Week 3 COVID 19 “Plan”

I use “plan” with quotations because if I’ve learned anything over these last two weeks that anything and everything we plan could (and probably will) change- from what time kids Zoom meetings are, to whether everyone is feeling up to learning more in the morning or afternoon, whether we will get pulled into a lastContinue reading “Week 3 COVID 19 “Plan””

Kitchen Challenge Day 4: Cook one of your grandmother’s recipes

It’s Friday. I’m actually surprised I can remember what day it is in the middle of this COVID19 haze we are all in. However, I remember for one main reason- it’s grocery delivery day at our house. After my last trip to Kroger, surrounded by everyone else that could not seem to keep their distance,Continue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 4: Cook one of your grandmother’s recipes”

Days 8 and 9- I’m the energizer bunny that seems to need re-charging

We’re on tail-end of Week 2 of our COVID19 experience with the four kids here.  I’m still going but I feel like I’m starting to run low on batteries at this point.  I’m actually starting to feel more like the wind-up little chicks that a lot of us had as children.  Every day I windContinue reading “Days 8 and 9- I’m the energizer bunny that seems to need re-charging”

Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made

Kitchen Challenge Day 3 is about to begin: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made Thursdays at our house used to be “donut day.” I was reminded of this by my kids multiple times last week and I told them the Donut Palace was closed due to COVID19, whether that’sContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made”

Kindness Counts- Our Attempt to use the Carrot vs. Stick to get our four kids to be kind

Although the posts I’ve been posting may seem overly positive, there are lots of moments that everyone is NOT kind to each other.  In fact, sometimes it’s downright ugly.  We finally had a family meeting last night and brainstormed how we can all help each other with kindness.  They like the idea of a chartContinue reading “Kindness Counts- Our Attempt to use the Carrot vs. Stick to get our four kids to be kind”

Kitchen Challenge Day 2: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that is oldest, but not expired

Like I said yesterday, I’m trying to “think outside the box” as we cook (almost) every meal at our house for the next couple of weeks. Check out Day 1’s post and what I made. Today’s kitchen challenge: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that’s oldest but not expired Let meContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 2: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that is oldest, but not expired”

Days 6 & 7: COVID-19 Whatever You Call This Time at Home with Kids

I’ve been calling what we were/are doing with our kids homeschool. I get it that it’s not homeschool because what homeschool parents do is way cooler than anything I’m coming up with and includes field trips (although digital field trips now abound). So, whatever it is we’re doing, we’re all doing the best we canContinue reading “Days 6 & 7: COVID-19 Whatever You Call This Time at Home with Kids”

COVID-19 Homeschool Curriculum/Checklist for Pre-K, 3rd, and 5th Grade- Week 2

My goodness, how fast things are changing in our world.  Minute by minute you hear more updates.  However, what hasn’t really changed that much is what we’re doing here at our house.  We’ve still been reading, playing games, jumping on the trampoline, and cooking some amazing meals. I honestly meant to get this done earlierContinue reading “COVID-19 Homeschool Curriculum/Checklist for Pre-K, 3rd, and 5th Grade- Week 2”

Texas Travel: Day 2- McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and the Holland Hotel

Day 2 of our West Texas Roadtrip began a little later than the Day 1– both because we were worn out after the long drive and then very full day of hiking and also because we needed to wait until the auto-parts store opened to get a reader on Garen’s truck since the check engineContinue reading “Texas Travel: Day 2- McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and the Holland Hotel”

COVID-19 Homeschool Schedule Revised for Week 2- Split for Littles and Bigs

Raise your hand if this new need for homeschooling has been as much of a lesson for you as it has been your kids!  I can’t see you but, if your hand isn’t raised and you’ve been homeschooling this week, you’re probably lying (unless you were already doing it and then you may be laughingContinue reading “COVID-19 Homeschool Schedule Revised for Week 2- Split for Littles and Bigs”