Worrying

I've done a fair bit of worrying this year? What?! You, too?! Worry over safety and politics and our country and toilet paper (no one saw that coming) and right and wrong and ALL host of things. On top of what I normally worry about, it's been A LOT. I have thought a...

Curriculum Development

It's that time again, back to school. Or, in our case, still staying home. We homeschool moms have been checking in with each other.  "How're you doing?" "What are you thinking?" "Are you ready?" There is a part of me in this COVID-addled world that wants to shrug my...

Being Real

We have long been fans of Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Musical.  I'm pretty sure the kids from Lucy on up can sing the entirety of the show (well, maybe not the entirety. There are some less than appropriate bits that have been kept from the playlist.)...

The “A” Word

Well, it's Lent.  As such, we've banished the "A" word from our vocabulary.  And thankfully, mercifully, blessedly no one's been hollering, "Mom!  She said the "A" word!" while out and about so far. That's because they're occupied with the OTHER "A" word. I blame...

Mindless Mutterings

All day long I write things in my mind. Long, beautiful odes to my children or the laundry or the frost on the trees. Short, inspired poems for grating cheese. Witty, funny memoirs that will someday make up for the lack of baby books. Or would make up for that if I...

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Wildlings

What is that wise and oh-so-pithy saying? "Failure to plan is a plan to fail?" Right. Planning.  That's what I should have done for school! Instead, I just kept saying yes to all the good things and then I happened to look around and realize I have been,...

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In the Dark

To Gus, 6 days short of 8 months: In the dark, we walk. Twinkle lights bright through the window And your eyes soak up the glow. The creaking floors, my tired arms, They don't affect you. Awake, so awake, so I'm awake. In the dark, there is no rush. I cannot hurry...

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Twelfth Night

Getting in the car tonight one of the girls asked a simple question. “Is Epiphany always on a Sunday?” I then had the task of the not-so-simple answer. “Nope! I mean, yes, yes it is here in the US. Here it’s always the 2nd Sunday after Christmas so technically yes....

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Good for Each Other

Written during the 4 week of Advent, before Christmas and the puking AND me figuring out some technical difficulties. But it's too good of a memory not to keep so Throwback Thursday it is! We've long held and believed that the greatest gift we can give our children is...

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Auspicious Beginnings

It's a good thing we don't take stock in omens and such because if we did, it doesn't look good for 2019. Five of us rang in the New Year by tossing our cookies without the added fun of the alcohol beforehand. Children that belong to me, that last line? SARCASM. ...

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