Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Unschooling seemed too out there for me when I first read about it. To be fair, homeschooling seemed too out there when I first thought about actually doing it. But unschooling was waaaaay out there. I read two or three articles about it and just went on my way. No curriculum? No lesson plans? No … Continue reading Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

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It’s Easy to Feel Alone

It's Easy To Feel AloneĀ  The HIE Help Center site is a great resource for parents with children who have mental illness or delays. While they specialize in articles about HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy), the information and coping help can be used for multiple disorders. I had this article published in June 2018.

Tangled: A love/hate story about hair

I knew something was amiss. It was too quiet. I heard in the sweetest voice "mommy, where do you want me to put my craft scissors?" Oh no. She shouldn't even have her craft scissors She never cares or asks where I think she should put anything If she is asking it's because she wants … Continue reading Tangled: A love/hate story about hair

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)?

In bed by 10; Halloween has really changed

Halloween. Just saying it gives you a feeling. Or at least it should I think. Every time I say it I feel thisĀ overwhelming sense of mystery and warmth. I feel the cool autumn breeze and smell the dead leaves on the ground. I see the lights of all the decorated homes, and taste the candy … Continue reading In bed by 10; Halloween has really changed