How to Help Political Candidates

Campaign Materials

Today is the spring primary election in Wisconsin, and I am very happy to cast my vote for a candidate that I believe in very much. I wasn’t involved in politics too much before Bernie Sanders campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. But since then, I have tried to help political candidates as […]

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Juvenile Pile: Extra Reading Homework

Christopher reading at the table

I’ve mentioned before that Christopher doesn’t really enjoy reading. Well, apparently, he has been very off-task at school during independent reading time, so we had to do quite a bit of extra reading homework at home during January to get him caught up on his classroom reading, so he was ready for the group discussions […]

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Month in Photos: January 2018

Hockey Cheering

I was lazy in 2017, and I didn’t write any monthly recap posts. They take a lot of work, and I just didn’t want to do them anymore. This year I am going to try something new. I am going to share photos taken throughout the month and then just include small captions or descriptions. […]

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Things saving my life right now

Mittens and Hat

Today I am linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share the things that are saving my life right now. It’s been pretty cold in Wisconsin, but I’m making it through and staying on track thanks to these things. 6 things that are making my life better 1. Fuzzy mittens (and a hat) Jim bought […]

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Our New Normal

Christopher iPad

Jim started a new job at the beginning of December. He’d been working from home for almost three years, starting right before Christopher went to kindergarten, and it was so wonderful. He was able to get Christopher on and off the bus while I kept working a normal schedule (8 AM – 4:30 PM roughly). […]

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Birthday Survey

Kate and Christopher Playing Pinball

Today is my 38th birthday! I bought my own presents this year – books (using my Christmas gift cards) and some clothes (some with money from my mom). I usually do this short survey of favorites with Christopher on his birthdays, and I thought it would be fun to do it for myself this year. […]

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Juvenile Pile: Monsters, Magic, and Shoes

Christopher on Swing

I continue to reserve books from the library after reading about them on other children’s book blogs. While Christopher does his assigned reading in the afternoons, we still read at night. And while I primarily read to him, he sometimes decides to read an extra picture book to me. Here are some of the books […]

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A Year of Small Improvements

Front of House, Blue Siding

The other day while driving home from work, I had an inspired idea. We’re kind of low on funds right now because we bought a car in June, and while we’ve paid it off, we haven’t paid ourselves back for it. We keep an emergency fund in an online savings account, and I borrowed $5,000 […]

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New Year, New You (TBB Asks – January 2018)

TBB Asks - January 2018

I saw this questionnaire on Rebel Mommy Book Blog, and I couldn’t resist doing it. It’s originally from The Blended Blog. Resolutions or no resolutions? No resolutions this year. Some years I do them, but I didn’t really come up with anything profound this year. I do have a project in the works though, which […]

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