Tired

I am tiredThoughts that never slowFear that never leavesFlashbacks that never dimPain that never subsidesDreams that never endCloudy realityVivid pastAlive in the nightJust let me sleep

Parent Pleasures-Cartoons

I’ve always loved animated movies and shows. Disney has my attention as much now as when I was a kid. I’ll never forget dragging my husband to an animated movie (not Disney, pretty sure it was Despicable Me) when I was already a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. I loved it. He loved. Booyah!Continue reading “Parent Pleasures-Cartoons”

Day One in the Ivy League

Today was my official first day as a Cornell student! Going to an Ivy League university for graduate school as a 33 year old is considerably different than my venture to the tiny Christian Brothers University for undergrad as a measly 16 year old. Dog actually ate my shoes for the day so had toContinue reading “Day One in the Ivy League”

Using Our Land Part II

I have been ready to end my writing hiatus for a while, but the seriousness of the post ideas in my head were a bit overwhelming. I think I’m ready to tackle them over the next few weeks, so I am back and happy to be blogging again! I’ll keep this post light. One ofContinue reading “Using Our Land Part II”

Using Our Land Part I

When we bought our home and 33+ acres last fall I had a bazillion ideas and anticipated having them all done super quick. I’ve realized how unrealistic that is. Moving to upstate NY in November meant nearly everything outside couldn’t be touched until April/May (essentially right now). Honestly, many of the projects won’t be actualizedContinue reading “Using Our Land Part I”

Why Not Say “Yes?”

So often I tell my kids no and later realize there was really no reason for that response. Sometimes you just need to say “yes,” if only to get yourself out of the “no” mindset. Can I tattoo my stomach? Can we paint your toe nails? Can we watch TV? Can I wear my pantsContinue reading “Why Not Say “Yes?””

Homeschool Trip #2: Philly

We are 2/2 on homeschool trips accompanied by winter storms. That has not helped my attempts at turning the kids into travel seekers. The trip to Philly was fun (minus the kids fussing about the cold). We were able to get in family time, museums, historical sites, and food. The Franklin Institute on our firstContinue reading “Homeschool Trip #2: Philly”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #8: Have Children, will be Annoyed

I love being a mom. AND… Slaptating and being a tool seem to be natural occurrences during parenthood—for me and for my children. Also for the puppy. Everyone spends time wanting to slap people and being a tool, it just happens. Sometimes it happens simultaneously. That’s fun. My capacity for annoying behaviors has been outContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #8: Have Children, will be Annoyed”