Category Archives: Parenting

Mommy, Step Away from the Computer!

I know that you haven’t heard from me lately.  It’s not because I haven’t been motivated to write in this little blog.  Heck, I have all kinds of ideas for this puppy. I’ve been toiling.  I’ve been staring at the … Continue reading

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Cleaning Day

I wrote half of another post yesterday.  It was snarky, very snarky. I thought that I’d keep my snark going, honestly it’s kind of tough for me to let go of snark once I’ve got it rolling, but it’s gone. … Continue reading

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Weekly Waffles!

I’ve found that if you simply approach the school week as if you are heading to a deserted island– and no matter what happens you cannot go back to the grocery store– that I have a tad more piece of … Continue reading

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Family Backpacking Weekend

Sometimes I like to let my travel pictures sit for a bit, then when I finally dig them out its like being there all over again.  Over Labor Day weekend we all made our way to New Hampshire for a … Continue reading

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A Back to School Speech!

When I was still teaching in the public school system, I always felt pure excitement for the start of a new school year.  It’s more than the freshly cleaned room, sharpened pencils, and new texts that set my belly a … Continue reading

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Yes, That Place (Do You Know It?)

I’m at “that place”. Do you know it? It’s the tipping point of summer when you suddenly wish school was in session. That feeling didn’t hit last week when we spent a full six hours cleaning a bedroom. It should … Continue reading

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Sting! Unusual Remedies and Cures.

Nothing like some good flower pictures to make you appreciate the humble bee.  I like flowers.  I like honey.  I do not like bee stings.  I didn’t like it when I got stung on the foot and hobbled around for … Continue reading

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Just Blow it Up!

Summah! What to do in summah! It’s such a great time of year to just explore topics that you haven’t touched upon with your kids.  Like, for instance, chemical reactions.  Yeah, that’s it.  Like blowing stuff up! To get a … Continue reading

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Dear Jack Gantos,

Dear Jack Gantos, Last night my son was reading your fabulous book, Dead End in Norvelt.  I had the nerve to try to shut off the light.  I’ll admit it, it’s a parent thing.  I just expected him to be … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Bar Harbor

I’m just getting back from the wilds of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine. There is so much to do here that we didn’t even touch all of the activities that we would have liked.  The first night we … Continue reading

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