Writing

Coarse

I felt irritable and crotchety. This is an excerpt from a piece I wrote last spring... No specific reason, but generally I'm irritatble. I have been consistently exercising, and eating well for the most part. I'm getting enough sleep. The kids are doing as well as can be expected despite the pandemic and limited social… Continue reading Coarse

autism · Family · Health and Fitness · Homeschool · Homeschooling

Learning vs Schooling

My son was picked on by one kid last year. Repeatedly. It never got physical, but it was a daily torment. People with Aspergers or HFA can come across to us neurotypicals as abrasive, headstrong, disruptive, etc. That never excuses name calling, being picked on or having teachers turn a blind eye. My son was… Continue reading Learning vs Schooling

Family · Writing

Picking Up Chicks

The military has afforded us the opportunity to make some incredible friends. INCREDIBLE. Friends who I cried for as we or they moved on to the next adventure. Friends who I still chat with via social media and text, and yes, even by phone. There have also been what I call "friend fails". Those would… Continue reading Picking Up Chicks

Family · Writing

Teachers

Excited for their respective field trips, both kids had no trouble getting out of bed. "Where's my class shirt?!" One hollered from the closet. "Hanging right there," I hollered back. "Right where you hung it up last night so you wouldn't forget it...." I continued, mumbling the last part to myself as I grabbed the… Continue reading Teachers

Family · Writing

Seeds of Safety

Walking to the corner I keep an eye on the other end of our road for the bus. Eventually it comes, lumbering down the street to drop off our kiddos from another day at school just a quick 3 suburban blocks from our front door. The pavement wet from last night's rain, I clutch the handle of… Continue reading Seeds of Safety

Family

School’s Out for Summah!

Yesterday was the last day of school. A day that we've all been looking forward to. No more having to get up, schedules to keep, or homework to complete. As I walked up to pick up my tender-hearted little girl, she ran to me and buried her face in my lap. I asked her if… Continue reading School’s Out for Summah!

Family · Health and Fitness

Mr. Mom

I love my husband. Seriously. This whole mommy getaway adventure is because of him. He encouraged me to go, assured me it would all be taken care of, and he had it all under control at home. Seriously!? Who wouldn't love this man? Here is what he's been up to: Reading to Jake's class during… Continue reading Mr. Mom

Family

Field Trip

My kids' first field trip was yesterday, and I volunteered to drive and chaperone! Yay Super Mom! Normally for such a first, I would have gotten out of bed a touch earlier, had a hearty breakfast with the kids - similar to this: Instead of the turkey, perhaps a bowl of oats and bananas or… Continue reading Field Trip