The Mom I Admire (revisited)

Welcome back to another weekend reblog! This one was first published a little over a year ago and, honestly, I had forgotten about it, but I think it's hopefully something that can give moms out there a little boost these days. After all, the world is still nuts and more than one of us has … Continue reading The Mom I Admire (revisited)

Looking Forward to Having Both Kids Home All Summer (revisited)

Since another summer has come along, I thought I'd go back to this post from last summer. Even though both of my kids have been home with me due to COVID-19 since mid-March, I'm still happy to have them with me all day every day because at least I know they're safe and healthy and … Continue reading Looking Forward to Having Both Kids Home All Summer (revisited)

Round 2 of the Poop Stage

I'm sick and tired of this coronavirus thing; aren't you? Right now, the only thing I like about it is that we get to spend more time together. My husband works part-time from home now and our oldest is doing home from school. It's not always easy to coordinate meetings, classes via Zoom, work, school, … Continue reading Round 2 of the Poop Stage

5 Reasons Why Our First Year of Regular School Has Sucked

My husband and I have tossed around homeschooling for years, since well before we even conceived our first child. Ultimately, we decided to go with a regular school, primarily for the socialization. And to see how he would fare in a regular school. As a stay at home mom, it's well within my abilities to … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Our First Year of Regular School Has Sucked

Safer at Home Order Journal #1

Dear Kids, You're too young now to really remember, but we find ourselves under a unique situation. Right now you're 5.5 and almost 3, and I'm hoping you know little more beyond the fact that something bad is going on in the world right now and it's safer to not take you to the park … Continue reading Safer at Home Order Journal #1

Homeschooling at a Moment’s Notice

The one thing few parents of children who attend a traditional school want to hear: school's closed. Could be 2 weeks. Could be the rest of the year. Thanks, coronavirus, thanks. Now, I've written a few times about thinking of homeschooling, so I've been taking this as my chance to see how it goes. Of … Continue reading Homeschooling at a Moment’s Notice

6 Perks of Being Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The first thing you need to know about me is that I'm an introvert. I absolutely loathe being around people and much prefer staying in with my family. Or a good book, especially when the kids have depleted me. The second thing you need to know is that our school district is closed, so my … Continue reading 6 Perks of Being Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Sending My Child Back to School Makes Me Sad

This post is publishing today, which must mean my sweet little boy has gone back to Kindergarten after 3 weeks off for the winter holidays. I know many parents count down to this day, and there's even a Christmas song that mentions parents looking forward to their kids going back to school. But I'm not … Continue reading Sending My Child Back to School Makes Me Sad

And a New Phase of Worry as a Parent Has Begun

Parents understand worry very well. Not only is the world a scary place, but babies and young children are just so fragile. I remember worrying about my kids when they were both newborns. SIDS terrified me and, since both were born early, both were slightly more likely to succumb to it. When my oldest learned … Continue reading And a New Phase of Worry as a Parent Has Begun

Not Snow Days, But Fire Days

My son was born in Pennsylvania. We moved to California when he was six weeks old, so he has no memories of his first home, and only a dim understanding of what snow is as we have yet to take our kids to the mountains during the winter. He's five and has just started school. … Continue reading Not Snow Days, But Fire Days