My accounting for today …

Pro: I made it through the day without a nap. Maybe the new vitamins are helping. The sugar snack in the middle of the day helped as well. Whatever the reason, I’m happy I wasn’t a zombie through the afternoon so that’s a huge win. Con: sugary afternoon snack put me over my caloric budget […]

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A Delightful Dozen

Boy Blue is 12 years old today. I don’t know how all that time has passed because I am surely not twelve years older but here we are. This birthday also marks the last of our first birthdays in a new place. The boys and I arrived in Michigan two days before my birthday, and […]

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine

I took Fat Tuesday at its word and ate like I was giving up food for lent. In reality, while I’m not catholic, I have decided to give up sugar for lent. I successfully curbed my sugar consumption several years ago, but things lapsed a little during my last pregnancy. There were basically no rules […]

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Text from my student this morning:

I meant to tell you this during our lesson, but completely forgot! In Hindu culture, today is called Guru Poornima; poornima means full moon day, and guru is teacher, so it’s basically a day to celebrate and honor all your teachers. So, thank you for being such an amazing teacher! I’ve loved learning from you […]

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Houston, We Have A Loophole

Last night I made the rookie mistake of believing that our whole family should go to the school to support Red at his NJHS induction ceremony. Sitting quietly and still was not on the agenda for the little one, as you can imagine. These things are not designed with toddlers in mind. As I looked […]

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For the Glory of the Weekday

If I’m being honest I generally prefer week days to week ends. I don’t enjoy making school lunches at the end of each long day, and the afternoons are hectic between homework and piano lessons and scouting and cooking wholesome meals that most family members (but never all) will eat. But weekends are unstructured, exhausting, […]

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