Miscellany · Motherhood

A Breath Of Fresh Air

School has been officially closed since March 17. Here in Ohio, we’ve been staying at home and social distancing since March 23. Not surprisingly, we’re all a little tired of it. But, of course, we are all doing our best to make the best of it, and we take our social responsibility seriously. The kids… Continue reading A Breath Of Fresh Air

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Coronavirus Break Creativity

Hello all my fellow socially distanced or not-yet socially distanced friends. We are entering week two of this new normal, and the learning experiences keep on coming. One of my wise friends shared with me that’s she’s been viewing this whole thing as a mussar test from the get-go. I love that. This does feel… Continue reading Coronavirus Break Creativity

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Alternatives To Cereal For Dinner

A frequent permissive point I make about living the life of a creative mother is that choosing to serve cereal for dinner is a perfectly valid option. It’s a sort of battle cry for overwhelmed mothers of small children. We are tired, we are beleaguered, we don’t have neither the time nor energy to make… Continue reading Alternatives To Cereal For Dinner

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Can Summer Reading Be Fun?

At the beginning of the summer I was contacted by a lovely woman named Holly from Education.com asking me if I was interested in checking out some fun learning activities to share here on the blog. I love the idea of learning activities, of being That Mom Who Does Projects With Her Kids even though… Continue reading Can Summer Reading Be Fun?

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Inside the Mind of A Creative Person

I was thinking about naming this piece “Inside the Mind of This Particular Creative Person,” but with SEO and all that I figured I’d go with the more generic title. That’s one little peek inside my creative process. Over at Hevria this week, I took a long, long look at all the things that go… Continue reading Inside the Mind of A Creative Person

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Do the Diamante

Even though I’ve lost a number of brain cells through pregnancy and parenthood, I refuse to stop trying to use what’s left of my sleep-deprived mind!  I still enjoy reading books (and not just Dr. Seuss’ masterworks, either), dabbling in foreign languages (besides Toddler), playing music (other than the ABC song), and now, writing poetry!… Continue reading Do the Diamante