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School: Back in Session Against All Odds (And Reason)

A few weeks ago I started receiving emails about the school district’s plan to reopen all campuses. They would offer online instructional lessons until the end of September, at that time, all students would be required to return to their designated schools. That was… Continue Reading “School: Back in Session Against All Odds (And Reason)”

I’m Back?

It’s been a tough few months, right? I’m not saying today is particularly better but I have a few moments to myself to just unwind, so hello again WordPress – I have missed you. It’s been a shaky year at best, every person in… Continue Reading “I’m Back?”

“I take a picture”

D either loves staying at home all the time, or he’s going stir crazy enough that his brain is forcing him to talk. For the last few weeks I’ve noticed he’s been taking pictures of random things with his iPad. Most of the pictures… Continue Reading ““I take a picture””

ABA Therapy? Is that you?

I may not have been as vocal about the fight to get D ABA therapy lately but it’s still been an uphill battle.  The new insurance has been somewhat cooperative and they’re acting like they’re going to pay for full-time ABA but I’m not… Continue Reading “ABA Therapy? Is that you?”

Balloon

I am somewhat of a germaphobe. One of my least favorite things to do is wash chicken. It is for this reason that there is always a box of latex gloves on my kitchen counter. Recently, my kids have taken ownership of them and… Continue Reading “Balloon”

Fire Drill

Some days working full-time can be more stressful after you get home. Shortly after returning to school post-Christmas break D had a fire drill. I came home after picking up A at daycare and my dad was in a somber mood, unusual for him.… Continue Reading “Fire Drill”

“He’ll Go When He’s Ready”

I can’t begin to tell you how much I disliked that phrase when D was four. It felt like a cop out. There wasn’t enough wording to make me understand my son just wasn’t ready to potty-train. And then he was. Out of the… Continue Reading ““He’ll Go When He’s Ready””

Jersey Mike’s Subs

It was late last Sunday and we couldn’t decide what to eat for dinner. We went to Half-Priced Books to see if any of the cookbooks inspired our appetite – no luck. We ended up at Jersey Mike’s Subs. It was only my dad,… Continue Reading “Jersey Mike’s Subs”

Back-to-Pre-K

Summer 2019 came and went and took the “hiatus” I was on with it. A couple of updates: Baby A is now three (so I can’t call her Baby A anymore), I got a promotion at work, we bought and moved into a new… Continue Reading “Back-to-Pre-K”

Disperse

It’s not a secret that my parents are divorcing and the chain of events following the announcement are starting to snowball.  Last Friday, my dad came to live with us and to be completely honest:  I feel like I won the lottery.  As happy… Continue Reading “Disperse”