These past three weeks have been incredibly stressful. I have been worrying about my family living in Indiana. Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing there. It is so bad that almost the entire state has been designated a Red Zone. When I talk to my parents on the phone they do not show the slightest bit ofContinue reading “Is There A Pandemic Going On?”
I will keep this simple and short! Please Vote! Please use your voice to speak for those who are not being heard. For people of color, Please Vote! For 545 immigrant kids, Please Vote! For the nurses and doctors caring for those with the corona virus, Please Vote! For a return of civility to ourContinue reading “Please Vote!”
I would like to introduce you to my favorite lady in the entire world. Her name is Nancy Getts and I am the luckiest person around because she is my Mother. Everything I know about being a mother (and a Grandmother!) I learned from my Mom. She has dedicated her entire life to mothering andContinue reading “Have You Met My Mother?”
A bit of nostalgia washed over me today as I signed Kris up for the High School Placement Test for the Archdiocese of Washington Schools. She had gotten her application started late last week, but there was something about signing her up for this test that caused me to think about each of my otherContinue reading “I Began With The End In Mind”
We have had some amazing weather in the Mid-Atlantic during October. This week short sleeves and shorts have been the uniform of the day. Friday was so lovely that we had supper out on the new deck. We just could not bear to go inside. We even got to catch up with some of ourContinue reading “A Rainy Sunday…Reinventing the Holidays Preview”
I can take a fair amount of grief. Since becoming a mother I have experienced every sort of conflict imaginable. When a person’s anger is directed at me (for whatever reason), it is not pleasant, but I can bear it. It is another thing altogether when one of my children (or any person who isContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Waving the White Flag”
I would like to digress from my reflections on homeschooling and finding my path forward by doing some public soul searching about my Catholic faith. I have mentioned before that I am a cradle Catholic. I grew up in the Midwest and the foundation of my faith was formed in my hometown parish in northernContinue reading “Catholic Moments”
It was a perfect early fall day. The leaves had begun to color red, yellow, orange, and they were fluttering down from the heights making a multi-colored carpet beneath my feet. There was a chill in the air and the pungent, homey smell of campfire. Perched on a log, I had an overwhelming feeling ofContinue reading “Counting My Blessings: Homeschooling Next Generation”
The weather turned sharply cooler here in the Mid Atlantic. One week we were hanging out at the pool, the next week we were adding a blanket to the bed. The change in the weather felt so sudden. I was not prepared for 40 degree mornings! The crisp weather coming was a good reminder thatContinue reading “Checking In”
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