Category: Seven Quick Takes

{SQT} Games For Cabin Fever, Homeschooling Advice, And SURVEY SAYS!

Temperatures dipped into the single digits this week which meant 1. we’ve all been stuck inside. 2. I am planning a beach trip tomorrow because temps are predicted to be in the high 40s and that sounds like summer weather. (Yesterday was warm and today feels like spring, complete with an all day drizzle that Read More

{SQT} Merry Christmas, I’m A Unicorn.

Greetings readers and random internet bots! I’m back from my Advent break, but admittedly, still in the midst of holiday celebrations and travels, so it will be the quickest of takes as I dip my toes back into blogging waters. 1. My Advent was great, in the sense that I used my time to prepare Read More

{SQT} School, Spinraza and Some Gift Ideas

Feels like it’s been awhile; how about some old school takes? 1. On Sunday, November 19th we celebrated my mom’s 65th birthday and her retirement from a company she’s worked at for 41 years. She’d planned a big party, with tons of food, and friends and family I hadn’t seen in years. Best comment was Read More

{SQT} The Usual Late October Costume Panic and Related Pandemonium

It’s my favorite time of year! Crazy October ‘when everything happens at once’ time! Yay!!!!!!! Let’s jump right into the fun shall we?? 1. The boys were scheduled to get their fourth Spinraza doses on Monday (background on Spinraza here) and unfortunately, Teddy came down with a stomach bug on Sunday into early Monday morning Read More

{SQT} Piano Bars and Additional Ramps

Happy Fri-yay! I’m pushing through the fatigue to drop you seven hot takes today! Shall we begin? 1. I turned 39 last week and on Saturday my parents gave me a record player for my birthday. If I wasn’t 39 I’m pretty sure this would up my hipster street cred…and if I hadn’t run out Read More

{SQT} School, Schedules, and North Korea

The little boys have wrapped up a week of school, and our homeschool has finished up our third with only minimal yelling and tears! Even from me! 1. We are still adjusting. Fulton’s bus arrives about 6:45 a.m. which means I’m awake at 5:30 a.m. preparing his lunch, drinking coffee, waking him by 5:50 a.m. Read More

{SQT} Slacking

Even in Jersey, we are officially back to school. My older three started last week while Fulton started this week on Wednesday. Teddy starts back tomorrow (after missing the first day due to Spinraza doses today.) I snapped a few shots of the teens and tween (while yelling constantly that this was to be A NICE Read More

How To Be Thankful When God Gives You What You Want

Last week as I sat in the hospital with Fulton during his four-hour observation window, I tried, between the nurse interruptions and (mis)alarming equipment, to hash out a Quick Takes post. By the time we left that night and got home I was too spent to reread and edit it into something coherent, thus the Read More

A Week Off!

  Hi everyone! No takes this week from me. Sorry! Feel free to link up below so everyone stopping by can find something to read. Hoping to update the blog early next week. You can stop by my Facebook page for updates on how yesterday’s Spinraza injections went. An InLinkz Link-up SaveSave Read More

{SQT} I Don’t Know If I Can Handle Any More Good News

1. The big news in these parts is that the boys are finally getting Spinraza! via GIPHY The hospital scheduler was not prepared for my display of emotion. ***RING*** me: (sees CHOP on the caller ID, gets hopes so damn high) Hello?!?!? scheduler: Yes, can I speak to the parent or guardian of Fulton Mantoan? Read More

Keeping a Clean House While Homeschooling: The 13th Herculean Task

I’m using my takes this week to tackle a tough reader question: Maintaining a house while homeschooling and dealing with special needs child: can it be done? Personally I think keeping an immaculate house while people are living there 24 hours a day is impossible. – Torey C Yes Tory, you’re right. It is impossible, Read More

Preparing For A New School Year

1. The pictures of kids heading back to school are already hitting my Instagram feed. (You Southerners start back early!) Fulton and Teddy just wrapped up their summer programs and won’t head back until after Labor Day. (Jersey schools understand people need plenty of time for last-minute beach trips.) Addie’s online classes start the last Read More

{SQT} Fall Fashion Forecast For Homeschoolers

It’s homeschool fashion week in New York! All the latest and greatest homeschool designers are debuting their looks for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. As someone who always aspires to be on the cutting edge of homeschool fashion, I follow BTHS fashion week closely. Thankfully, it looks like I’ll be able to reuse a few Read More

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