When You Lose Your Cat

I have had cats all of my life. Sometimes a reasonable amount, sometimes not so much. But, I have always loved them. And, of course, there have been a few that were particularly special to me. One of these cats is Coulson. We had him since he was a baby in 2012. But, in April, … Continue reading When You Lose Your Cat

I’m being Manipulated By My Chickens

I have been a chicken mama and Learning The Chicken¬†Ropes for a couple of months now and they are still so dang cute. It has been really cool to learn about them and I'm definitely looking forward to the eggs. ūüėä I always wanted chickens and I now get why chicken owners get obsessed cause … Continue reading I’m being Manipulated By My Chickens

Learning How To Not Ride A Horse

So despite my slightly traumatic intro lesson, I officially signed up for horseback riding lessons! I was excited but nervous. I agonized about having to get on the horse again. I pumped myself up and despite the pit in my stomach, I headed out with my partner in crime, Paige, and her daughter. But, I … Continue reading Learning How To Not Ride A Horse

When Kids Take Care Of You

Sometimes, my kids surprise me. Well, not surprise, just impress. I already knew that William had a sensitive soul and that Lizzie has a huge heart but no idea how to express her emotions. (Because she doesn't like to admit that she has them.) Me, on the other hand, I'm a big ball of emotion. … Continue reading When Kids Take Care Of You

Horseback Riding For Dummies

So I started a thing! Horseback riding lessons! My friend, Paige, (the same one who encouraged my new chicken mama life) has been taking lessons. She offered to gift me an intro lesson and even though, I had serious concerns about my lack of flexibility/strength/coordination, I went for it. And bonus: you're pretty much guaranteed … Continue reading Horseback Riding For Dummies

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

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