Round 2 of School at Home

Really, the whole point of this post is to say blogging will be all over the place. Hopefully it'll only be through December and then I can spend more time here, but who knows? Back in June, the plan was for us to send our oldest back to the classroom and our youngest would be … Continue reading Round 2 of School at Home

Book Review: The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond

Title: The Wonder Test Author: Michelle Richmond Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Publication date: July 6, 2021 Genre: Mystery/Thriller One Sentence Summary: After her father and husband pass away, FBI agent Lina moves herself and her teenage son to her father's home in Northern California, but the neighborhood is overly obsessed with something all high school students take: the Wonder Test. Overall … Continue reading Book Review: The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond

Am I Raising a Meg?

If you have a spare moment, could you pop over here and let me know how you usually read my posts? I have a lot of different things in mind for changing things up here, so am collecting some information to best help me determine which way to go. If you’ve already let me know, thank you … Continue reading Am I Raising a Meg?

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!

Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Title: What You Wish For Author: Katherine Center Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication date: July 14, 2020 Genre: General Fiction, Women's Fiction Summary: Samantha Casey is the librarian at the Kempner School where the founder and principal Max Kempner believes in making school joyful. It's an incredible, warm, colorful school that's really focused on the students' needs. Until Max dies and … Continue reading Book Review: What You Wish For by Katherine Center

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

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 12: The Relief That Came From Telling My Secret

I was always afraid that, because I'm skinny and petite, I would start showing early on. I was lucky winter went on and on into March that year since my warmer, winter specific dresses tended to be looser than my summer dresses. My closet was also full of colorful scarves my mom had made me … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 12: The Relief That Came From Telling My Secret

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

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 11: I Don’t Believe in Stress

When I learned I was pregnant with my son, I was also somewhere in the middle of my seventh year of formal study in psychology (third year of graduate school). I knew the effects of a mother's stress on a developing child. Knowing I'm generally an anxious Type A person, it was important to me … Continue reading Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 11: I Don’t Believe in Stress