Category Archives: Mothering

J.J.’s Big Idea

J.J. has been busy. She’s crazy about packing boxes and dusting everything in sight, and in her downtime, she’s sitting her mother down to make flash cards so she can learn to read. Last week, we were walking around downtown, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a wayward blogger… and housekeeper.

Oh, my poor neglected blog! I have a litany of excuses as to why I’ve left you so high and dry for so long, but really, it all comes down to the same thing: I’m a terrible blogger. *Sigh* I … Continue reading

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What? No pictures??

I have made some lovely strides during the course of the week, though. The lack of updates can be somewhat blamed on this. I’ve been too busy puttering around sorting through boxes and clutter, keeping up with the dailies, and clearing closets. I now have a hefty load of things to take to the thrift store – I just need to commit to taking it. For the first time since we moved in, our coat closet is – *gasp* – a COAT closet! I cannot tell you how exciting this is for our household. A place to put our winter things. Refreshing! Continue reading

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Snow Day!

The temperatures aren’t terrible. I’m inclined – rationally, anyway – to take the kids out to play, frolic, and gambol in the white stuff. But physically, my inclination is to stay in my pj’s with my too-sweet coffee and tons of blankets and watch movies. Continue reading

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Chores, smores!

Well, today’s not going to be very domestically-oriented. I’m off to run the car to the shop to see how quickly they can fix that o2 sensor (we couldn’t get the leverage to do it ourselves), and then J.J. and … Continue reading

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A Move Towards Efficiency?

Well, goals for the week are on their way to being accomplished! Yesterday, I posted about the conversation B.R. and I had about schedules and such. Among my weekly goals, I included the task of making schedule charts and implementing … Continue reading

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Children need rules! And structure! And charts!

I have just about had my fill of snow days, holidays, three-day weekends, and the like. Judging from their behavior, I’m pretty sure the kids have, too. They’ve gone stir-crazy. Fortunately, today is supposed to be pretty nice out (relatively … Continue reading

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