We woke up early to head to London and see the Tower of London, London Bridge, and Tower bridge. We didn't have time to do a tour of the Tower of London, but it was awesome to see! It was a nice morning walk followed by a ride in the underground to catch the drizzly-day … Continue reading London to Paris: C’est la vie
My only absolute requirement for our trip to Europe was a day in Bath. Total disclaimer: I love Jane Austen, but researching the town made me want to go whether she wrote about it or not. A Unesco World Heritage Site (The Roman Baths) and strict building regulations makes it a picturesque tourist town. Just … Continue reading A day in Bath
Waking up in another country has been the best experience of my life. Kaleb slept a total of 5 hours. Total. On a plane. Sitting up. But who can sleep when you have a city to explore? We got the train into the city, got apologized to because they thought we were American (shhh they … Continue reading London, Baby!
My favourite mornings are always my husbands first day home. He usually catches a late flight and sneaks home in the early morning, so Kaleb and I wake up and Dad's home! It's better than Christmas. I know people like to harsh on their families on Mother's Day, and it's all in good fun, but … Continue reading Mother’s Day and travel day!
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!
Right now, here's where we stand. We're homeschooling. Kaleb has science, math, and French tutors. He does swimming lessons and karate. Some weeks it feels like way too much (for me), other weeks it feel like not enough (for him). I can only assume that means it's just right? We're trying to take it one … Continue reading One day at a time
There is some general advice you receive before bringing your child in for psychoeducational testing. Basically, you want your child to be in their "normal" mood, or as close as you can get to there as possible. Normal bedtime, normal food, normal excitement levels. Ideally. Easier said then done. I was worried. What if he … Continue reading Testing, testing 1, (part) 2, 3…
Deciding to seek professional help and get your child tested can be unnerving. On one hand, you're certain that everything is in your head and you're being paranoid, but on the other, you're taking the first step to admitting that something isn't working. It's a big step to take. There is a big debate on when … Continue reading Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3…