Lisa Hellman

Lisa Hellman
Lisa was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz with a concentration in Fine Arts. Lisa has worked for Conde Nast Publications, and in the Stock Photography industry, licensing intellectual properties. She moved down to Florida with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a dog in 2004. Four years later her last daughter was born, and since then, they have made Odessa their home for the past 14 years. After taking a seven-year hiatus from the corporate world, to stay home with her children, she returned to work as a substitute teacher, thinking she would do that part-time since she loved teaching her own kids over the years, as they developed and grew. Little did she know, she’d become a certified elementary school teacher for the next 13 years! During her time away from school, she enjoys spending time with family and doing things around her community. Lisa loves spending time with her friends as well, enjoying a glass of wine and having great conversations! She loves the outdoors and the beach, as this is her haven. Lisa enjoys the arts and dabbles in pottery, drawing and crafting.

The Power of Gifting and Some Unique Ideas

  I really should send a gift. Wait what does she need? Should I spend more than $50? Is it weird to send a gift? These are such common questions, but they can just stay...

Quarantine Life at Home with Kids Let Me Look at My Kids Again

Who would have ever predicted that we would be cooped up in our homes for as long as we have been? This Coronavirus has really thrown so many lives against the wall, financially and...

Hair and Make Up Beauty Hacks for the Tired Mom

  So I'm sure we have all read little blurbs about what you can do to look "your best" every day. Well, I find that these hair and make up beauty hacks for the tired...

Communication With Other Parents, Should I Call Them?

What is your communication with other parents, should you call them? I know it is definitely different from when my mom and dad were raising us. It is going to sound pretty funny but...

The Power of Intention and The Opportunity To Give

  We are always looking for that great deal, the blowout sale, or the win of a negotiation. It's definitely a thrill. I don't know about you but I feel like I've won a prize...

How to Avoid the Post Holiday Blues

Holiday Excitement and Commotion The holidays are buzzing. It feels like we just polished off the last bit of Thanksgiving stuffing from the leftovers plate, and now we are thinking about Christmas lists. All of...
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The Battle of Simply Simple Thanksgiving vs. Family Traditions

  Make it Simple Does Thanksgiving stress you out? It stresses me out. Why is that? It's the only day when you really do have permission to eat like a maniac and have no remorse. You...

Move Out of Your Comfort Circle to Open New Opportunities

What is a Comfort circle? I have my own definition of what this means for me. To me, it means pushing myself to explore other social and professional relationships. This summer I opened my...

Do You Pay Out Money for Grades?

It's not fair! ALL my friends get money for their good grades! It seems that this is a common thing and the amounts of loot vary greatly. In the new world of insecurities, competition...
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Leaving the Teaching Profession – A Bittersweet Goodbye

I won't be attending Meet the Teacher night this year. There will not be any ice breakers at the back to school faculty meeting for me. As a result, I will not be scrambling...