Refreshingly Honest

I am on the cusp of my 39th birthday.

No, for real. I’m turning 39. That’s not some cutesy way of trying to pretend I’m not yet 40 when I really am. I’ll be 39 in just a few short days.

And can I be honest with you all? I’ve really loved [...]

Myths About Raising a Gifted Child

 

 

 

It’s only taken about seven years, but I’m finally starting to feel more comfortable writing about some of the ups and downs of raising a gifted child. I’ve become more confident in what I’m doing and I feel like I’ve learned a ton along the way. I still fret that I’ll come [...]

Times I’ve Eaten My Words

 

 

Today, I thought it’d be kind of fun to look back at some statements that I know for certain I’ve made either here on the blog or on social media that turned out to be totally untrue. Now, I wouldn’t say I was LYING, per se, since I believed what I was writing [...]

How Moms Feel at Back-to-School

Back-to-school is right around the corner!!!

Notebooks– 4 for $1! Glue Sticks… only 10 cents! Free backpack with $20 back-to-school purchase!

Not Giving, Just Stretching

 

 

Come July, I will have been blogging for seven years.

 

 

While there are certainly many bloggers who’ve been in the game for longer than I, that still makes me something of a dinosaur in the blogosphere. I can never remember the numbers, but I know that the percentage of blogs [...]

Not a Tomboy

 

 

The woman smiled at C. My little girl was crafting loops of color and shape on paper, happily creating. She was in her element.

 

Turning her attention to G, the woman asked, “And how about you? Are you into art like your sister? Do you like to draw and paint?”

 

“Sometimes!” [...]

Menu Plan: Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy

 

 

May is here!! Hooray!!

Spring has arrived in full force around here. While two weeks ago I was driving in SNOW to take C. to horseback riding lessons, as I type this, the temp is pushing 80. Honestly, that’s a touch TOO warm for this time of year around here, but [...]

Reading to Myself

 

 

He said it so off-hand. That’s what made it so profound for me, actually. Those simple little words: “I was reading to myself.”

 

 

Let me remind you for just a second that, as a preschooler, A. was labeled “profoundly delayed.” The fact that he didn’t speak– and I mean didn’t [...]

Inconvenient

 

 

They’re inconvenient, these New England winters. The snow… it just FALLS. Sometimes in heaps and piles. Added to that, days and days can go by with cloudy skies and low temps and the piles of white stuff go nowhere. Well, nowhere but UP when, inevitably, another winter storm rolls in.

 

 

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The Best of 2014

 

 

It was another great year around here!

 

Even though blogging has changed immensely in the six+ years since I started, I still very much love this community. The increased focus on images over writing is hard on me, since I’m more gifted with words than photos, but I keep soldiering on and, [...]

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