Against The Grain

Spanking, or rather paddling, in schools recently made headlines when a Florida student was paddled by a principal and it was caught by an outside party to the incident. As a child of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, I’m not at all unfamiliar with this concept although I’ve never experienced it myself. When I wentContinue reading “Against The Grain”

Emotions

I recently became a part of a new friend group and the one thing they all have in common and yet all seem to clash over is their emotions. At the first meeting we had there were words exchanged and despite my own ability to be a hothead I found myself extremely calm about theContinue reading “Emotions”

The Best Mother read aloud

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there. I recently read a post from a longtime friend who lost her mother this year. She said that she had gotten an email from one of the flower companies asking if she wanted to send flowers to her mother again this year. It broke my heartContinue reading “The Best Mother read aloud”

Reblog: Law of Attraction for Kids | Parent and Child Goal Setting

The start of summer vacation to me is like a second New Year’s Day! It’s coming up soon and it’s time to get in a different mindset. Law of Attraction for Kids | Parent and Child Goal Setting — Read on family.lifeideasinsider.com/law-of-attraction-for-kids-parent-and-child-goal-setting/

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”

March is Women’s History Month

The end of February is near which means that we should get ready for March. Next month is Women’s History Month! Considering the change in the Vice President’s office to include the first woman, it’s making a great month even more exciting. No matter your political affiliation, Kamala Harris will join the list of womenContinue reading “March is Women’s History Month”

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…”

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”