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
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
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
Welcome to the jungle. And by “jungle” I actually mean summer. Here’s a visual presentation of how my summer is going so far: 1.) Our middle child wailed the morning of the last day of school. This is the same child that has had an issue with change since the day he was born. Years … More Welcome to the Jungle
This is the last week of school for my boys. The weather has been phenomenal. Homework hasn’t come home in a week and reading logs have been abandoned. I’ve reached the I-Don’t-Give-Two-Shits-What-Goes-In-Your-Lunchbox stage of the school year and our afternoons are filled with playing outside with friends and taking dips in the pool. The sprinklers … More Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Today was a good day. When I woke up this morning, I woke up to the smell of coffee brewing downstairs. My husband didn’t forget to set that all up the night before. As it turns out, icy stares and nagging DO work. We were off to a good start. Just waking up in the morning, gotta thank … More It Was a Good Day
Before I had kids, what did I do with all my free time? Seriously. What did I do? Because I can’t remember. It’s all a blur. My brain has rotted. They did this to me. Seven years and four months ago I became a mom for the first time when Jack was born. He was … More Bohemian Rhapsody