{SQT} Gratuitous use of air quotes, parenthesis and the words “awesome” and “bacon”.

Wow, it’s Friday again. Not sure whether I should be happy that the weekend is here or totally spazzing out because the week is over and there’s a lot left on my to do list.¬†Around the blogospere in general it seems many moms are easing back into homeschooling through tears, gritted teeth and coffee before Read More

No Addie, There Is Not A Santa Claus.

The other night, somewhere between Tony reading Sunday’s collect aloud and the beginning of our family rosary, Addie came to the sudden realization that Santa Claus does not exist. Perhaps it was our discussion of presents, as we have several family birthdays approaching, or it might have been related to the fact I let slip Read More

10,000 Words. No just kidding. It’s all pictures. Come back!

One week down, 35 more to go. Brain is mushified. Vocabulary, stunted. Pictures for you. Usual day. 1. 2. 2 1/2. 3. 4. 4 1/2. 5. 6. 7. Until next week, head over to Jen’s for more Quick Takes. Read More

Because Homeschooling is NOT a Living Hell

Lest I leave you all thinking my life resembles the 5th ring of Dante’s Inferno, I now present you with a brief synopsis of our second day of homeschooling. Our schoolroom the night before the first day. I don’t think we need to rehash yesterday. Now, day two. By 8 a.m. this morning all the Read More

The First Homeschooling Day Of The Rest Of Our Lives

Today’s post was supposed to be a humorous look at our first day back to school. I had it all planned out in my head. First day of school pics with me in my classy denim jumper, joyful reflections of Fulton listening to stories as he began preschool plus some of the gritty details; sloppy Read More

{SQT} Here’s A Comment, So Comment Back Maybe?

I sat down last night at my computer to type up a {pretty, happy, funny,real} post, when I realized yesterday was Thursday! Gah! Guess that means I’ll have to cram all the blather of a Seven Quick Takes with the photo sensibilities of a {p,h,f,r} post. Two great tastes that taste great together. ¬†*smush* Plus Read More

My Buckets Overfloweth or A Gallagher Harvest

From our deck, we are able to look out across acres of protected farmland. It’s a wonderful view that lures us into thinking we’re back amongst the fields of Lancaster, minus the manure smell. The family that farms the fields rotates crops and every year we anxiously wait to see what will spring up. This Read More

{SQT} Insert Smiley Face Where There Is A Frown

I contemplated skipping SQT this week because what could possibly top seven things about my new clock? But here I am, neglecting the children again and wracking my brain for seven things that can somehow reflect my week without making me seem like a whiney momasaurus. Prepare the fail button. 1.  My house is loud. Read More

Pinning All My Hopes And Dreams On…2012-13 Curriculum

  August messes with my head because, on one hand, I’m all “Yay, we’ve finally wrapped up another school year! No school for a month!” while on the other, I’m completely “Aaaaa! Only a month until we start another year of school! I need to write up lesson plans and completely overthink how and why Read More

Looking Back And Moving Forward; Blogging Lesson Plans?

Six months ago on February 21, I decided more than six hours of sleep a night was overrated, and jumped head first into the competitive sport of mommy blogging. I registered a domain and designed a site despite not being entirely certain what I would write about on a regular basis. Would people really want Read More

The Clock

1. Cue angelic choir, part the heavens, enter in the streams of golden sunlight, BEHOLD THEE TIMEPIECE OF YE GODS; Your eyes do not deceive you. It’s a German beer stein, pipe,¬†accordion, Tudor house wall clock. AND as a bonus it has Roman numerals, which we love cause we’re traditional. This is the only acceptable Read More

Why You Will Not Want To Carpool With My Family

Monday evening Tony and I were sitting outside chatting about our days when I¬†enthusiastically¬†shared with him the description of a handicap van I saw in a hospital parking lot. We’re looking to upgrade to an even larger handicap van/truck/bus/semi-truck in order to transport our whole family once Teddy gets his wheelchair in the next year. Read More

Summer Ramblings Of The Blah, Blah, Blah Variety

Did you ever have that feeling on a Monday night that your week was shaping up to be one of the longest yet one of the fastest weeks in you life? Like you would feel all 168 hours of it in the marrow of your bones, yet you would see and remember none of it Read More

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