Category Archives: Connections

Stop the Hamster Wheel, Take the Time

A friend of mine posted a video on Facebook that really resonated with me. You can view it here. I have been actively trying, for the past six years or more, to be more present with my child. My mind … Continue reading

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The Last Day of Fifth Grade

Today is Em’s last day of fifth grade. And I have mixed emotions about it, I really do. Last August, in the throes of self-doubt, fears that I wasn’t doing right by her, feelings of overwhelm, and more – I … Continue reading

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One Week As a Foster Parent

I was sitting on the porch with a new neighbor,¬†learning more about her, when the phone rang. Heck, I didn’t even hear it. My daughter came to the front door, phone in hand. “I have a 2-year-old little girl who … Continue reading

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Schedule and Routine Makes a Difference

  When I was homeschooling, one of my biggest challenges was dealing with an ever-changing routine. This mainly had to do with my work schedule cleaning houses, which fluctuated around my clients’ needs and schedules. No one day was the … Continue reading

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Great Minds Think Alike

Eleven Years Ago Today Eleven years ago today I had just spent one uncomfortable night in a hospital bed, hooked up to far too many monitors. I was sure that “today was the day” that I would get to meet … Continue reading

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Good News, Great News

With over two weeks of public school under our belts – I wanted to update everyone on how things have been, and how both Em, Dave and I are adjusting to our new norm. A Seventh Grade Reading Level?! Recently … Continue reading

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Engaged Parents, Engaged Teachers

Word of the Day Today’s word of the day comes to us thanks to Merriam-Webster’s automatic email… perfunctory – routine or mechanical in nature It is from the Latin word perfunctorius and the Latin root perfungi¬†(to accomplish) Em liked the … Continue reading

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