My Lucy… My Birthday Girl

Happy, HAPPY 11th birthday, my Lucy. Happy birthday! How many times can I tell you I love you? How many times can I tell you I am proud of you? But then, can we ever really tell each other that kind-of stuff enough? So this is my chance to get it down, and get it […]

Thank Goodness for Waiting Rooms

My youngest, Lucy, has been in my homeschool system for, oh… 2 months. Give or take a week. We’ve done lots of worksheets. We’ve done lots of reading. We’ve done lots of writing. She’s done lots of pogo-stick-jumping. I’ve done a bit more teeth grinding and rocking in dark corners. She has done all kinds […]

She loves me… even more than GUS.

It’s true. I’ve been gone quite a bit over the last month, so a whole lot of missing is going on. One morning recently, I grabbed Lucy and gave her a BIG, long hug. Mid-embrace Lucy told me, “I Love you, mommy… more than the DOGS.” I pulled back, looked in her eyes and told […]

She’s 8.

8 years ago today, 10 pounds and 5 ounces of joy was birthed into my world. My youngest. My youngest is 8, and when *they* say *it* goes by fast… *they* are not lying. Oh my heck. Lucy means light. I deeply believe that Lucy lives up to her name. She has boundless energy with […]

Take It On Tuesday – Homeschooling and an interview with le student!

Though I made the formal announcement yesterday, I felt it appropriate to also make a video about this new adventure… taking on homeschooling. But I don’t give tips. Or advice. Nope. I do ask for prayer though… And we are off. We are still in a bit of a holding pattern as I wait for […]

If I put it on the internet it means I’m committed: I’m homeschooling, yo.

It’s official. I’m homeschooling Lucy. I haven’t mentioned it here because for the last month (+) I was caught in the vortex of a terrible administrative process with my inital homeschool curriculum choice. Though I have mentioned the intent in my personal Facebook space and to IRL friends here and there. It’s not been a […]

Up A Tree…

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Her Mother Was A Unicorn

Her mother was a unicorn. (Pardon the slight blur. Unicorns are seldom caught on camera without some proof of motion. They never stop. And really, we are fortunate to be able to capture their likeness at all… do to their magic and splendor and whathaveyou…) I have proof . That Lucy’s mother was a unicorn… […]

Of COURSE I have eyes on the back of my head… I’m a MOM!

Mom = eyes on the back of the head, right? Lucy: Mom, can you see behind you? Lucy asked me that the other day. Being as sharp and “on it” as I often am I turned my head. I looked behind me and said, “YES.” Like, DUUUUH. Lucy digged: No. NO. Like if you are […]

School would be better if…

It had more meth. She meant MATH. This was Lucy’s homework from a few nights ago. This is funny for TWO (2) reasons: Lucy has never HAD meth. Lucy is not the best at math. But don’t tell her that. She thinks she is and SHE WINS FOR LOVING MATH. I wonder where she inherited […]