Welcome to our little corner of the world where our mission is to help you get your life back. We do this by creating lesson plans to ease your load, designing some fantastic farmhouse decor to easily make your classroom and your home a spectacular place of beauty and relaxation, and by giving you tips for self-care to help you unwind and get your life back to a place of enjoyment.
Who We Are
As a Mother and Daughter Teaching Team, we are in the trenches with you. Our resources aren’t dreamt up by a group of people who have long left the classroom. We are both in the school system dealing with the same stresses you deal with each day. Believe us: we are going through this crazy educational time with you.
My mother, Tami, started Obsessed with Learning in 2012 as a Teachers Pay Teachers seller. In 2017, as she saw how much of a blessing it was to other teachers, she pursued it wholeheartedly. In the summer of 2020, I jumped on board as I saw the trends of education shifting with the introduction of virtual learning. Together, we create content, curriculum, bulletin boards, and have so much fun. It’s been a way to join our educational experience together and also contribute to the education community beyond our careers. This last winter, we reached the first TpT milestone. We were featured in the TpT newsletter! The Lord has truly blessed us with an amazing business that has expanded into this website and an Etsy store as well. It also has been a blessing from God to get to work professionally together. We’ve got big goals ahead and we will reach them with the Lord. #chordofthreestrands #jeremiah2911
Our primary desire is to help you. How are we going to do this? We are going to do this by supporting your educational dreams through our acquired wisdom and knowledge. Yes, we are a Mother and Daughter Duo team that truly does care for you during this stage of your teaching career, whatever stage that may be. We have been through them all and still going through them. We don’t want to see you burn out, but stay refreshed, full of energy, and ready to take on each day full of joy. So, come along and explore our site. We are so glad you are here.
The novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is awesome to teach in the springtime. With the theme of nature, wilderness, animals, insects, and so much more, springtime makes the perfect backdrop for this beloved novel. Hatchet is a story of a thirteen-year-old boy who gets stranded in the Canadian wilderness after his bush plane goes down. … Continue reading 7 Activities for Teaching Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
April is National Poetry Month and home to “Poem in my Pocket” day. This year, “Poem in my Pocket” will be celebrated on April 18th. As a middle school English teacher, I always reserve March and April for my poetry unit. I feel spring is the perfect setting for in which to teach poetry. I … Continue reading April is National Poetry Month
Growing up, my mother was a gardener. I have vivid memories of her every spring, in the dirt, growing lettuce, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers…you name it. There’s nothing like the taste of a salad, freshly washed, from your own backyard. When I was in third grade, my favorite teacher, Miss Sykes read to us, “Miss Rumphius.” … Continue reading Spring, Flowers, and Miss Rumphius