This week my 4 year old daughter gave herself a hair cut. Yep, all of her lovely golden curls, that took nearly 3 years to grow, are now gone. But you know what? I didn’t yell and I’m OK with it. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information. […]
Perfectionism has reared its ugly head again. Not that it has ever completely left. Oh, no…but some days…weeks…months are easier than others. Helping Our Perfectionist Child Our son has been a perfectionist since he was a small child. Of all the things I could have passed on to my offspring…blue eyes, long legs, cunning wit…perfectionism and […]
The thoughts of summer camp bring to mind images of children laughing, playing, and learning all while enjoying the unique experiences that only summer camp can offer. But, what if you have an asynchronous kid that struggles with anxiety? What then, Mama?
Wow, I can hardly believe that I started this blog a year ago. We have had so many adventures, challenges and accomplishments since January 1st. Here is a look back at our top 10 most popular blog post of 2015.
This week our daughter, Jade, turned 3 years old. If you happen to know where all that time went, please let me know, because I haven’t a clue. It seems only yesterday that she was a newborn in my arms. But there you have it, our littlest blessing is growing up. So, we planned to have her a little party.
So, other than sleeping, what can you do with your kids when you or they are sick? Quite a bit actually. Our biggest saving grace was, by and far, books!
It has been a pretty hard week for us as a family and for me personally. Our regular readers know that our daughter, Jade, has been fighting a virus for a few weeks now. We had gone to Urgent Care last week. We were told we were doing everything right, but to keep an eye on her ears. They feared that she may develop an ear infection.
This week began our in depth study of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone…per our son, Gabriel’s request. My sister, who came down to visit the previous week, made Hogwarts robes for the children. She even made one for one of their homeschool friends that will be doing the study with us. My brother-in-law made really awesome broomsticks for the children to play with…because every witch or wizard has a trusty broomstick. I showed Gabriel how to make “parchment paper” out of copy paper, black tea. We added a little fire around the edges for good measure. This made “perfect” parchment for writing with ones quill and ink! Gabriel also started a Harry Potter Book.
Parenting is hard…. there, I said it. Homeschooling is hard…. yes, I said it. Unschooling is hard…. oh yes, I said that too. All of these are hard jobs folks. They are marathons not sprints. It takes years for you to see the outcomes of whatever it is you are doing right now in this moment. Years of tiny little moments adding up and filling this little person you are raising. No pressure.
While on our holiday in Tennessee my two sisters and I made a trip to Gatlinburg. We were going to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies with the children. I wasn’t sure if our daughter, Jade, was old enough to really enjoy it. So, when we got there and she excitedly showed us the fossil marks in the walkway, I knew she was going to have fun.