Learning The Chicken Ropes

I have a friend who tends to make things happen. Sometimes that's good, sometimes not as good. 🤣She's the kind of friend who will buy you a planner because you say you want to get more organized. And in this case, when I said I wished I had chickens, she showed up with her old … Continue reading Learning The Chicken Ropes

I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review

They say to write what you know. And there aren't many people who know the costume and convention scene like Candy Keane from Geekmamas. Between her personal cosplays, her geeky blog, and her costume shop (to mention a few), she has kind of done it all. So, yeah, she wrote when she knows! Every caregiver … Continue reading I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review

Teenagers And Texts

William and I have had a long, windy road as many of you know. There were times that I wanted to give up. But, I knew I couldn't. But now our relationship is shockingly good. He has gone from a boy who didn't like being touched (to the point his counselor asked me to talk … Continue reading Teenagers And Texts

Homeschool, Houses, and Hamilton

I haven't blogged in a long time. It is a little ironic to me that the last time that I did post, we were officially in Covid life and, weeks and weeks later...we still are. For the most part, life has been boring. But, I'm not complaining as one alternative to boring could be illness … Continue reading Homeschool, Houses, and Hamilton

Hello From One Covid World To Another

So how's everyone doing, man? Covid sucks, huh? I was going to write this a bit tongue in cheek but now that I think about it, I won't. Too many bad things have happened. To put it mildly. Thankfully, they haven't really touched me personally. (Besides a furloughed husband and trying to survive distance learning.) … Continue reading Hello From One Covid World To Another

Children’s Book Review: Wizard And The Lizard Wacky Weather

We all wish that we could control things around us. No one is a stranger to having plans derailed by circumstances out of your control. So, it wasn't hard to relate to the struggle of Wizard and Buddy in this new book by Katie Reed. "Wizard and the Lizard Wacky Weather" is her second children's … Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Wizard And The Lizard Wacky Weather

Ahmaud Arbery Couldn’t Outrun The Hate

My 20 year old son, Kaleb, recently got pulled over. Thankfully, he ended up just getting a warning. And the police officer was a nice guy who talked to him for a few minutes and even tried to shake his hand. That's a little alarming since we are in the middle of a pandemic. Kaleb … Continue reading Ahmaud Arbery Couldn’t Outrun The Hate

Staying Healthy Without The Gym (Or Not)

Before the pandemic. Man, how did reality become such that that expression makes sense? But, here we are.  So, yeah, before the pandemic, I was really enjoying going to the gym. I was quite proud of myself and I could see the changes happening in my body. But, maybe even more importantly, I could feel … Continue reading Staying Healthy Without The Gym (Or Not)

Science!

  Man, I have loved to hate distance learning through this whole Covid-19 saga. I don't hate them being home. I'm truly glad that they are home and safe. But, doing the work assigned by someone else, it's a special kind of torture for a former homeschooling mom. It's made me miss homeschooling even more … Continue reading Science!

I Don’t Think We Are Doing Distance Learning Right

I'm sitting in my dining room with my kids, watching them sort of do their work. Who can blame them? It's hard to concentrate on this work at home. It's not interesting or stimulating. Distance learning is not ideal, but it's what we've got. One kid is watching a random video on his phone while … Continue reading I Don’t Think We Are Doing Distance Learning Right