Have It All

A letter to my oldest as he heads off to Middle School…. Dearest Jack, I know that in the history of the world, moving up to Middle School isn’t a huge deal. And I don’t know if it’s because these last 15 months have aged us all, but you seem way older to me these … More Have It All

Holiday Road

Vacation [vey-key-shuhn]: 1. A period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest or travel. 2. Freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. Isn’t it great to see things slowly getting back to normal? Planning a vacation any time soon? Are you a mom? Are your kids going to be … More Holiday Road

FREEDOM ’21

The one year anniversary of our official quarantine has come and gone. But it’s today that marks something a little extra special for me. Today is the first time since March12th/13th, 2020 that my children have gone TO school for TWO consecutive days. I repeat….THEY ARE NOT IN THIS HOUSE. I am done folding laundry, … More FREEDOM ’21

Hazy Shade of Winter

When last we met, I was in the trenches of home learning hell. School never resumed, summer camps were cancelled, the word “hybrid” dominated all conversations in August and September and the phrase “out of abundance of caution” was used so often that I wanted to vomit. I tried to be optimistic when my school … More Hazy Shade of Winter

We Can’t Stop- Homeschooling Day 2- Whatever F**king Day It Is Today (Part II)

Years ago when my boys were little, there was a news story about a mom of three, pregnant with her fourth, who tried to drive her minivan into the ocean. I think that’s a good place to start this post. I believe it was a wise Israeli mom who once said: If Corona doesn’t kill … More We Can’t Stop- Homeschooling Day 2- Whatever F**king Day It Is Today (Part II)

Shiny Happy People- Homeschooling Day One (Part I)

That fateful Sunday evening when the email arrived about closing school for two weeks, I was told the look in my eyes was one of pure resignation and agony. TWO WEEKS of the kids being homeschooled???? There weren’t enough virtual yoga classes or YouTube meditations to calm my inner voice that was wailing, “HELL NO!” … More Shiny Happy People- Homeschooling Day One (Part I)

My Church

It’s been a while. When last you heard from me, I was knee-deep in summer festivities. And like every one before it, last summer flew by. It was a perfect combination of relaxed schedules, complete lack of attention to diet, and ample screen time. Then came September. This month should just be renamed: A Mother’s … More My Church