Tag: Blogging

Common Core VS Texas

I have to say that when we moved back to Texas, I was really excited to be leaving the Common Core behind. I know that some of the concepts have spilled over to states that haven’t adopted it, but my hope was that the worst parts of it would not. I do see some similarities


To the Mom of the “Naughty” Child

To the mom of the “naughty” child, I see you trying to get him to hold still and listen during story time. I see you giving her “the look” when she speaks out of turn during swimming lessons or t-ball practice. I see the hurt in your eyes when someone says “He sure is naughty”.


When Did We Lose Our Right to Parent?

The other day I let the kids play in our fenced in back yard. I sat at the dining room table with the door open so I could see them, but I thought it would be good to let them play by themselves for a bit. Do you know what I was worried about? It


Cost of Living State to State

Each time we move, I am shocked at the difference in cost of living from state to state. It’s understandable, some places are more appealing than others. Some places offer more jobs and opportunities, others have better weather and family friendly atmospheres. Some areas are incredibly crowded with no room for expansion, while others have


The Sadness of Moving On

I remember when we first moved here. I was so sad to leave Texas and even more sad that our lives had brought us to the NYC area. I knew it would be an adventure and that we wouldn’t be here forever, but I didn’t want to move here. And now that we are moving,


Is Technology What’s Stifling our Children’s Creativity?

I read an article the other day that stated children under the age of 12 should have no exposure to handheld devices. No tablets, phones, or even laptops. I do get where the author is coming from, but I think that’s a little bit extreme. The basis for his reasoning is that children should be


My Kids Are SO MUCH BRAVER than I Am

On the road again…. It looks like we will be moving again in a few months! I don’t know all of the details yet, but we will be moving to the Philadelphia area after the first of the year. Exciting? Scary? Annoying? Stressful? Great? All of the above. I’m no stranger to moving, and in


Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I know, I know, not the healthiest of choices for a side dish, but every kid loves mac and cheese! I don’t want to deprive my children of classic childhood treats just because we are a real food family. Over the past year or so, I’ve realized that although it may not always be healthy,


Homemade Salsa from Fresh Tomatoes

I received a bunch of tomatoes in my veggie share from the co-op last week and needed something to do with them. The twins love tomatoes, but no one else in the house generally just eats them so I have to incorporate them into things. I figured I’d give salsa a try, and it turned


Real Life Treasure Hunt!

Awhile back, I read an article on geocaching and found the idea of it fascinating. Now that it’s getting warmer out, we decided to give it a try! You download an app or go to Geocaching. We started out with the free app, which lets you search for geocaches in your immediate area. I was