Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Last Days of Summer

Even though school has already started here, it still felt like summer through the weekend. August always flies by for us, since Joe always has a huge work project in the first week, and then we have back-to-school preparations along with a bunch of family birthdays. Now that it’s after Labor Day, we’re back into the swing of routines of school, work, meetings, and soccer practice. I’m not going to lie, having a bit more structure to our days again feels pretty good.  Continue reading

Grown-Up Back to School List

I always loved back to school shopping. Everything was fresh and clean and new, from the backpacks to the still-pointy crayons to the pristine white of my shoes. The fun of having new school supplies helped to make up for actually going back to school and all the quizzes and homework that came with it. I still get excited when I see all the back to school sales that start popping up in August, and kind of wish I had a reason to take advantage of more of them. I did get to enjoy taking my little kindergartener shopping for everything on her school’s list, but of course, none of that was for me! I don’t miss being in class myself, but if I did have to go back, I’m sure a few of these items would make the transition a little easier.

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Better Reads

I’ve been spending most of my energy this week single-parenting while Joe has had a work project that demands days+nights. Thankfully, the end is in sight, I’m finally drinking coffee (at 2:34 pm), and the two younger girls are sleeping. Anyway, since I haven’t actually gotten a post finished, I thought I’d share my favorite things from around the internet this week. Happy weekending! Continue reading

Simple Summer Activities

I’ve found that it usually doesn’t go well if we don’t have some structure in our days, so I like to have a list of easy ideas to refer to when I need inspiration for some fun when there’s not much else going on. I thought I’d share this list in case there’s others in the same boat, needing some simple, inexpensive summer activities that don’t require much planning to break up the monotony that can set in. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Continue reading