Seven Things You Should Know About SMA

Since starting this blog, I’ve only briefly mentioned the disease that afflicts my two youngest sons. If you’ve spent any time with me here, you’ve read about wheelchair crashing and hospital stays, but only as they relate to our everyday life. I’ve shied away from talking too much about Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, because Read More

{MMD} Perspectives on Life and Love

Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy is hosting a Perspectives on Life and Love blog carnival I couldn’t resist joining. Maybe the recent wedding put me in an extra sappy mood, or our approaching anniversary or it could be my attempt to make amends with the hubby for a recent post that doted on shirtless surf Read More

Ageless On The Dance Floor

I’m coming off a fun, yet tiring weekend. You know you’re getting older when having a good time takes longer and longer to recover from. On Saturday, my husband and I helped celebrate the wedding of two sweet young folks we know through our parish. I consider it a milestone wedding since this was the Read More

{p,h,f,r} All The Awesomeness One Meme Can Handle

Buh-BAM! BAM! *MANLY GRUNT*   Are you feelin’ it?! And that was just for the {pretty} part. That last truck has skulls for headlights; SKULLS! Maybe you noticed the SCHOOL BUS catching air? WOOOOT!! [Fist pump, fist pump, chest bump] Okay, okay. If you’re still with me, and not rolling your eyes, let me assure Read More

Surfing Safari Or Sausage In The Waves

There’s nothing like the feeling of coming back from a week away to an insurmountable ‘to do’ list. But because I consider blogging right up there with writing lesson plans, organizing my new kitchen and painting trim, you get the privilege of reading about my totally gnarly surfing experience. Yeah, we did other vacation-y things, Read More

{SQT} First World Problems

This week I’ve been dealing with the greatest of all first world problems; no internet. Okay, I’m still technically able to get online through my neighbor’s unsecured wireless network but only the desktop can pick up the signal, and not reliably. That’s meant no photo uploads or downloads and no video streaming. And normally we’re Read More

Because I Mocked Mother Nature…

Just a public service announcement. Blogging will be light as a recent storm blew out our wireless network and cable modem. Thankfully, we have a neighbor with an unsecured wireless network, but reception is inconsistent. Hopefully we get the problem corrected soon as I can’t wait to write about and post pictures of our recent Read More

Hit the Beach and Avoid Sandwiches

    As you may have noticed if you’ve spent any time poking around my blog lately, I enjoy hauling my family to the beach. Despite all the sand, sun and sweat, I tend to have as much fun as the kids. My love affair with the beach goes back early in my childhood. I Read More

{p,h,f,r} Entertaining

This week we are entertaining my husband’s brother and family from Wisconsin. The cousins quickly create adventures to fill the days, picking up where they left off a year ago.  Of course a shore trip was inevitable, multiple games of Stratigo plus one long ongoing game of Risk, lots of talking smack amongst the men Read More

The Force Of Homeschooling And My Dark Side

When I started homeschooling I knew “Seton” families and “Calvert” families and unschooling families. I assumed that once you found a curriculum, or method, you liked, your course was set for your duration as a homeschooling family. I watched as my oldest blossomed at an early age under the Catholic Heritage Curricula reading program, and Read More

I Borrowed Your Seven Quick Takes

I’ve been at a loss for what to write for a ‘Seven Quick Takes’ post for a couple of weeks now. No cohesive theme has jumped out at me and lately I feel like I’ve been summing up my weekly goings on with my ‘Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real’ posts on Thursdays. But everyone else around Read More

{p,h,f,r} Good Photos From the Week…or not

I don’t know what it was, but I was whipping my camera out and taking snapshots all week. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when my camera battery died suddenly at the beach yesterday. (Sorry Edie, no pictures of you.) It had me wishing for my old manual SLR that metered and took pictures sans Read More

Give me an H! Homestretch Pep-talk. Rah, Rah, Rah!

Ohmywordit’sMondayandIcan’tbelieveeverythingIhavetodo. That was my train of thought yesterday morning as I tried to gear up for the coming week; our second to last week of school. Next week family is in from out-of-town, then we  have our last week. Followed by a week at the beach. Naturally, everyone is coming down with ADHD. All my Read More

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