Well My baby grandson is almost 10 months old can you believe it? I can’t remember I think the last time we checked in with you (he and I ) was when he was about 4 months ago? They grow so fast and he is already walking – he just doesn’t know it yet and… Read More Graham’s Cracker Crumbs – The Mute Button
On this day in the year 2000 I know exactly where I was and what I was doing. Laying on my back with my legs in the air screaming……; oh.. no I, wasn’t screaming oh.. I mean I might have and actually I wasn’t screaming it was more like Yea not what you are thinking… Read More Boys and Their Moms
Today, Miss Magpie is going to tell us about sea turtles and how they lay their eggs. I am especially happy she did this week’s feature as they are out of school for 2 weeks (1 down 1 to go… ) They get entirely too much time off these days … I may have… Read More Magpie’s Treasure; Sea Turtles
The other day when I was perusing the blogs I follow, a little overwhelmed by the catching up I need to do I popped over to Edward Hotspur‘s blog and found a post about making a bucket list. Edward, may I call him Edward? is one of the bloggers that I really am in awe… Read More What is it about Buckets?
Magpie and I have a Mother Daughter Journal that has things in it for mothers and daughters to do together, which I guess is what you would expect from a mother daughter activity journal thingy right? In many ways it is fun but in some a little uncomfortable. I really didn’t want to tell her… Read More Meet Gracie and Bubbsy, They are Quite a Pair
Time once again to see what Miss Magpie has to offer. Following is a little story, by my understanding, took place when they were with their father this summer. There are lots of creeks up that way and Magpie informs me that the proper pronunciation is crick.
A note dear Readers, Miss Magpie was so excited about her debut post last week and mulled and stewed for this week with a few starts and stops with ideas. This weekend was filed with activities for her, between parties church and Girl Scouts but more to the point, in the pool on Saturday Mr.… Read More Magpie’s Treasure; DeLight in This Child
As you may or may not know One of my offspring the 8 yo, is the eqivelent of a Magpie in that she likes sparkly things and will take any treasue she sees that delights her and tuck it away wherever she hides her treasures. When she was little this was on the level, day-to-day,… Read More Magpie’s Treasure
I just checked my account again, for about the 800th time this week, just to see if maybe my child support is there…. I have hope. Much of the time anyways. What? I know ..doing the same thing over and over and over, expecting a different result. Insanity. Not necessarily. I just think its optimism.… Read More Insanity or Optimism? Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment
Ah the promise that title holds. especially if you are a struggling single mom and if you are a newbie to singledom with offspring, you may have clicked on it hoping to have the magic answer to your questions and not have to reinvent the wheel of surviving while the kids are out… Read More A Single Mom’s (ok, Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide
School started yesterday. Yes, it is indeed rather early, especially considering they got out at the same time as the rest of the country (mostly) in early June. I used to think this was idiotic but as I have marked the years we live here, it makes more sense to me. See the thing is… Read More Seasons
When you are divorced with kids, there is typically that little thing included in the divorce decree that outlines a custody and visitation schedule for said kids. You quickly figure out that even though you aren’t married anymore, you still have a connection with this person that you divorced, that you will for many years… Read More There is Peace in the Valley
Once again folks, friends, followers, fortunate people…. Are you wondering how redundant I can be? Just curious, because if you are I can really be if I try. Or if I want to be annoying. It would be I think a little bit of a ..ummm.. trying to get attention, like a kid.… Read More We all need Recess, Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment
It’s Wednesday! Just kidding I know it’s Thursday… I missed the Mental Moment yesterday… How I forgot something that has been a daily staple for a while now, I haven’t a clue. It was just that kind of day yesterday. That kind of week actually. I am sorry. I hope you all found some moment to be… Read More She’s a what? Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment