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Mother’s Day Monday

So for all the mothers out there, I hope yesterday (Mother’s Day) was just what you wanted. After reviewing Facebook and Twitter, it seemed like a fantastic day of brunches, hikes, wine, gardening…whatever the honorary lady desired. In our own house, there was an abundance of cooperation and quick responses to our requests. Lots of … Continue reading

The Big Egg Hunt

Anyone that knows me in real life knows that I love a good tradition. Like many others, most of our traditions seem to be wrapped around holidays. Today I was scrolling through Facebook and saw pictures that brought me back to a tradition from yesteryear. The Egg Hunt at the Zoo. It’s today. Although it … Continue reading

Not Your Average St. Patrick’s Day

As a first grade teacher, I loved St. Patrick’s Day! I would arrive early to sprawl glitter and chocolate coins around the classroom. I would turn over chairs and open the cupboards. We would discover a tiny apology note (that would need to be enlarged so that we could read it) that the Leprechauns we’re … Continue reading

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

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

Blogging Staycation

For more than two years, I have been writing about the good, the bad & the ugly. I’ve found it both helpful and powerful, especially when readers connect with my words. There have been moments in time that I have examined something closely that I would have previously let slip by without a second thought. … Continue reading

Doing It This Way

In years past, the holidays were done differently. We had our shopping done and the gifts wrapped under the tree just when the first holiday shows were starting. Our cards were ordered, messages written, and they were stamped and addressed before we turned the calendar to December. Yes. Things are different. We are still shopping … Continue reading

Bring On The Holiday Weekends

The first of many holiday weekends is winding down and I would say that for the most part, it was largely successful. We spent Thanksgiving at Granny and Grampy’s house and after eating, the cousins decorated the grandparents’ tree. The next day was spent decorating our house and tree, which everyone knows means mess and … Continue reading