Budget & Finance, Education

School Fees (or I Was Not Prepared Even Though I Thought I Was)

You all saw I set aside cash money for school supplies. “I’m a bigwig now!” I thought. “I can buy them shoes whenever they need them!” I walked around the house practically looking like Mick Jagger I was chicken dance-walking so hard around my living room. Then we registered the children for school. $281 in… Read More School Fees (or I Was Not Prepared Even Though I Thought I Was)

Budget & Finance, Education, Family & Friends, Hodgepodge

How and Why One Mom Started Vaping (an e-cigarette love story)

After re-reading this post for typos and grammar, I feel it sounds like an advertisement or “sponsored” post for vaping or a vape company. It is not. This is an unpaidfor piece based on my experience for the purpose of helping someone who might be int he same position I am right now and wondering… Read More How and Why One Mom Started Vaping (an e-cigarette love story)

Education, Family & Friends

How Do I Determine Reading Placement for My Daughter? (also, kid anxiety is sad)

It’s an old far side joke, I know, it’s cheesy and silly and right now feels accurate. This morning, just to keep the kids entertained I gave them color-in worksheets from Super Mom Moments and they really had fun coloring them in. They had to color the verbs, nouns, and adjectives different colors. Is that… Read More How Do I Determine Reading Placement for My Daughter? (also, kid anxiety is sad)