Spaghetti on the Wall

Chefs are known to test if their spaghetti is ready by throwing it against a wall.  If it sticks, then it is done.  I feel like I am the chef throwing the spaghetti on the wall over and over again.  … Continue reading →

Happy Fall Y’All

Last weekend we went in to turn the kids ski boots in and size up for the upcoming season. We were all super proud of ourselves at being unbelievably early this year. Then a mere four days later this arrived! … Continue reading →

L.L.Bean Sale

Great sale on pretty much everything at L.L. Bean, which is quite rare. Code Fall 25 gets you 25% off your order including sale items. Score this backpack for $15! It includes 25% off on Bogs too! … Continue reading →

I Knew It Wasn’t Going to be Easy, But …

Sometimes it’s so hard that I can’t even catch my breath or believe it’s happening. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a mom whose second son has autism. As we spoke, I asked her when she realized he … Continue reading →

I Knew It Wasn’t Going to be Easy, But …

Sometimes it’s so hard that I can’t even catch my breath or believe it’s happening. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a mom whose second son has autism. As we spoke, I asked her when she realized he … Continue reading →

It Matters Even When You Think It Doesn’t

A few weeks ago, we heard that the Topps program was looking for volunteers. This is a program that sets up soccer for children with special needs. It’s somewhat structured, but also very open so kids can participate to their … Continue reading →

Get the Help, Take the Help

There may have been a time that I thought I deserved praise for getting up with my son every night for over 500 nights straight all on my own. What I really needed was someone to come along and let … Continue reading →

The Thursday Pants

Life is full of monotonous tasks, many simple but somehow compound when exhaustion sets in. How many parents have said at the end of the school year… I am just so glad that I am almost done packing the lunches. … Continue reading →

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What a Crock Meals… A Delightful, Delivered Dinner

When my friend in New Jersey posted about What a Crock Meals in August, I immediately had my interest sparked.  It was back to school time, which as a teacher is an especially difficult time of year for me.  So … Continue reading →

My Disappearing Act

If you read this blog regularly then you know that I write in clusters. It wouldn’t take a genius to track those clusters around a school calendar. I have always felt that back to school time is a huge transition … Continue reading →