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Music Appreciation

Every parent secretly hopes that their child will share an interest-my secret hope was 80s Rock. “Anus, who?! Are you frickin’ kidding me?!” I knew he heard me. He was sporting quite a grin. “No. Angus. Angus Young.” I had to smirk because back in the day, we might have said “anus” a few times … Continue reading

Gray Hairs and Memories

While we waited in the car today, I was getting sentimental. “Do you remember when we went to Canada and we stayed in that beautiful hotel and went to the art museum?” “Noooo.” He says this slow and drawn out because as he’s answering me, my TBP is leaning close from the backseat, trying to pull … Continue reading

Shadows and ‘Staches

I have to admit, I was relieved when ol’ Puxatawney Phil reported that we were in for an early spring. I welcome more light to our days and feel it helps to get outside for breaks between our homeschooling lessons. The last two days have been beautiful, aligned with Phil’s prediction. Mid-high 50s and the presence … Continue reading

Shift in Thinking

A few weeks ago, I nervously shared my TBP’s experience with a private Minecraft modding class. Although the Internet was slow, the other participants were very new to modding, and the teachers didn’t allow any Minecraft play, we were somehow able to convince him to return. Apparently we weren’t the only ones upset with the … Continue reading


I don’t know if it’s the same with other families, in other houses, but we’re still in the process of returning to normal. We haven’t completely returned to a full homeschooling day. Instead, we make progress toward more. We still find ourselves feeling the loss of Stella. We expect her in the kitchen and near … Continue reading

Ready Already?

It seems that we’ve been waiting for this week for a long time. We’ve counted the months and the weeks. Our advent calendar says we are days away from THE day. The gingerbread was baked and decorated and consumed. The cards were signed and sent. The Santa picture was taken (with only one visit) and … Continue reading

Too Late and Too Early

If you’re the parent of a kid like mine, the topic of sleep is often on your mind. Not my sleep, but his. Since the beginning, My TBP has not required the expected sleep. He gave up that beloved second nap time way too early for my liking and was done with all naps by … Continue reading

Holidays…As Many Of You Know

I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish this weekend. Some of those activities were actually done. Our tree is decorated now and the lighter boxes filled only with tissue and empty ornament containers and ladder are back in the garage.

Mole Monday

I ‘m bracing myself for an interesting day. A Mole Monday type of day. The Monday after Halloween-filled with more sugar than normal and overloaded senses will be an interesting day. Our Halloween weather was terrible with wind and rain, so there was very little trick or treating. This didn’t feel like the Halloween he … Continue reading

I Continue

I’m here today. It’s been too long since I’ve sat down to do this, but I’m determine to post something today before we slide past jack-o-lanterns and candy corn and are met with thankfulness and turkey. During the hardest days, before understanding 2e and making the decision to homeschool, there were weeks where I blogged … Continue reading