Isaiah doesn't get to watch real TV. It's not because I don't want him to have screen time necessarily. Let's face it, when you're a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom who blogs and designs, a little screen time is like a vacation in the tropics with a fou-fou drink. He doesn't watch TV because I don't trust what's … Continue reading Is Your Kid a LEGO Feeler?
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We Whisper Dyslexia
Sitting across the desk from my son's neuro-psychologist, I finally understood. This is what people are talking about when they hear news, but can't process it. I knew he was talking, but the words didn't make any sense. "This took him so long." "And this one, it took him much longer than it should have." … Continue reading We Whisper Dyslexia
I Got a Parenting Do-Over and it Couldn’t Have Come Too Soon
Cabin fever was definitely taking its toll on us. Every conversation was somehow escalating into an argument. Every interaction with Isaiah seemed more like a list of what he was doing wrong, not what he was doing right. School work was a struggle, bedtime was a struggle, forget picking up his toys. I watched it … Continue reading I Got a Parenting Do-Over and it Couldn’t Have Come Too Soon
The Answer is, You Don’t Get An Answer
Last night I came into my bedroom and was immediately informed that "it" was none of my beeswax. I did not know what "it" was, but was pretty sure that "it" wasn't good. However I am a huge fan of natural consequences and so I walked away. 15 minutes later the boy was screaming … Continue reading The Answer is, You Don’t Get An Answer
The #1 Reason You Should Not Listen to Your Mom
Isaiah is pretty sure I ruin everything. He might be right. So he's going to explain why you shouldn't listen to your mom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48VHtWWvFh8
We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams
Hold on Tight I Don't Exactly Know What's Going to Happen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g As a child, I remember being quite frightened by Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory. My strongest memory is of the Oompa Loompas, they were just plain scary. I have been waiting for years to let Isaiah watch Willy Wonka and … Continue reading We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams
Mommy Fail Number 235 – Model Car Kit
I only go to Michael's in an emergency; I can't be trusted. This time, I put my blinders on to pick out a birthday present for one of Isaiah's friends. I passed the scrapbook stickers, looked straight ahead as I walked by the colored pencils and didn't even peak at the already-here-way-to-early Halloween decorations. I was surgical, I … Continue reading Mommy Fail Number 235 – Model Car Kit
I’m not saying YOUR child doesn’t have anxiety. I’m saying just because mine likes to control everything doesn’t mean HE does.
I think I may have over-advocated for my son a few weeks back. You didn't think there was such a thing did you? It's kind of like Munchausen by Proxy, only not. I wasn't making him sick or faking symptoms or anything. No, instead I was willing to accept a list of possible disorders based … Continue reading I’m not saying YOUR child doesn’t have anxiety. I’m saying just because mine likes to control everything doesn’t mean HE does.
Don’t Mind My Son He’s Just Got OCD
Little girl in Isaiah's archery class, I know you're too young to understand. I wish I could explain to you that it's his OCD that makes him move your arrows from the first orange cone to the second. You see the very first time he came to this class that's how the arrows were set … Continue reading Don’t Mind My Son He’s Just Got OCD