On Monday, June 18, 2007 - the day after Father's Day - our lives changed forever. (The week before, my two-year-old daughter had been guzzling water and saturating diapers at night, waking up during the night for water and falling back to sleep clutching her sippy cup.) She slept til 10 and refused breakfast, settling … Continue reading How We Got Here – Part 1
Ava wants to make sure I put everything on the list - "if I don't make a list, Santa won't know what to get me." "Will you give it to him? I don't want to see him because I don't want him to hug me.... so I'll just wait in the car." And, while we're … Continue reading Priorities and Doubts
This was intended to be published Sunday, September 19th, 2010. I was all prepared to expound on my woes in home schooling - as I am still adrift in the cyber ocean without the proverbial oar... last week a typical "Monday:" my daughter's annual fasting blood tests in the morning, followed by McDonald's smoothies for … Continue reading Salt for the Wound
As week 2 slows cautiously to a halt, I am ecstatic to have finished school day 9 before lunch. I am still in awe (and more than a little suspicious) of those half-day kindergarten teachers’ ability to cover a multitude of critical material in under three hours. With recess. Most days for us run … Continue reading What I Learned in Kindergarten…..
With the first week of school behind us, I'm looking forward to one last blast of summer as the kids return to their favorite brainless activities, like playing video games around the clock and running wild with the dog. I've already cleaned the entire house - a wonderful and mindless activity - and with … Continue reading September 5, 2010 – New Adventures