A year ago was opening day!

A year ago today I rebooted my blog! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. I really didn’t get super focused on writing again until later on in the year, but today I came out with my first new blog post in years! I posted about Opening Day of baseball for my son. It’sContinue reading “A year ago was opening day!”

A complicated case of circumstances

My daughter went to a birthday party recent and told me she didn’t feel like she belonged there. It was a new friends party she went to and it was small due to Covid so most people there were family or had known this girl for years. Feeling out of place is a common occurrenceContinue reading “A complicated case of circumstances”

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…”

Life in Kindergarten — Number Recognition and Counting

Introduction The series of posts I’m doing on this subject matter are expanded from an article I found called 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs from 2013.  Despite the article being older, the areas it covers are still basic areas of study and behavior that should be paid attention to. Area 4: Number Recognition and CountingContinue reading “Life in Kindergarten — Number Recognition and Counting”

Private School Here We Come

This week I turned in applications for private school. I’ve almost was a huge supporter of public school but the time has come to take more control of my kids education. I wish I didn’t have to make that choice. Next year my son would have gotten one of our favorite teachers at our schoolContinue reading “Private School Here We Come”

Cooking up something good

Right now I so excited about something new I’m cooking up for you. My Spark Creativity! post must be kicking in. I was looking at some past posts and found some things I can tweak (one of the 6 suggestions from that post about sparking your creativity). I’ve just spent a few hours setting upContinue reading “Cooking up something good”

Little or no time to do things

Things I’ve learned about myself in the last few weeks: Even with a plan sometimes things go wrong. Worrying about something before it happens is worse than actually going through it. Getting back to a normal busy schedule is actually more comforting than I thought it would be. Stopping and slowing down during COVID hasContinue reading “Little or no time to do things”

This Intellectual Thinker’s take on success

This year I decided early my one word to guide my year. Consistent is working out well for me. Last year I read about Enneagrams which helped me figure out my personality type and how I could better understand the why and how I like to do things. In my post The conversation that wouldContinue reading “This Intellectual Thinker’s take on success”

More sometimes isn’t more

A few weeks ago I had a mini meltdown due to the kids and my husband being super noisy in our living room. It wasn’t just the normal every day annoyance though and after a quick check in with one of my moms groups on Facebook found that this mini meltdown was a common thingContinue reading “More sometimes isn’t more”

Family Mission Statement

A family mission statement encapsulates your idea of the good life and lays out your family’s purpose, goals, and standards. All members of the family have a hand in articulating these values and all agree to live them.