The internet addiction in our family happened slowly… passing my iphone over to my toddler while out to dinner when food took too long, educational computer games on pbs kids. Electronic games and devices trickled in on birthdays and Christmases. But PBSKids.org on our family desktop turned to games on the… Continue reading »
“How can I help you?”
Adjusting to our new homeschool life has certainly had it’s challenges but the freedom to do things like this make it worth it.
Just before 5am on a Saturday: Child 2 woke up having apparently had a dream about bugs in his bed but was too afraid of the dark hallway to come to us so just yells to me from down the hall. Child 4 was nursing to stay asleep and would… Continue reading »
Today this article popped up in my facebook feed. I now suspect I will see it approximately 1,000 more times before the day is done, shared over and over and over again. Read it if you want but I’ll sum it up for you: researchers found that of 100 kids… Continue reading »
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I decided to be at home with the kids more. I knew they needed it and I needed it. In fact, the first month after I quit both jobs confirmed everything I had been thinking and feeling about staying at home.
Let’s call it the honeymoon phase.
Langston turned 6 months old last week. He sits up. He has 5 teeth. He drools. He’s aaaaaalllmost ready to crawl. He’s showing interest in food. He plays with toys. He laughs at his brothers. He pulls the small hairs out of the back of my neck. He claws… Continue reading »
Letting go of the picture perfect holiday season and surrendering to the Christmas chaos.
In second grade, my son tested into a Center-Based Gifted program after a recommendation from his teacher. The program was offered by the county and transportation was provided, and it required a lot of shuffling and some sacrifices for our family, but he decided to give it a shot. Third grade at his… Continue reading »
“I just need a lot of your attention” Max told me when snapped at him after he interrupted me for the 4th time while I was trying to hold a conversation with a friend. Max likes to play, but it’s only interesting to him if I am watching him narrate… Continue reading »