{SQT} May Goodness

Happy May! Who else is ready for school to be over?!? Who else is counting down the days??? Our godson received his First Holy Communion on Saturday. We snapped some pictures outside afterwards and celebrated with dinner at Applebee’s. It’s nice that even though our children have already all passed this milestone, we can still …

Seven Funny Posts You Forgot About

No new Takes from me this week. Enjoy these archive posts you probably missed. How to Achieve the Perfect SAHM Body Vino Fitness Mom-lympics What it was like rolling over the boys in the middle of the night at our old house. (Tony and I slept on the second floor; Fulton and Teddy were on …

Byron, Fulton, and Teddy’s Film Debut

Look out Hollywood! Byron, Fulton, and Teddy (and their friend Leo) have made a film for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (EDFC). I’m not saying it’s an Oscar contender, but don’t be surprised if it becomes the first in a long line of blockbuster classics. ….but maybe I’m biased. Last year we first learned about …

A Day in the Life: 2021 Edition

As promised, today’s post is a “day in the life”. Last time I did one was in March 2016!! At least, that’s the most recent I can find. It’s entirely possible I wrote another day in the life post more recently and simply lost it in my archives (now (840+ posts deep). Though, this is …

2020-21 Mid-Year Homeschool Review

So I guess last weeks Takes just aren’t happening. Might as well get to this weeks latest, which is a mid-year school progress report! WOOT! (Oh, and of course- AFFILIATE LINKS!) I can’t believe we’ve made it halfway through our year. Knowing we’re on the downward slope will make it easier as we meander through …

{SQT} No More Clean Kitchen, Flax Seed Surprise and Speaking

It’s the time of year when you discover which Christmas toys are actually cheap junk, and the kids start clamoring to spend their Christmas money on more toys even though you haven’t found places to store all the stuff they already have. But ITS FINE. REALLY. LET’S GO TO THE MALL FOR FUN. We’re wrapping up …

2021 Resolutions

First, let’s just acknowledge that no one was able to stick to his or her resolutions in 2020, and consequently agree to not judge one another. Second, I’m going to share my resolutions as I always do, more from a sense of obligation/tradition rather than the belief that doing so will make me more successful. …

Reader Interrogation Time!

Happy St. Valentine’s Day, or happy feast of Sts Cyril and Methodius! I’m going to celebrate by performing in my church’s dinner theater production! While I expect everything to go well, and for the show to be well recieved, I will be glad to be done. I’m ready to have my weeknights back. I love …

2020 Vision

How is it already time for another New Year’s Resolutions post? I blinked and 2019 was OVER. Time to reflect, choose a new beast, and think about what I want to accomplish this year. Previous years posts: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Last year at this time, we had just closed on our …

{SQT} Home Movie Edition

Merry Christmas!!! I can’t believe it’s already been a week since I last promised you some late Quick Takes. But never fear, I’m delivering this week in the form of a video. I wanted to make a better effort to shoot some pictures and videos of our family’s holiday celebrations this year because it’s our …

When Life Gives You Lemons, or a Lack of Parking, Make Lemonade with Lady Liberty

As is tradition in our home, last Friday, I took Fulton to NYC for his 11th birthday present. …at least that was the plan. Honestly, I’ve been worried about this trip ever since Fulton turned 10. I wanted him to experience all the fun, wonder, and excitement his older siblings had on their trips, but …

{SQT} Whaat??

I totally spaced, lost track of the days, and didn’t realize it was time to write a Quick Takes. We spent last Saturday through Tuesday in the hospital thanks to Fulton’s relentless GI bug and I’ve been forgetting what day of the week it is ever since. Thankfully, Fulton is recovered, today is his 11th …

Blogging: the Side Hustle vs Leisure Time

Since arriving home late last Saturday night, all I can do is smile and say “I have no more deadlines!” While deadlines force me to get things done, and I love the feeling that comes with accomplishing big things, it’s nice to know there’s nothing pressing in the near future. My talks went well, I …