These are the times that try moms' souls. Actually, most people to whom I've mentioned school starting have given me a wink and a smile and sung a snatch of "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" But I tend to have a more blubbering reaction. Today in the car I made the (huge) … Continue reading Back-to-School Cookies and Back-to-School Crazy
It's Monday night and the monsters have gone to bed. It's been a wonderful day here, although a bit chilly out. Today my kiddos ate the last two chocolate chip pumpkin muffins from the fridge, so unless I want to give them toast tomorrow (which I don't— the organic bread I buy in lieu of … Continue reading Muffins on Monday: Blueberry Batch
I am Mom, and therefore frequently prepared for many unexpected emergencies of life, but I am not prepared for everything. Bear’s school, like most elementary schools, falls short on its funds every year for little extras like computers or books or something, and has to turn to the neighboring community and solicit monetary help. When … Continue reading Day 14: Feeling healthy yet? Let’s Run a 5K!
Is it conspicuous that during an attempt to reduce the carby footprint of my family, I take a two-week hiatus from writing after the biggest FREE SUGAR holiday of the year? No, of course not! Life is hectic when you’re keeping kids from candy bowls. And, you know, just keeping them alive in general. Halloween … Continue reading How was Halloween, anyway?
Well, the school week has started (or did on Day 5) and that always leaves me a little breathless and behind. Why did no one tell me that when my kid started Kindergarten, I would have homework again? Seriously. Last week I actually dreamt I had to get a book report done for the pediatrician. … Continue reading Days 5, 6, and 7: About Days running together, and falling off the wagon.