We are officially in fully remote mode over here. Last week my daughter's school had one case occur for the first time and they decided to have a two week break since the "secondary" elementary school (grades 2-5) has had 5 cases. Typically they've just been doing a deep clean and tracing and the next … Continue reading Going Fully Remote.
I put "day off" in quotations because let's be real, a mom's brain never just shuts off. On these days, you'll find me spending a good chunk of the time cleaning the kids room, doing laundry and just trying to do things that just take too long with the kiddos around. Each "day off" varies, … Continue reading Day In The Life: Mom “Day Off.”
There are some things people don't tell you when you go through a separation/ divorce. While these may be obvious things, they are things you simply don't think about until you are in the moments. Sleepless Nights/ Broken Sleep. There are nights where I have broken sleep or sleep maybe four hours total. My son … Continue reading The Things No On Tells You.
My daughter started Kindergarten (hybrid model) on September 10th.It's been a few weeks since she's started her A.M session and only two since she started her "remote learning" sessions. The in school portion is two and a half hours. She is going five days a week unless she happens to be off on that particular … Continue reading Kindergarten, COVID Style.
I feel like a broken record, but I fell off my night time routine, yet again. Mainly because the kiddos have been going to bed after 8, but now that it's getting darker earlier, it has made a difference. They are typically now in bed by 7:45pm the latest. In the past few days, I … Continue reading August Favorites.
My first born just turn FIVE this past week. I honestly cannot believe she is five. The cliche is true; they grow up too fast.As of right now, our town [re-voted] will have a hybrid and fully remote learning option. We plan to have our oldest do the hybrid option. This wouldn't be so new … Continue reading Minimalist Homeschool “Room” [Pre-K & K]
While I do miss work dearly, I am trying to embrace a more "simpler" lifestyle.We've been doing more outdoor activities with the kids such as going to different state parks for swimming and hiking.Now that they are a bit older, they can manage walking longer distances.On one hike, my two "oldest" lasted over an hour.It … Continue reading Exploring Nature.
We've been spending a lot of time at that local "field." I honestly don't know we haven't before.It's only a two minute drive away. There's a pond, a soccer area and picnic benches. We've had meals there, played with kites and even just thrown rocks into the pond.They have a small "beach" area, that is … Continue reading Enjoying Simple Things.
If you missed part one of this post, click HERE. It has been one week of me taking the kid's toys away. My oldest is still playing with her dress up box and hasn't asked for anything else. My youngest plays mostly with her "bedtime" stuffed animals and my son is still playing with his … Continue reading I Took My Kids’ Toys Away [And Gave Some Back]: Part II
Last Friday was a rough day. The kids were misbehaving and just bugging each other as per sibling usual. There were toys everywhere. I had asked them to clean up and they did. An hour later the house was a wreck again and they started misbehaving... again. Most parents threaten to take their kids favorite … Continue reading I Took My Kids’ Toys Away [And Gave Some Back].