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'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
I want to be happy. I want to feel fulfilled. I want to figure out what my passion is and follow it. But, I'm not. And, I haven't (yet). A couple of months ago, I started working. It's not because I wanted to. It's not because I thought I needed time away from my kids. But, I … Continue reading Hired For a Job That I’m Not Doing
I'm going through it with William. I've wanted to write about it but the unfortunate reality is that he's fifteen and doing so violates his privacy to a certain extent. But, still all these words are inside me, my fingers ache to type them and my brain aches to get them out of my head. … Continue reading I Feel Like I’m Failing My Son
So one day, one of the kids noticed something peculiar about our Walmart receipt, it had my name on it. My name?? We were baffled. How did the register know my name?? We decided it must be because of the new video camera screens at the register. We figured it must be recording our identities … Continue reading Being Watched At Walmart
So, it looks like we are embarking on an unexpected insect adventure. Praying Mantises! I was volunteering in one of Antwan's co-op classes and the main teacher also teaches the bug class. She had approximately 200 Praying Mantises with her and was ready to distribute them to her class. I, of course, was all excited … Continue reading Homeschool Fun With Insects
Last week, I stood outside the church. I stood there for several minutes, just willing myself to go in. I like my church. I like the people inside. But, I don't like going in anymore because it reminds me of my dad. It doesn't remind me of his smile, his super loud laugh or his … Continue reading Facing Life With Grief.
Love is patient. I can't think of many truer statements except maybe something like "chocolate is life." Or "Sleep is awesome," but "love is patient" is up there. I have a soft spot for the cliche and the verse that it comes from. Brian and I used it in our wedding and we later scooped up this plaque when we saw it at … Continue reading Daring Myself To Be Patient.
A year or so ago, I received a book, "The Love Dare." It was from my priest who is also my facebook friend. She had read my angsty posts about Kaleb, met with me and then bought me the book. The idea is that you are given a daily dare which is aimed at improving … Continue reading Daring Myself To Love My Son.
I’ve been seeing a lot of mothers’ day posts going around. Well, really, I have seen two. I just keep seeing them. One is asking moms to post a picture of their pregnancy, their infant children and their children now. The other is a survey about the delivery and birth of their first child. I … Continue reading Adoptive Mothers Are Just Mothers.