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

From Stray To Loved, A Book Review

So I read a book by Pamela Schloesser Canepa! From Stray to Loved is a quick and enjoyable read about the imagined origin story of her rescue dog, Bixby.  Pamela's main focus has been in the sci-fi genre with her full-length books that are appropriate for teen and up. But, this time, she changed gears when she found herself wondering … Continue reading From Stray To Loved, A Book Review

Dear Parents, This is Not Homeschooling

So due to the coronavirus pandemic, kids doing school at home has become a thing Some call it distance learning, virtual learning or online learning. Those all work. Call it what you want but don't call it homeschooling. Because it's not. What is homeschooling? Homeschooling is taking control of your child's education. It's finding a … Continue reading Dear Parents, This is Not Homeschooling

My Son Moved Back Home

So awhile ago, I wrote an angsty post about my oldest son moving out. Neither one of us handled it well and it caused a lot of hurt feelings on my end. It's all the proverbial water under the bridge now, though. And everything is just fine between us. I always figured that at some … Continue reading My Son Moved Back Home

Learning To Live With Epilepsy

You want to be there for your children. You want to believe that as a parent, you have a heightened sense of danger and just plain know when your kids need you. Well, that wasn't the case the other night as Brian and I slept soundly while our son had a seizure in the hallway, … Continue reading Learning To Live With Epilepsy