As we headed into the quasi-quarantine that is social distancing, a lot of people were nervous. They were worried about getting sick. They were worried about their financial stability. They were very worried – apparently – that they would run out of toilet paper. All of those are reasonable and valid concerns, but they weren’t… Continue reading In Which We Homeschool. Sort Of.
Optimistic good cheer is my default setting. I instinctively look for the good (or at least the humorous) in every situation, whether it’s vacation plans gone awry or a psychotic dog who escaped – again – and spent twenty minutes last Thursday enthusiastically ramming the neighbor’s chicken coop with his burly shoulders before I managed… Continue reading Smiling through a Global Pandemic
Well, I finally did it. I fully embraced my 1950s mom-self and, rather than trying to text around the neighborhood to locate my children, instead stepped outside and simply shouted at the top of my lungs – “Kids! Dinnnnner!!!!” – drawing out that last word for at least five seconds. Within a few moments, I… Continue reading The Benefits of Mixed-Age Playmates
I knew it wasn’t spring. Not yet. Not quite. But when it hit 60 degrees on March 1st and the sun decided to make its first appearance in days – or was it months? – it was impossible not to feel your spirit lift. There is something about the first blissful days of almost-spring. It… Continue reading Almost Spring. At Last.