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
It's Easy To Feel Alone 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.
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
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)?
There's so many blog posts and vlogs about exhausted parents hiding from their children and moms pulling their hair out because they've heard "mom, mom, mommy, mama, mama, hey mom" about 296 times that day. But what about the good stuff? Not the precious moments "my child is a joy to the world and a … Continue reading 15 weird things I enjoy as a parent
My daughter is...spritely. I've said it once and I'll say it again, she's bursting with energy to the point I sometimes wonder just how she doesn't explode violently from all the adrenaline flowing in such a small little body. Spirited, anxious, defiant, silly, hyper, restless, intelligent, on and on. All of these things I have … Continue reading “Oh Fudge”…only she didn’t say fudge
January Blues and poetry