Time Management for Parents

I totally forgot about the Eisenhower box! We learned about them in high school, and I want to say in college, because of his spiel: "I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent." I remember making several of these in the … Continue reading Time Management for Parents

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Ask. Rinse. Repeat.

Ask. Rinse. Repeat. My daughter, you just have to know that before having a child with ADHD I always said I was the type of person who hated to repeat themselves. But now, we have a process. Repetition is a daily nuisance that should be low on our list of concerns in the grand scheme … Continue reading Ask. Rinse. Repeat.

The vacations we won’t take

I have to take a minute to mourn something. One of the first things my daughter's therapist told me when we started seeing her three years ago was that I needed to mourn and let go the idea of the "average" family. The "typical" family. The "normal" family. I mention this whole conversation in You're … Continue reading The vacations we won’t take

More important than a homeschool curriculum

(This post contains affiliate links because we like food) Every couple of months I have an epiphany. That I am not living in the moment. That I am planning too much, organizing too much, not letting enough of our lives happen organically. It's easy to say, "that's it, from now I will let the chips … Continue reading More important than a homeschool curriculum

Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Unschooling seemed too out there for me when I first read about it. To be fair, homeschooling seemed too out there when I first thought about actually doing it. But unschooling was waaaaay out there. I read two or three articles about it and just went on my way. No curriculum? No lesson plans? No … Continue reading Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Sleep deprived

I am so sick of reading articles about babies and children not sleeping; but at the same my kids won't sleep so I end up reading them over and over again. Routine? Yes. Teething and/or illness? No. Is their room in appropriate lighting? Oh you mean the spotlight I have shinning in their faces? Totally. … Continue reading Sleep deprived

Kindergarten is hard

"Kindergarten is the new first grade"- everyone in education ever When I was in kindergarten it was a half day. We had quiet time on our mats. I remember eating graham crackers with peanut butter. Letters were learned, numbers were counted, and we went home with paint on our hands. I don't remember tests. I … Continue reading Kindergarten is hard