Ups and Downs and Ups

If you are a parent, moving back and forth from good to not so good is typical. Going to the park is good.  Falling and getting a skinned knee is bad. Trip to the kid’s museum is good.  Explosion before making it to the bathroom is bad. Smooth morning where everyone feels happy is good.  … Continue reading

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End of July Thoughts

For the last couple of years, the end of July has been a particularly stressful time. You might be surprised to hear that, I mean…it’s summer. I often experience a panic about the summer days that have already past with few thing marked off my summer bucket list; no campfire yet, no s’mores yet, no tackling the … Continue reading

True Exhaustion From My Singleton

One of the best parts of being part of this whole blogosphere is the sense of community.  I know that some can’t understand how I would want to give and receive suggestions from total strangers, but…it doesn’t feel like that.  Of course you have your occasional bad apple; however, most of the time the words … Continue reading

Visitation Times

One of the aspects of parenthood that you can’t escape is play dates.  It is part of the gig. I didn’t realize how introverted I was until I became a parent. I think it was just as hard for me to go to a new playground or Mommy and Me gymnastics session, as it was … Continue reading

The Debate

I used to think that a quiet coffee location was best for my weekly writing morning. Actually, I think the bustle of my neighborhood Starbucks lends itself more to ideas for writing material. This morning, I was trying to focus on an idea that came to me in the car; however, I continued to be drawn to … Continue reading

If You Can’t Take the Heat…

Finally!!! I woke up this morning and I felt the cool breeze through the window. Hello, old friend. In reality, this feeling has been absent for several days; however, it seems as though it has been as long as I can remember. To say out loud that I wish for cooler temperatures, even rain if … Continue reading

Behind Closed Doors

When I started my teaching career, I remember some advice from a mentor; although most of the time you are the only adult in a classroom with students, you should always act as if your principal or a parent volunteer is in the back of the room.  You shouldn’t say or do anything that you … Continue reading

Roaming School-Aquarium Style

As a homeschooling family, we look for fun places to visit that are also educational.  Our recent trip to the Seattle Aquarium was one of those places!  Here are a few pictures of what we saw…

Coffee Observations

Instead of my normal sleepy coffee place around the corner, I spent my weekly writing morning in the neighborhood Starbucks. I had received a gift card on the last day of school and thought that I would use those funds instead of the debit card. I live in a large planned development in Suburbia and this morning, … Continue reading