Category Archives: brothers/boys

First Day of School ~ 2021-2022

What a great morning. The kids woke up ready and eager for their day. Getting ready was a breeze and we walked the mile to school with little issue… other than the fact that their book bags were overfilled due … Continue reading

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Mother-Son Dates

I recently had a mom who is a few years behind me in this parenting journey ask me how to connect with her sons as they grow from little boys into preteens, teens, and into adulthood. Please note that I … Continue reading

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Back to School… but not the way you’re thinking!

15 years I’ve been a homeschooling mom and I’ve loved every single year. I find it hard to believe I’ve graduated two kids from our homeschool. I never intended to do that but planned fully to go back to the … Continue reading

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Last day of school 2020-2021

Way back in June (I’m writing this in August) we wrapped up our school year with a fizzle, not a bang. The early part of 2021 beat the crap out of us and we all just kinda didn’t care too … Continue reading

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20 just sounds grown-up.

I have a 20-year-old. Weird. Hayden is amazing, brave and kind, thoughtful and helpful. He may be messy, but his artistry makes up for it. 2020 and 2021 has been harder on him than anyone else in our family. Imagine … Continue reading

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Bailey’s 17!!

My first surprise kiddo is now 17! What an absolute joy Bailey has been to raise. His musical ability in the past year has grown tremendously and in some ways he’s surpassed Matt’s guitar ability. He has been creating music … Continue reading

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More snow!

I am still not tired of the snow, though I may be standing alone in this opinion by the time winter is over. I enjoy the falling snow and I actually enjoy shoveling. This is largely because I don’t have … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving Gratitude

I wrote a post on my social media that I want to add here, because it is an accurate snapshot of how I feel at this moment. Anna, walking around in her footy-pajamas, hair in a big fluffy bun, playing … Continue reading

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School, The Truckster, Grand Central, and Black Panther

Routine! Finally! After being all out of sorts from the beginning of May (when we shipped our HHGS), we were so very ready for routine. Our printer had not arrived by the time I needed to prep for school so … Continue reading

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So many places, so little time…

We had big travel dreams when we moved here. I made a wall decoration that would let us dream big and celebrate when we visited new places. I loved having friends and family sign the wall when they came. I … Continue reading

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