Reflections From This Birthday Girl

Like New Years Eve and the beginning of a new school year, I find myself reflecting. I often do the same on my birthday. What I know is that the birthdays of today are quieter than those in my twenties. The parties aren’t as late in the night and they aren’t as crowded. Those birthdays … Continue reading

Are You the Fun One?

If you are lucky like me, you are parenting your child with someone who you love and respect. Parenting is a marathon and a team is absolutely necessary. I know that my son is aware of our distinct differences. I am the schooling, zombie battling, sticking to the rules and allowance chart mama. If there’s … Continue reading

Blink Of An Eye Journey

The other day, I found an old video on a forgotten video camera. It showed my son’s birthday (I think it was his 2nd or 3rd) and Christmas morning from the following year. I was mesmerized by what I saw on that two-inch screen. Images of my son opening presents, dancing and celebrating the moment. … Continue reading

The Blog Choices

In the past, I used this blog as a vehicle to work through parenting struggles. During the early days, those confused and worry about the future days, tantrums and intensities provided me with lots of material. I am thankful for the support and answers that came from the blog, either directly or indirectly. I am … Continue reading

Proud Mama Keep On…

I am proud of my son. Today, he took risks and attended a computer animation class in the city. He didn’t know anyone and many others came with friends. He didn’t participate the whole time, but he listened and observed and walked away with some new techniques. I told My TBP that when I take … Continue reading

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Return to our Better Reality

During last year’s December to January transition, we were struggling. The New Year was supposed to be filled with hope and optimism and we were worried. The tears and anxiety started just two days into the break but increased dramatically four days before the return to school. It was clear that the status quo couldn’t … Continue reading

Welcome 2015 Breakfast

In my world, tomorrow marks the last day of our holiday season. The stay up late season. The watch movies in your pjs season. The eat a bit more season ¬†and the skip math today season. It has been a great holiday with a nice balance of excitement and recovery time. Monday marks the return … Continue reading

On This Day Last Year

Although it is hard to imagine, it is already New Year’s Eve. As with most people, I spend a great deal of time on this day reflecting about the year that we’ve just experienced. On this same day last year, we were beyond worried about my son. School was no longer working for him and … Continue reading

Welcome Back

A few weeks ago, I decided to go on a blogging vacation. If I’m being honest, I had mixed feelings about my decision. A part of me wondered if I could do it. My blog has always been a place where I would turn to vent or share about the ins and outs of homeschooling … Continue reading