Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation and by 8:15 am I realized that I needed to make a plan. Not a ‘schedule every day, every minute, every activity’ plan, but I was definitely going to need to add some structure to our day. My son who just finished kindergarten was used to one, […]
You Better Work.
I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now. It started with the Oscars when Ben Affleck was thanking his wife during his acceptance speech and referred to their marriage as “work” and that there wasn’t anyone else with whom he would prefer to work with. I watched that and felt a great sense […]
As any parent will attest, the topic of sleep is never far from our minds. It starts before the little stinkers are even born with everyone and their mother telling you to “Sleep now before the baby comes!” It’s used as an excuse for why you (you=pregnant mom to be) are getting up 847 times […]
Keeping the Faith Without Religion.
This can be a tricky time of year for us. The Hubster and I were both raised celebrating and practicing Christian holidays and traditions, but as we became adults we found that a lot of the frameworks of our religion weren’t compatible with what we thought, how we lived, and eventually, what we wanted to […]
Have you ever had one of those moments where all of a sudden the truth is so glaringly obvious that no matter how shocking or unsettling it is, you have to acknowledge it? I had one of those moments yesterday. Yesterday I finally admitted and recognized that I am entering a new demographic block. Obviously […]
The Learning Curve.
Things may be different at your house, but around here new skills are learned in roughly the same pattern every time. It’s a lot of fun…. Stage One: Child is trying to do something on their own, like put on pants, or shoes. This is a new thing for them. 2.8 seconds after they start […]