Controversies arising

There are so many controversies arising around parenting and schools and motherhood these days. It’s hard to keep up. The whole in person versus distance learning is one that is fairly easy to talk about without pissing off too many people so I guess I could mention again how little my kids are in theContinue reading “Controversies arising”

COVID’s effects

The biggest topic up for debate in our town right now is getting these kids back into the classroom. We have been on distance learning since March 2020. Sounds crazy I know, but our school board had two or three different start dates over the last year, but only now have they said it wasContinue reading “COVID’s effects”

375 days since we’ve had to leave the house for school!

Normal is such subjective thing these days. We are getting back to (air quotes) normal (air quotes) on Monday going to in-person school. It’s a hybrid system where the kids will go two days a week until May. Normal school, pre covid, was 8:20 to 2:15 for 5 days a week. This new normal isContinue reading “375 days since we’ve had to leave the house for school!”

Fabulously Normal

This week has been fabulously normal! I’ve done the taxes, taken kids to sports, replaced the front tires on the car, and we are in the midst of preparing to return to in-person school. Tax season sucks the life out of me. Turbo tax is great but watching that initial return get eaten up byContinue reading “Fabulously Normal”

Start your day right…

Google Calendar is my Bible right now since regular activities are coming back into existence as we come out of the COVID times. A great trick I recently discovered is that you can get a daily agenda sent to you in your email inbox. It’d be great to print out and post for the familyContinue reading “Start your day right…”

365 journal prompts for you and your kids

Journaling has become something I love to do everyday. As you can tell from my daily thoughts prompts on this blog I’m compelled to write. For some people it might not be easy or you may run out of ideas. The solution is here! The two free Facebook groups below are filled with journal promptsContinue reading “365 journal prompts for you and your kids”

Morning School Day Prep

Online Learning has taken some getting used to, but now that we have a regular schedule of classes it’s become easier to have successful days around here. Fridays for me start off around 3am when my husband gets up for work. I get up and make him breakfast, snack and lunch. This routine has beenContinue reading “Morning School Day Prep”

Computers that are good for internet surfing

I’m borrowing my son’s computer to work on today. My parents bought the kids new computers for distance learning this year when I found out the school wouldn’t have them available until October. We had two older Chromebook style computers that are good for internet surfing but we needed to beef up their processing speedsContinue reading “Computers that are good for internet surfing”

How to Absolutely Use Google Calendar Like a Pro

A few years ago I wrote a great post called How to Absolutely Spring Break Like a Pro and it got me to think about what kinds of things I know how to do like a pro.   As a mom I’m more of a renaissance man, but one thing I know I’m good at isContinue reading “How to Absolutely Use Google Calendar Like a Pro”

Technology usage for children

Since many schools are starting up this year doing distance learning that relies heavily on technology I thought I’d take a little bit of time to speak on the subject.  WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? Considering that every modern gadget we use could be considered technology, let’s focus on just a few things that kids might beContinue reading “Technology usage for children”