I know we live in a digital age. So it is not hard to send a text or jump on social media to check in on someone. But here are 5 ways to stay connected with a little added depth while social distancing. Send a letter to support a good cause. April is national… Continue reading 5 Unique Ways to Stay Connected While Social Distancing
We got a notification that the teachers from my kids’ school were going to be caravaning in their cars through the neighborhoods so they could see their students this week. Everyone at home agreed it sounded like a unique idea, and my daughter especially had started to miss school. So we grabbed our sidewalk chalk… Continue reading A Teacher Parade Amid COVID-19
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We’ve had this book of nursery rhymes since my oldest was a baby. It’s a board book with bright colors. All three of my kids have enjoyed it. But have you ever actually listened to nursery rhymes? Sometimes they don’t make a whole lot of sense. Like why would a feather be called macaroni, Yankee Doodle? And… Continue reading Why I Stopped Skipping the Bad Parts
Oh, how I love school performances. Granted, my oldest kids are in Kindergarten and 1st-grade. So we haven’t had many. The ones we have been to though are sheer gold, true nuggets of parenting pleasure. Last night was Family Night at my kids’ school which included a BUSY book fair. My 5 year old politely… Continue reading Oh, how I love school performances.
I know birthdays are supposed to be happy, but I couldn’t help feel a little sad about Delta’s 1st birthday last week. This beautiful blue-eyed girl is our last baby. I know from experience how fast it goes by. So I thought I could slow down and enjoy this time more. It still feels like… Continue reading A Kinda Sad (But Also Happy) 1st Birthday
As the middle child myself, when I was younger, I didn’t feel like there was anything special about me and my role in our family. I wasn’t the oldest. I wasn’t the youngest. I wasn’t the only boy or the only girl. I was just there. I was there in the middle, with nothing innately… Continue reading My middle child was getting overlooked.
Do you want to know what I was not expecting when my oldest started Kindergarten? Homework. So when he immediately came home with a worksheet a night, we scrambled. I mean we had already just spent a bazillion dollars on supplies, but I sent all of those to school! So I was not prepared for… Continue reading DIY Homework Station
We are still back to school focused at my house right now, and what’s on our minds? Supplies? Clothes? Nope. Food! That’s right. We’ve been playing around with weekday breakfast ideas, practicing for lunchtime in the cafeteria, and now we are dreaming up perfect after school snacks. I vividly remember coming through the front door… Continue reading The Easiest (but Ulitmate) After School Snacks