Holiday Book Recommendations

With the holidays coming up I wanted to share books written by my amazing guests. These are all books that I have read and highly recommend as gifts. Please note the descriptions as these books have specific age ranges they are catered towards. Markita Staples-Green Markita was a guest on the podcast last year and…

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Reactive Dog: a rollercoaster of emotions

Puppy Love In 2015 I headed to a local rescue shelter in hopes of finding a new puppy to add to my life. As I walked into the puppy room I was immediately drawn to a small ball snoozing away in his cage. I walked over and there he was, a tiny mountain dog. I…

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Carson Pickett: USWNT Debut

Carson Pickett This past week Carson Pickett earned her first cap with the United States Women’s National Team. With immense hard work and talent comes an ever deserving spot with the best squad out there. The defender for the North Carolina Courage made her way onto the pitch wearing the number 26. Limb Difference Awareness…

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Educating Myself: the world of the enslaved

Annual Road Trip I am traveling with my mom and our friend. All three of us are privileged white Jewish women. This is our second annual road trip and we make sure to visit plantations and museums that educate us on the world of the enslaved.  Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters While visiting Savannah, Georgia…

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My teacher burn-out story

In April I released an episode sharing my teacher burn-out story. For those who want to listen to the audio click here. For those who prefer to read it, you’ll find the transcript below. I hope my story resonates with you in some way or another. We are never fully alone in our big feelings. …

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About Me

Hi, I’m Andie.

My goal for the Sprouting Minds blog is to help us connect, learn and guide one another. I write about what I find interesting and helpful. I hope these blogs can lead to a bigger conversation.

Sometimes that includes guests that have been on my podcast and sometimes that means reliving some childhood memories. Either way I hope you enjoy reading these blogs and can take something from them.