Easter Egg Hunt Happiness

Every year I stuff hundreds of Easter Eggs (this year I had help from Christy Miller, Julie Schneider and Mr. Logan Reichert –thanks guys). And every year, I fret about having to pick up all the Easter Eggs myself because no one showed up. And every year, few...

Dungeons, Dragons & Daughters

If you live long enough, your childhood will come back to you — all that was old will become new again. Growing up, I noticed all the nostalgia marketing to Baby Boomers, before I knew exactly what it meant to be a Baby Boomer. Later in life, I joked with my...

Advice From an Escape Room

Yesterday, my kids treated me with an Escape Room experience for my birthday. Our goal was to solve riddles in a lost Mayan Temple before time ran out (one hour). As we were driving home after our hour of pretending to be Indiana Jones, our conversation turned to all...

Does Women’s Self-Defense Work?

Early in my martial arts teaching career, I taught a well-received class on Safety for Women. It wasn’t until a few days later that I learned why teaching safety and self-defense to women was so challenging. One attendee said she went home and tried a specific...

Spring Break 2019

SMAA is CLOSED this week (March 25th – 30th, 2019) for SPRING BREAK. Enjoy your time off and we’ll see you when we re-open on April 1st, 2019!