Summer Adventures: June

June was a very busy month for us! Looking back, we have decided we will no longer be planning anything during the month of June because it all gets planned for us! In between Memorial Day and Fourth of July we have: six family birthdays (including my two sons and myself), Father's Day, and the…

Mom Identity Crisis

I've seen this phrase floating around the internet recently : "I was a perfect mom until I had kids". Seriously though, it's been hard to come to terms with the disparity between the mom I thought I I wanted or planned on being, and the mom I really am. It's been a tough journey with…

Z=4

So many big events happened in the past few weeks! Z turned 4 at the end of May! This past year has been a tough one for Z with many unforeseen challenges and changes. He has come out of it all stronger, kinder, more patient and thoughtful, and just as curious, creative, and brave as…

Preschool: June

Well we have come to the end of our preschool year. At the beginning of this month, Z's big boy preschool ended for the year. Z enjoyed preschool graduation and party/luau at a local park. There were Island-themed games, pizza, and cake. Z loved finally being able to see his class' volcano (they made) erupt…

Preschool: May

At "big boy" preschool this month, Z enjoyed celebrating mother's and father's day. For the mother's day event we were asked to bring a creative floral arrangement. Well, I gave Z a bright red plastic pot, we filled it with real dirt, pretend worms, and colorful pretend caterpillars and centipedes. I gave Z permission to…

Preschool: April 2021

At his "big kid" preschool the highlight was going on our first field trip! Z and his friends were invited to explore a local Goat farm which produces dehydrated goat milk products (including baby formula). Z loved seeing the different barns, tractors, the grain hopper etc. He enjoyed petting the goats, especially the very friendly…

Preschool: March 2021

March was a busy month for Z and for preschool. Highlights from face-to-face preschool included a green eggs and ham Dr. Seuss day and St. Patrick’s day “green party” where all things to eat were green. Z told me he tried everything (including pickles and grapes etc) but enjoyed the cookie the most (go figure).…