Summer Camp and the living takes an adjustment

first day at summer camp

Yesterday was W's first day of summer camp. I have been looking forward to it for him because, unlike me, W is a kid who LOVES to be outside and active. He is super social and friendly and I imagined he would instantly fit in and have a marvelous time. Sunday night I was a wreck. ...

Introducing Umigo: Summer Math Fun

UMIGO review

This post represents a compensated editorial partnership with Umigo via The Mission List. Narrative and commentary are my own. One of the incredibly awesome things about having W in a charter school for kindergarten was watching him learn at his own pace. While some elements of his education were at grade level, he grabbed on to ...

Geocaching Newbies

geocaching app images

Geocaching was one of the items on my casual list of things to do before I turn 40. Since yesterday was my 1/2 birthday I thought it was time to start making a little dent in the list. I have no plans on achieving all the items on the list, that sounds WAY too overachiever ...

So This Is Summer Seasonal Affect Disorder

Surviving Summer seasonal affect disorder

The most succinct explanation for the bit of radio silence on my blog is malaise. Isn't that such a, "flop down on the sofa" kind of word? It's not been one thing, it hasn't even been a series of things, it's just been the living of life that has exhausted me. At nearly forty years ...

Getting a little bit closer to college

closer to college

On a morning last week I dropped W off at school and headed towards home. As I was driving I kept thinking about college and how I had all of these obstacles in my way. Sitting at a red light it hit me: I'M THE OBSTACLE. As several of you mentioned on my last post, ...

when you don’t have anything nice to say…

It was such a wonderful RUSH to decide to go back to school. I felt victorious and empowered. I felt like I was back in charge of my life. But then reality kicked it up a notch and lowered me down a peg. Or two. I am pretty much crap when I cave into a ...