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Wise Grasshopper

Why Wise Grasshopper?
Inspiration
Why Wise Grasshopper?

The Grasshopper Goods journey has inspired many powerful connections, lessons and relationships. The Wise Grasshopper Blog is an area where I'll explore the connections between my professional, personal, and entrepreneurial lives and share inspirations, my favorite products and resources, and a few kernels of wisdom. 

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An Open Letter to Educators in 2021
Lifelong Learner
An Open Letter to Educators in 2021

To educators, It’s impossible for those who are not in your position to understand what you’ve experienced over the past year. We have all had such vastly different responses to COVID-19, some of us encourag...

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Grasshopper Goods is 5 Years Old
Magical Stories
Grasshopper Goods is 5 Years Old

This week we are officially celebrating five years of Grasshopper Goods, a feat that I could not have imagined when the idea first came to me. It’s been such an incredible journey, and I truly believe that i...

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5 Ideas for New Skills to Learn in 2021
Lifelong Learner
5 Ideas for New Skills to Learn in 2021

Personal development is one of those things that rarely happens naturally. Barring major life events that generate growth, it’s important for people to seek out new experiences, new skill sets, and new knowl...

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What We Learned in 2020 - And Looking Ahead
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What We Learned in 2020 - And Looking Ahead

2020 has taught us all a lot of lessons. When I rang in the new year last year, it’s safe to say that I couldn’t have predicted all of the twists and turns the next 365 days would bring, because they were so...

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The Best Gifts I've Been Given
Magical Stories
The Best Gifts I've Been Given

Gift giving can come with a lot of pressure. Especially this time of year, we are inundated with gift guides, commercials and advertisements about “the perfect present”, feeling as though we need to seemingl...

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How to Plan a Stellar Staycation
Travel
How to Plan a Stellar Staycation

In a regular year, you’ll find me heading the airport on more than one occasion. Travel has always been something that is important to me, pushing me out of my comfort zone, providing a much needed mental re...

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How I Met My Work Wife
Magical Stories
How I Met My Work Wife

Entrepreneurship can be a tough road if you’re walking it solo. Fortunately, I’ve been blessed with supportive family and friends by my side throughout my journey - my husband, my children, my brothers, my m...

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How to Change Up Your Midwest Thanksgiving Traditions this Year
Midwesty
How to Change Up Your Midwest Thanksgiving Traditions this Year

Suffice it to say that this autumn’s and winter’s holidays won’t be the same as they always are. Here in Wisconsin, COVID-19 cases aren’t going down fast, and holiday celebrations will likely be rethought in...

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That Time I Went to...Ireland
Travel
That Time I Went to...Ireland

In the latest series for Wise Grasshopper, “That Time I Went To…”, I’ll be reminiscing on the trips I’ve taken throughout my life, what impacted me most, the lessons I learned, and the memories I’ll never fo...

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3 Things I've Learned Since Starting Grasshopper Goods
Lifelong Learner
3 Things I've Learned Since Starting Grasshopper Goods

I didn’t know that I would start a small business. My entire career was built around education, as a teacher first, then a tenured professor who teaches teachers. I saw academia as my career path, and my mor...

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What Type of Learner Are You?
Lifelong Learner
What Type of Learner Are You?

I’ve spoken often about how important it is to be a lifelong learner, someone who continuously pursues new information and new skill sets in every stage of life. But - what if learning hasn’t come easily to ...

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There's Just Something About the Truck...
Magical Stories
There's Just Something About the Truck...

Grasshopper Goods may have a brick-and-mortar location, but it is most well-known for Vinny, our truck, where we’ve served our customers for years as a mobile boutique at major events throughout the Midwest....

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