Why Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?

   Why can’t you just sleep in your own damn bed?   You know the routine. You read a story or sing a song. You put out a glass of water. You put on the night-light. You hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. You tuck the covers just right. And then it Read More

Why I Hate Your Kid

Okay, maybe “hate your kid“, is a bit extreme, but so is your kid.  Our old house was the neighborhood hangout.  Rainy days, our house.  Wet, snowy days for hot chocolate breaks while waiting for machine dried clothes, our house.   Funny thing is, now we have a much bigger yard and an awesome basement Read More

Home Schooling Year 1 vs Year 2…How’d We Do?

So you’re thinking of quitting home school.  Ask me how I know?  Read on.   This is only our second year homeschooling. It’s only April yet we completed our curriculum about a month ago.   Our two-volume textbook, Trail Guide to Learning – Paths of Exploration, I purchased used on eBay. The textbook provided a Read More

14 Ways Parenting is Like The Walking Dead

  Last night I laid in bed thinking over the season finale of The Walking Dead.  Wondering who was on the other end of Negan’s bat, Lucille.   Who is it?   Damn, October is a long time to wait. I realized it’s like parenting. You think things are going fine until you’re surrounded and Read More