I first heard of a “roots trip” from my Auntie Teresa. Every year she would take her son and nieces and nephews on a day trip to visit her family’s childhood home on Tehama St. in San Francisco. It’s the same house, with 3 separate flats – one on each floor, where my grandparents lived… Continue reading California Roots Trip
Happy Summer!! Oh wait – I totally skipped Spring on the blog! I admit it… I just don’t prioritize blogging during the school year. The other priorities just don’t leave enough space. But school’s out for summer vacay and now I’ve got a chance to look back and write about our Spring highlights 🙂 Calvin’s… Continue reading Spring Five
Happy Birthday dear Henryyyyyy… Haaappy Biiiiiirthday toooooo youuuuuuu!!! Donuts, apparently, are our go-to birthday breakfast this year, mainly because donuts are my favorite and I’m the early riser who is more willing to hit the Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme drive through than I am willing to actually cook something. And, ya know, they’re a special treat… Continue reading Henry’s 4th Birthday!
Last week I took out our box of Christmas books from the attic and the boys and I started exploring them. With wide-eyed excitement, Calvin flipped through Dream Snow… Richard Scarry’s The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, The Friendly Beasts, and my personal favorite, Julie Vivas’ The Nativity. Each time we took a different book out… Continue reading Calvin’s 5th First Christmas
This whole working parent business is no joke, you guys. My job is really hard sometimes and really exhausting sometimes, and parenting is also hard and exhausting sometimes, and I have been prioritizing rest and sleep and stress relievers like yoga and reading and church, because I want to be the calmest, healthiest possible version… Continue reading Fall Back
I have spent the last two weeks laminating, cutting, hot gluing, printing, copying, cleaning, and organizing from basically dawn until dusk getting my classroom and myself ready for Open House and the first day of school. Open House was last week and it went well. I’m so thankful for all the families who came to… Continue reading Ready for Our First Days of School
Though the summer heat is still here in force, summer break is over for this teacher mama and the first day of school is fast approaching! All my teacher friends in California are back to school already and the teachers I know in Georgia, including my parents, are already a couple of weeks into the… Continue reading Getting Ready for School
We have been spending time with grandparents and cousins, getting lots of sun, having lots of fun, and very much enjoying our summer. In my own effort to relax as much as possible I have been letting the blog go by the wayside a bit, but here I am, doing a little summer catch-up starting… Continue reading Happy Happy Henry Day!
I’ve been really affected by the violence of this week. In the past, I have said my prayers and moved on. But this week, it’s harder to do that. It doesn’t feel like enough. There’s a quote from beloved Fred Rogers that makes its rounds whenever there is violence in the news. And it’s a good reminder.… Continue reading Trying to be a Helper
Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation for providing links to Amazon products. My little Super Duper Henry is almost 3 years old and seeming more and more like a big kid every minute! I call him a “Super Duper” because he was born with Dup15q Syndrome –… Continue reading How’s Henry? A Little Update on our Super “Duper”