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 »
One of my sons is autistic. This isn’t news to many people I know personally, and it’s not hard to figure out who for those who follow me on instagram. Sometimes people tell me he doesn’t “look” autistic. Although it’s a slightly awkward comment, I see what they are saying…. Continue reading »
Why ditching the chore chart resulted in more chores with less whining.
“How can I help you?”
Sometimes you have your first Halloween when you’re one… sometimes it comes when you’re 8.
Adjusting to our new homeschool life has certainly had it’s challenges but the freedom to do things like this make it worth it.
Every day as I raise my 4 boys I remember this. Every day there is some example, somewhere that I can set for them… and every day there is some example somewhere that makes that job more difficult.
I’ve noticed a weird trend and I’m not sure if it’s a recent thing or not… But somewhere there seems to be this idea that we are supposed to look back on every memory of parenthood and miss them… we’re supposed to love the tough moments and the hard days because… Continue reading »
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 »
“Mom, I’m never going to like learning.”