Bipolar stigma is real

When I introduce myself to people the flow of the conversation generally does not start with, “Hi, my name is Brittney. I’m a Gemini, I like short walks in the woods, I have a very sensitive aversion to high pitch noises and an unhealthy Harry Potter obsession. I prefer cats over dogs but I also … Continue reading Bipolar stigma is real

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Why you should reread classics

This post contains affiliate links because I like to eat. Feature image found here. Chances are, since you came across this blog post, that you have probably read your fair share of classics. Or you have at least thought about it, started some, or have seen several movies based off of classics. Most likely if … Continue reading Why you should reread classics

More important than a homeschool curriculum

(This post contains affiliate links because we like food) Every couple of months I have an epiphany. That I am not living in the moment. That I am planning too much, organizing too much, not letting enough of our lives happen organically. It's easy to say, "that's it, from now I will let the chips … Continue reading More important than a homeschool curriculum

Kindergarten is hard

"Kindergarten is the new first grade"- everyone in education ever When I was in kindergarten it was a half day. We had quiet time on our mats. I remember eating graham crackers with peanut butter. Letters were learned, numbers were counted, and we went home with paint on our hands. I don't remember tests. I … Continue reading Kindergarten is hard

Mother’s Day around the world

The root of our traditionally known "Mother's Day" may be all American: Ahem, it may be thanks to Woodrow Wilson establishing the holiday in 1911, and it has since spread to other countries. BUT we may not technically be the first country to celebrate moms though (sorry, have a seat please), and not all places … Continue reading Mother’s Day around the world

Why so serious (mom and dads)?

It's amazing how loud pots are when they are being beaten together by little hands. It's amazing how mud seems that much more impossible to clean when your toddler comes inside caked in it. Craft supplies can seem daunting to get out because every craft requires a mess. Every water play activity requires mopping after. … Continue reading Why so serious (mom and dads)?

6 Children’s books that are just wrong

This post contains affiliated links I love seeing spoofs of children's literature, even the obscene ones. However, as I was reading to my daughter the other night I started to notice there's enough creepy nonsense in a lot of these stories to begin with. Spoofs may not even be necessary. So now I will ruin … Continue reading 6 Children’s books that are just wrong