Kids, School

Virtual school update

We are now almost done with Week 2 of our temporary switch to virtual school for the holiday season. One more week until Christmas break. Then they’ll have 1 more week virtual after break before hopefully going back to school on January 11th. It’s going waaaaaay better than previous attempts. I am kind of shocked, actually. The kids are doing…

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Kids

11

Happy, Happy 11th Birthday to my sweet Asher!!! I know it’s so cliche to even say, but I can’t believe he’s 11. My youngest, my baby….and he is ELEVEN. I feel like the years from starting elementary school to now have just flown by. I’m scared to think about the next 11! He’s now closer to 21 than he is…

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Holidays, Kids

The end of the magic

Sniff, sniff. It was a sad day yesterday. 😥 We now officially no longer have any Santa believers in our household. It was time, definitely (Asher is 10, almost 11 and in 5th grade)…. but it still feels like a milestone. Like the boys are “all grown up now”. Here’s how it went down: Asher and I went in the…

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COVID, Kids, Productivity

Silver Lining #1

Do you have a “favorite” side effect of the pandemic? That probably sounds like a weird question, but I mean, is there one outcome from all of the changes that you like the best? (I know we all really despise many things about it. But I think most people agree there are SOME perks to the lifestyle changes, even if…

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Holidays, Kids

Social Connection + Fun

Connection You hear a lot of talk about kids and the pandemic, how bad this all is for their social development and especially their mental health. I was just thinking how very grateful I am that overall, my kids are fine in this regard. (I know this is so not the case for so many, and my heart breaks for…

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