Why We Banned Slime From Our Home

“It’s not even sticky, Mom."  These were my daughter’s famous last words. The ones that forced me to ban slime from our house last year.  You see, as an educator, I want to like slime....

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...