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
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
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!
William looks young for his age. Primarily because of his height. And everywhere he goes, people make sure to tell him. Every new doctor. Every new teacher. Every new classmate. Man, I wish I was exaggerating. When I was a kid, I was very thin and very insecure about it. And everywhere I went, people … Continue reading My Kid Looks Young
I feel like I'm still figuring out who I am. I believe that I am inherently a good person but sometimes (ok, lots of times), I get reminders that I'm still a work in progress. I'm also a person who is obsessed lately with buying positive message shirts like these. So back to the reminders … Continue reading The Person That I Want To Be
As a mom, finding the balance between my expectations and what the kids can reasonably be expected to do is a constant struggle. Of course, this is not just a mom thing. It's a Dad thing or any kind of caregiver thing. Really, it's a thing for anyone who has to ever deal with other … Continue reading My Son And His Room
Lizzie and I went to a World of Reptiles event at Petsmart last weekend. It was a good excuse to take my bearded dragon on a field trip and, also, reptiles are cool. 🙂 The turn out was not too impressive but it was still fun. We wandered around and looked at the animals. We … Continue reading Discovering The World of Reptiles At Petsmart
I saw this picture at the thrift store and I hesitated because, as I have mentioned before, I have read many posts about the "wrongness" of celebrating adoption. I have read about how it can be a tragedy for the biological connections. How adoption means loss because you're not where you were "supposed" to be. … Continue reading My Kids Are Miraculously Mine.
I'm famous for my lackluster and inconsistent efforts to get in shape. Or really just to live a healthier lifestyle, in general. Ok, famous may be an exaggeration. I don't think people are paying that close attention. My daughter pays attention, though, so she can lecture me about drinking too much Cherry Coke. But, even … Continue reading Giving Up My Lazy Life For An Active One.
So, it's a new year. The beauty of that is the opportunity to start over. You really can do that any time but the new year gives you the extra encouragement that you need to really do it. Theoretically. I had a goal near the end of last year to post once at least once … Continue reading The One Where I Start Again