You know those people who are just meant to be parents? They hold other people's babies and coo affectionately. They keep calm when someone's injured. They make you smile when you feel like doing anything but. Well, I was never one of those people. In fact, I was pretty certain I was going to be … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day to my better (parenting) half
I see you guys on the Twitter. Your kids are home for the summer now and it sucks. Your kids want to eat every 5 minutes, they're bored, and you have to take them to the pool. The pool! I am really enjoying it because it's hilarious, but also, I'm crying inside because I homeschool. I … Continue reading Is it over yet?
I was 9 when my dad died. Throughout the years, I’ve often heard my mom express her determination to make sure that my sister and I “turned out okay.” There was, and maybe still is, a stigma that a single parent can’t raise successful, happy children. That maybe their kids will be missing something. My … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day Mommy
Two things you should know about me: I love to read and I suck with electronics. I have dropped phones in sinks, bathtubs, and bowls of queso. I can't have anything less than an Otterbox on my phone because I drop it daily. Once, I dropped my phone down a mountainside while taking a picture … Continue reading The one where my Kobo took a bath (and I hope I didn’t kill it)
A few months ago I found out that our local Geological club holds a monthly rock club for kids. Kaleb has never had a particular affinity for rock or geology, but he does love science, and he does love elements, so I thought we'd give it a try. It ended up being a great fit. … Continue reading First Science Fair!
I just had my first week off in 4 years. That felt really cool to put down in words. I feel obligated to say that I love my kid more than life itself because this is the internet and if I don't say it explicitly people will get pitchforks or whatever we're using these days. … Continue reading A week off, snowstorms, and extra reassurance
Hating on the younger generation is a past time that is handed down year after year. I get it, sometimes I hate change too. But a lot of the things that Millenials get blamed for - being lazy, or naive - is flat out wrong. When I look at the people around me, I couldn't … Continue reading Millennials are changing the world for the better
Lately I've been trying to figure out a way I can help the big picture. The last few months have been a roller coaster ride for us, and watching world politics right now has put a fire in my belly to do... more. To speak up. To say "hey, I'm going through this", or "they're … Continue reading A responsibility to fight
For my husband and I, moving is a way of life. We both grew up on the move, and I think it is one of the things that I love about him. No one quite understands the new kid like someone who has been the new kid repeatedly themselves. The only problem now is that … Continue reading Moving with a baby
It feels like lately all I've been doing is advocating. So when I saw Oliver Jeffers post Love Letter America this morning on Instagram I instantly bookmarked it as my job for tonight after my kiddo went to bed. I can't help but feel so powerless every time I open the internet, and seeing someone making beautiful … Continue reading Friday night fun: writing my reps!