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What Will My Children Say About Me When They Are Grown?

My husband and I had a cup of coffee together this morning. Both boys were up half the night.  The only advantage of this, is that they slept in and we were able to steal some precious morning moments together. And by precious moments, I mean both of our eyes barely open, yawning, mentioning that… Continue reading What Will My Children Say About Me When They Are Grown?

Autism · Brothers · Homemaking · Survival Mode

What No One Told Me About Being A Stay At Home Mom

Being a working mom was HARD. Like for reals. Working outside the home in an executive level, management position meant every single day felt like a mad dash to achieve, perform, manage, and mother – all at the same time. But the truth is, working outside the home was predictable. It was steady. It was… Continue reading What No One Told Me About Being A Stay At Home Mom

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Screen Time

This week is “Screen-Free” week. Or around here, “Feel Like A Bad Mom” week. When I think about the amount of time my children spend on screens, my head hurts. The guilt. The assurance that I am absolutely doing the wrong thing. The feeling that good mommas would never… The truth is, I sometimes hate… Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship With Screen Time

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How To Survive Survival Mode

It feels like a whole lotta nothing, but clearly something has been going on here these days. It’s been a whole lotta let’s try to get you to take this medicine before we take this medicine. And a whole lotta I know it’s 1AM and you still can’t sleep. And a whole lotta what shall… Continue reading How To Survive Survival Mode

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A Day In Our Life – School

A day in our life can bring many things. This week (because so many of you have asked for it – be careful what you wish for people!), I want to tell you a little about what our day to day actually entails. I found in trying to write about a typical day, it was… Continue reading A Day In Our Life – School

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Randomness ‘Round Here

It’s Friday… We made it. Another week. This is one I am glad to have worked through…and I’m grateful that it is no longer Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday for that matter. I have absolutely nothing important left to say. After Living With Meltdowns was published and took off, every other post this past week… Continue reading Randomness ‘Round Here

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How Do We Do This?

It has been so humbling to hear from so many of you the past few weeks. Comments on the blog and Facebook page, private messages filled with tears and hope, email after email – please know, I am blessed by every single one. There is something about hearing the soothing words of another who “gets… Continue reading How Do We Do This?

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Our Week (or Two or Three) in Pictures – Birthdays and Hot Mess Citations

Its been a while since I have posted a week in pictures…mostly because I am really, really bad at taking pictures. That, and both of my boys seem to be developing allergies to being in front of a camera. Sigh. I remember when they used to smile for me every single time. Now they complain… Continue reading Our Week (or Two or Three) in Pictures – Birthdays and Hot Mess Citations

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We Bought A Zoo (one animal at a time)

My children, as you know, are very different. They have very, very different interests. One loves to read, one has dyslexia. One loves to play any and all sports, one has sensory issues that make it difficult to move his body at all some days. One loves people and all the things about playdates, one… Continue reading We Bought A Zoo (one animal at a time)

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Our Week In Pictures – Super Loving Summer

We are back on track this week…in so many ways. Not the least of which is another “Week in Pictures” post and linky link-up to Life Rearranged. After the doctor gave me the “talking to” last week, I am so blessed to say that my attitude has been so much better this week. It shows… Continue reading Our Week In Pictures – Super Loving Summer

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The Last Day of School

Tomorrow is the unofficial, official end of our third year homeschooling. Sourdough will be moving on to sixth grade. Bacon is headed into third. I am grateful to say, the third year has been so much better than the first two. Not just in overall academic achievement, but across the board. I am excited to… Continue reading The Last Day of School