All Fun and Games

The kids like to play a game that might be called, "Catch Phrase." Not that Catch Phrase.  No, this is naming a person they know (or pretend they know.  Like a cartoon character. #homeschoolweirdies) and then trying to list their catchphrases. It's entertaining until...
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Pínch olé

When a homeschooled Mexican meets a word they don't know . . . "Hey, mom, those "píncholé" cards are CRAZY. There's a ton of kings, queens, jacks . . ." At this point I realized what he was talking about and couldn't breathe for laughing. "Pee-knuckle!  Those are...
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Girls, Girls, Girls

And just when we thought we could embrace "normal," we sent the boys off to Totus Tuus for the week. *sigh* Im glad it's Friday. Im also glad for this "girls week." Somewhere along the way I picked up the idea that a group of girls is dangerous. Sure, a gang of boys...
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Lake Effect

We're back from the lake.  Mama Syd and Papa Chris are gone.  The pile of laundry that awaits is so tall.  It has us all feeling a little like this: So we know that things will happen at the lake and after 5 decades of being "Iron Creeked" we know that to prepare for....
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All Fun and Games

The kids like to play a game that might be called, "Catch Phrase." Not that Catch Phrase.  No, this is naming a person they know (or pretend they know.  Like a cartoon character. #homeschoolweirdies) and then trying to list their catchphrases. It's entertaining until...

read more

Pínch olé

When a homeschooled Mexican meets a word they don't know . . . "Hey, mom, those "píncholé" cards are CRAZY. There's a ton of kings, queens, jacks . . ." At this point I realized what he was talking about and couldn't breathe for laughing. "Pee-knuckle!  Those are...

read more

Girls, Girls, Girls

And just when we thought we could embrace "normal," we sent the boys off to Totus Tuus for the week. *sigh* Im glad it's Friday. Im also glad for this "girls week." Somewhere along the way I picked up the idea that a group of girls is dangerous. Sure, a gang of boys...

read more

Lake Effect

We're back from the lake.  Mama Syd and Papa Chris are gone.  The pile of laundry that awaits is so tall.  It has us all feeling a little like this: So we know that things will happen at the lake and after 5 decades of being "Iron Creeked" we know that to prepare for....

read more

Lady-go-round

I forget that my kids have a completely different vocabulary than I did growing up. I'm not even talking about "rad," "dude," "bodacious," (can you tell I grew up in California in the 80's and 90's?) and the like. No, I mean their Catholic language. Eucharist,...

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Timeless

The summer is off and running, alleluia! Truth be told, it feels like in the last 4 weeks we've lived a lifetime of summers all at once.  There have been so many activities and so little sleep. Mostly, it's been great. Mostly. This week was Duc In Altum for the older...

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