Elizabeth Frye

Elizabeth is a Northside native, doing life with her husband, two kids, and quirky border collie. She's an elementary teacher with a passion for creating meaningful connections with her students and families. Elizabeth loves traveling, crafting, baking, and a good, organized checklist!

A Letter to My Strong Willed Daughter

My sweet girl, You came into this world nearly eight years ago, a force to be reckoned with. You’ve surprised me since day one with your unwavering spirit and strong will. You have a tenacity...

Our Sensory Processing Story

October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month. For our family, it is a time to shine a light on what it means to have a child with increased sensory needs.  When my youngest turned three, I...
Vollmer Family at the 2022 Cure SMA Walk for Graham

Shining a Light on Spinal Muscular Atrophy

I ring the doorbell, and a young boy, wearing a football helmet, comes cruising to the door. He says hello and then speeds off again, operating his power wheelchair like a pro. You’d never...

My Baby is Starting Kindergarten

In a couple of short weeks, my youngest child, my baby, will start kindergarten. Sending him brings about several questions. Is he ready? Are we making the right choice? Will he thrive and fit...

Rainy Day Sensory Play

Indiana weather has been all over the place recently, and we've already seen our share of April showers. As a mom of two and someone always on the go, I dread being cooped up...

Easy Valentine’s Day Cards For Kids

It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you're a parent (or teacher), you'll likely add "buy valentines" to your upcoming to-do list. The stores and internet are chock-full...

Expressing Gratitude Via Snail Mail

Instilling gratitude is a sometimes daunting parental responsibility. Don't get me wrong, there are so many blessings for which to give thanks, but modeling a grateful heart is easier said than done. "Thank you"...

Santa and Mrs. Claus…Are They Real?

I'm pretty sure this is the year...the year my daughter will look me in the eye and ask, "Is Santa real?" I managed to narrowly avoid the topic last holiday season, but making it through...

Fall Craft Fairs Around Indy

Fall is officially here! Time to bid farewell to summer farmers' markets and say hello to autumn craft fairs. Each show features goods from local artisans, from decorative home goods to holiday gifts and...

Five Alternatives to “How Was Your Day?”

"How was your day?" Most of the time, I ask out of sincerity. Sometimes, it's a matter of routine. Regardless of the circumstance, I genuinely want to know about the ups and downs of my...

Are You Venting to Share or Venting to Solve?

As a person who genuinely enjoys staying busy and has difficulty saying no, I’m used to walking through life with a never-ending to-do list. I’d love to say I handle the hustle and bustle...

The Gut-Brain Connection: A Low FODMAP Diet Improved My Anxiety

The human body is beautiful, complex…and weird. I predicted that age and stress would bring changes to my muscles and mind, but I never expected them to drastically alter my gut. By 28, my...

March Madness: A Tournament of Books

Educators are always looking for ways to connect with their students. That being said, I learned very early on in my teaching career the importance of understanding sports. Now, this might sound relatively easy,...

The Gift of Sound: Celebrating World Hearing Day

Ten minutes before walking out the door for our first date, my now-husband sent me the following text: “I just wanted to let you know…I’m hearing impaired. I wear a cochlear implant and speak...