Jocelyn Sage Mitchell's Blog

 
What I Learned from a Year of Doing the Crossword

What I Learned from a Year of Doing the Crossword

Last month, I reflected on completing a 300-day streak of the New York Times crossword. Doing the crossword every day—and getting better at it over time—helped me reinforce my growth mindset: that each of us has the ability to learn, to grow, and to get better at...

Whatever Befalls Us: Remembering September 11

Whatever Befalls Us: Remembering September 11

I will always remember where I was when I realized what was happening on September 11, 2001. It was morning on the East Coast and I was in my undergraduate dorm, getting ready for my first class. One of my sorority sisters—the civic-minded one who always watched CNN...

Egg Muffins for School Breakfasts!

Egg Muffins for School Breakfasts!

Well, school has started! And with it the whirlwind mornings of getting young children up, washed and dressed, fed, and out the door on time without forgetting any of their stuff! There is so much to do in the morning that it’s important to do whatever we can ahead of...

The Ultimate Apple Tasting

The Ultimate Apple Tasting

Here are the results of the ultimate apple tasting of Macoun, Honeycrisp, Evercrisp, Gala, Granny Smith, Envy, Pazazz, McIntosh, Fuji, Sugar Bee, and Empire.

The Great Strawberry Experiment

The Great Strawberry Experiment

What’s the best method for storing a strawberry for a week in the fridge? I experimented with three methods to find the winner: an airtight mason jar!