Today marks the second full year since I left my ladder-climbing career to be a stay at home mom. I celebrated with a bowl of peanut butter puff cereal, two loads of laundry, and a 30-minute session of YouTube yoga. Truthfully, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that this has not been an… Continue reading Do the Thing
It’s the end of May, and while everyone else in the world is winding down their school years, our crew is just gearing up. Crazy right? I can remember as a kid how desperate I was for school to be out for summer, but I can also remember how, at the end of the summer,… Continue reading Summer School at Home
Picture it: Saturday. That glorious American day set aside for yard work, housework, and catching up on that never-ending cycle that is laundry. The sun is shining, the kids are playing happily (that is, fighting like cats and dogs over a toy we literally have 7 of ), and I’m schlepping boxes up from the… Continue reading The Case for Rest
If you’re like me, you’re already holding the match with which to burn 2016 to the ground on 12/31. Like…if we can agree on anything, I think we can agree that 2016 is probably not the best year in our recall. I am sooooo ready to kiss this year goodbye. As I look at my… Continue reading 2016 = Scorched Earth
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I’ve taken a bit of a sabbatical from writing. At first I came up with a series of amazing reasons for this- I started my doula business (which is booming), we sold our house (in four days- amazing in and of itself), we were featured… Continue reading #homeschoolfail
Dear friends, Have you missed me? Did you think I gave up on blogging altogether? A funny thing happened. I started checking things off my bucket list. And one of those things was to enroll in graduate school. Interestingly enough, I started college as a teen mom, and had both my girls before graduating, so… Continue reading Dirty Chai Lattes and Study Breaks
If you’ve been following our journey, you know we have a 10-year old daughter whose autism has made mealtime a challenge. For the last decade I’d resigned myself to the idea that I would be making a pizza to go with every meal we had as a family, and I’d have three unhappy campers… Continue reading Zoodles!