Distance Learning, Toddler Terror, And The Comfort Of Saying ‘F’ It

It started today. Distance Learning. Courtesy of Rona. My third grader crushed it.  The kid barely needed me.  I found myself tiptoeing to his bedroom, where he sat at his desk completely enthralled in his new learning platform.  I kept assuming that any minute he would call out for help, but instead, a floor board…… Continue reading Distance Learning, Toddler Terror, And The Comfort Of Saying ‘F’ It

The Sunny Side Of Homeschooling During A Pandemic

I have been agonizing for weeks over whether to send my kids back to school in the Fall. Our district was offering a virtual option, as well as a traditional where time spent in-person would depend on the county’s assessment of Covid community spread. This week, the decision was made for us when our district…… Continue reading The Sunny Side Of Homeschooling During A Pandemic

CoronaLand: Population, Everyone

I am a stay-at-home mom of three. My husband works full time. We reside in a Cleveland suburb, where we own a modest acre. We have flowers, a deck, a pool… And, oh, we live in freaking CoronaLand. CoronaLand is like the United States, only there are many, many rules to abide by if we…… Continue reading CoronaLand: Population, Everyone

People I Want To Dropkick, Part IV: Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For Me

The same former acquaintance who described me as “always having a chip on my shoulder,” also declared that “nothing was ever good enough for me.” Well, former acquaintance, again, you have hit the nail on the head. Nothing is ever good enough for me. Let me tell you why: If nothing is ever good enough,…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part IV: Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For Me

People I Want To Dropkick, Part III: I’ve Got A Chip On My Shoulder

At this point in my adult life, I have gathered that I am not everyone’s cup of tea. Using sarcasm is like a sport to me and I probably swear a little more than could be considered lady-like. Today I was described by a former acquaintance as “always having a chip on my shoulder.” It’s…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part III: I’ve Got A Chip On My Shoulder