Tag: parenting

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids.  Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments.  How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]

So this is our new normal now, huh?

So this is our new normal now, huh?

It’s official.  We’ve been “safer at home” for a solid month now and coronavirus can kiss my ever-increasingly-insane behind.  This “new normal” is pretty much crazy.  My kids started spring break on March 12 and haven’t been back to school since.  Around the same time, […]

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

I won’t mince words with you.  Coronavirus stole my son’s high school graduation from him and it sucks.  But it also stole graduation from us as his parents, from his friends and their families, and from their amazing teachers.  What in the actual world, people?!  […]

Catching Up Reads: What I Read This Winter

Catching Up Reads: What I Read This Winter

Well, kids! It has been a while since I did a good, old-fashioned book round-up.  Who among you is looking for something delightful to read while we social distance ourselves for the foreseeable future? (Raises hand)  Well, grab your coffee and your Kindle, because it’s […]

Covid-Schooling: Transition Week!

Covid-Schooling: Transition Week!

Well, friends.  Betcha never thought 2020 would turn out this way, did ya?  A pandemic takes over the world, America is experiencing the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, and now, we’re all homeschooling.  Or, as I like to call it, COVID-SCHOOLING. Covid-Schooling What do […]

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The longer that I am a parent, the more I am convinced that there are people – children specifically – who live in my house that I’ve never even met before. No, it’s not because of the endless supply of laundry that seems to come […]

Words.  What Can Our Kids Control?

Words. What Can Our Kids Control?

Picture this scenario.  Kid A teases Kid B in an off the cuff, flippant manner.  Kid B, who has been having a hard day to start with, bites Kid A’s head off.  For reasons Kid A can’t even begin to understand, what started as joke […]

Don’t Limit Your Dreams, Kiddo.

Don’t Limit Your Dreams, Kiddo.

Hey there, my oldest.  My firstborn.  How is it possible that you are a senior in high school already?  Is it super cliche of me to ask where the time has gone?  Probably.  That’s OK, though, because I’m going to ask myself that very question […]

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

This will come as no surprise if you’re a Catholic woman who is at all active on social media this week.  But just in case you’re not, let me clue you in.  It’s Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week! Yay.  Great.  Whoop-dee-doo. Now, my holier-than-me […]

Birthday Party Not Included

Birthday Party Not Included

Our youngest daughter turned 8 a few days ago.  And we didn’t throw her a birthday party. (Cue the shock and awe here!) Now, I’m pretty sure that by today’s parenting standards, we are big fat losers.  I mean, it seems like every time I […]