Safer at Home Order Journal #11

To read this entry, both an update since #10 and a 2020 summary, head over to Chelsea's blog! Thank you to this lovely and always funny lady for the opportunity to do this guest post and for giving me the kick I needed to write to my kids again. Also, stick around and poke through … Continue reading Safer at Home Order Journal #11

Guest Post: Kindergarten During the Pandemic by Kimi Ann-Marie

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present a very timely post from Kimi Ann-Marie, who writes over at Confessions of a Parentless Mother. She's an incredibly strong woman who lost both of her parents before her daughter was born and is now working hard to ensure her Kindergartener is doing as well as she possibly … Continue reading Guest Post: Kindergarten During the Pandemic by Kimi Ann-Marie

First Grade, Here We Come!

Summer has come to an end. Tomorrow my little boy starts First Grade. First of all, how dare he grow up, turn 6, and go off into the numbered years of school? It's sometimes hard to reconcile the tiny little 34 week preterm baby he was to the long-limbed getting-too-tall-on-mommy sophisticated 6 year old he … Continue reading First Grade, Here We Come!

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)

Berry Yogurt Tart (revisited)

Wow, this one was from about 2 years ago, when my mom and I used to take my baby and toddler to the local farmer's market and buy up some French-style yogurt. Now I'm too paranoid to go to farmer's markets, but am really suddenly missing this yogurt, and the too good berry tarts I … Continue reading Berry Yogurt Tart (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)

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

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

Guest Post: How Do You Do It With Five Kids? by Chelsea Owens

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present a funny and honest guest post by Chelsea Owens. She is the mother of 5 boys, and somehow has time to manage 2 blogs: I Didn't Want To Be A Mother (a mom blog) and A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing (her main blog). I've loved … Continue reading Guest Post: How Do You Do It With Five Kids? by Chelsea Owens