Once upon a time, I was a size 2. Running 6-8 miles a day and the stressful upheaval of life as I had known it caused me to lose 30 pounds in a period of 8-10 months. It was my lowest weight ever but also the strongest I’d ever felt. It was also the best I’d ever felt about myself. My calves were muscular. My thighs were smaller in circumference. My butt had lifted a little, … [Read more...] about The Evolution of This Mom’s Wardrobe
“Is today another computer school day?” As soon as I said yes, my son flopped back down against his pillow and pulled the covers up over his head. “I don’t like computer school!” I curled up next to him and peeled the covers back. “I know. Maybe you’ll get to go back soon.” Back in August, he started virtual kindergarten. While we were hoping for a “normal” start to … [Read more...] about The First 20 Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Barely Hanging On
From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!
I’ve never had trouble making friends. In high school, I was that kid who bopped from group to group, never settling with any one posse, happily getting along with people from all different social circles. And then I got older. And then I became a mom. Our friends and colleagues were split… They were either single and childless, or had kids that were older. Having a … [Read more...] about Making Mom Friends During Covid-19
Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation