Welcome to Sunshine and Rainy Days (SARD for short)!
Somersaults are happening! Know why? Well, because I’m so HaPpY! Happy that YOU are here!
SARD is a place where we share our day to day happenings and promote Sunshine and Happiness along the way! From finances to Holiday ideas, raising teenagers, healthy living, and printables, Yay! We would love to have you join us on this journey!
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Who is behind SARD?
Wondering why we use artwork instead of real live pictures of ourselves on SARD? I knew you were! We often want to know who we are talking to and put a face with a name, right?
Because my husband, Blake, is a principal at the middle school level, he feels it is in the best interest of our family to blog anonymously. Yes, he has been a vice principal in a tough area and, yes, we have received phone calls and death threats.
Never fear, we are, indeed, real people living very real lives with a profile in my likeness by a very talented artist! You will catch glimpses of us here and there but never enough to give up our identity, unless, of course, you live on our street!
Meet the family, the inspiration for SARD!
Fictitional Character Witnesses (living a very real life):
Blake is an army veteran turned middle school teacher, college football coach, and currently, a middle school administrator. He’s my eye candy that can drum like nobody’s business! Blake is an amazing dad and rockstar husband!
My name is Jayleen! I am a work at home mom, wife of a middle school administrator, and mom of two teens! I fill my days by playing bus driver, working out, blogging, acting as CFO (Chief Financial Officer), CHO (Chief Household Officer), and as a Logistics Coordinator! I am also a, self-proclaimed, research specialist for the fictitious company of Teen Years Industries (which, of course, is very real in my mind)! So many titles, so little time!
Hazel is 16 and in her sophomore year of high school. She comes off as quiet but don’t let it fool you. She’s got a witty sense of humor and is quite smartical too! She is an avid reader and adores her dog, Ted. Hazel knows what she wants and she works hard for it! She plays the electric bass guitar and, oh my, to see this girl swim … it’s A-MAZ-ING!
Zack is 14 and looooves school! Can we keep it that way?! Lucky for him, he can hold steady grades and be social. He’s a super confident kid, full of positivity (is that a word?), and can talk like nobody’s business! Zack is a Minecraft fanatic who records and publishes his games on YouTube. He plays a mean electric guitar too! Did I mention LEGOS?
Yep! Two teenagers here in the SARD household! They provide the spark needed to write many articles!
One of those articles has been a bit controversial. I wrote it after a late night of texts between my son and an anonymous girl.
I’m also always looking for ways to get these teenagers off the couch and away from their gadgets. It isn’t easy but we’ve been successful at least a handful of times!
I’m honored you have visited and hope you stick around for ideas, inspiration, and FUN!
We, here at SARD, are excited to get this party started!