Overwhelmed moms confess

If one of the names you answer to is “mom,” chances are good that you live a decent portion of your life feeling overwhelmed. As if the responsibility of caring for another person’s (or people’s) every need isn’t enough, you most likely also have a house to maintain, bills to pay, perhaps a job to…

Back from the zoo

Call me crazy, but yesterday I took the two kiddos to the zoo – by myself. It was free admission and seemed like the perfect excuse to get my homebody butt out of the house and give the kids something fun to see. After hearing Ava’s reaction when I asked if she’d be interested in…

Off to the zoo

I’m hoping to ditch all responsibilities, get out in the crisp fall air, and take the kids to a free day at the zoo today. I just asked Ava if she wanted to go. Ava: “Today?” Me: “Yes.” Ava: “I’d LOVE to!” She’s still carrying on and saying, “I would really, really, REALLY LOVE to!…

Free fall fun

The kids had a great time playing in the freshly fallen leaves in the backyard this week. And there was more fun on the tire swing (which is always a good time). Ya can’t beat free fun right in your own backyard. :) I can’t pick a favorite this week. I like them all. :)…

Is home schooling right for us?

When I started down my crunchy parenting path over four years ago, I think several people assumed that when the time came, I would home school my kids. I figured then that I would consider it, but it seemed like ages away and I never really gave it much thought. Well, that time is now…

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