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#6 Preparations

This represents about six hours of my day. Homeschool preparations.  It’s getting real.  We’re starting part time this coming week. It felt really good to sit down on the floor and dig in.  Making copies, assembling binders, and watching some favorites movies: The Family Man, Thomas Crown Affair, and Dan in Real Life while I worked. Even… Continue reading #6 Preparations

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Kids Earning Income: They “Can” Do It!

So when I was a kid, we drank a lot of sodas.  It was the 80s, I think everybody did?  And we drank sodas out of aluminum cans.  We were a can household, not a 2-liter bottle household.  So the cans built up pretty fast and this was waaaay before curbside recycling was really a… Continue reading Kids Earning Income: They “Can” Do It!

beauty · family · Homeschool · kids · parenting · Stay at home mom

The Power of a Shower

I am going to preface this post by saying that yesterday was a poo sandwich.  It was crappy.  It was a day where we took our dog in for intestinal surgery, I was on day two of Whole 30 and subsequently was nauseous and had a migraine headache, I picked up and started wearing my Invisalign aligners… Continue reading The Power of a Shower

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When They Go Out of Town

    My husband is out of town.  It’s me, 4 kids, and one dog for 4 nights.  On the surface, this doesn’t sound so awesome.  It’s a lot of flippin’ work.  My husband has been traveling for work as long as I’ve known him.  In the early days (pre-marriage, pre-kids), it was longer international… Continue reading When They Go Out of Town