You’re A Good Mom

Motherhood is weird. It doesn’t look like what I thought it would most of the time. I didn’t expect perfection of my children. I’m too much of a free range parent for that. I knew they’d be a little weird and sometimes look a mess. I knew my house would be a wreck because I’mContinue reading “You’re A Good Mom”

Self Quarantine Day 40: Best Birthday Ever!

I never in a million years thought that I’d be celebrating my birthday during a pandemic. If you’d told me before Friday that this was going to be my best birthday ever I would have laughed at you and called you an idiot. Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. My birthday celebrations started off FridayContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 40: Best Birthday Ever!”

Self Quarantine Day 31: Reset

Tonight I am doing nothing. Well, not quite nothing. I’m obviously allowing myself to blog but I’ve set a timer. Fifteen minutes is all I get. Then it’s reset time. I’ve been working non-stop for days. I wake up and clock in. I work for 8 hours, sometimes more. All while juggling the needs ofContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 31: Reset”

Self Quarantine Day 29: Chain Reaction

I’m an advocate for learning through play but sometimes it’s hard for me to slow down and get involved in the kids’ play. I get caught up in everything else that needs to be done and I can be a bit of a stick in the mud. Today I decided to have some fun withContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 29: Chain Reaction”

Self Quarantine Day 27: Easter Done Differently

Here goes Rona, making life strange again. This Easter is the most odd one that I’ve ever had. I’d even go so far as to say the weirdest Easter most of us have had. This morning I watched Mass via Facebook. The Hubs was happy because he didn’t have to get dressed up and go.Continue reading “Self Quarantine Day 27: Easter Done Differently”

Self Quarantine Log Day 26: Washing Away Stress

Being a working Mom takes up almost every waking moment. If I’m not at work I’m thinking about work. If I’m not at work or thinking about work I’m taking care of my kids or thinking about them. Sometimes I’m doing it all at once. Working from home since the quarantine started has largely eliminatedContinue reading “Self Quarantine Log Day 26: Washing Away Stress”

Self Quarantine Day 7: Takin Care of Business

I managed to get an uninterrupted day of work in today and it was glorious. My mother-in-law watched the Twins so I could get some work done. I even got to go up to work and rescue my desk plants before they died of neglect. The girls got to play all day. The Hubs workedContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 7: Takin Care of Business”

Self Quarantine Days 5 & 6: Silver Linings & Quarantine Dates

Since I didn’t have work this weekend I tried to pretend that everything was normal. I failed a bit. It’s hard to pretend that everything is normal when you can’t go anywhere other than your in-laws shop, an empty shelved Walmart, and your back yard. Thanks to some help from my in-laws though, I wasContinue reading “Self Quarantine Days 5 & 6: Silver Linings & Quarantine Dates”

Running Away to Recharge

Last week my husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to RUN AWAY. My amazing brother decided for Christmas to give us the gift of escape and fly us out to spend a few days in sunny San Diego. Our entire family (literally all 6 of our parents and 4 grandparents plus my brother)Continue reading “Running Away to Recharge”