Halloween was definitely the focus of the week for the kids. Two events (one for Emma and one for Johnny and Lily) were cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, but one party and trick or treating was really enough for them anyhow. I am just grateful that we were on the fringe of that storm, instead of in the middle. Batman, Spiderman, and Little Red Riding Hood enjoyed taking our … [Read more...] about Three Baby Pumpkins and our Week :)
week in review
Sleep was a big focus of our afterschooling this week! My oldest was a very high-maintenance baby, sleep-wise, and as a result we’ve always had very involved bedtime routines. With four kids and Mike back to his usual travel schedule (he was gone last week and the week before, although home for both weekends), I’ve decided it’s time to streamline the bedtime routine. All three … [Read more...] about Sleep, Afterschool and Our Week
We enjoyed stunning autumn leaves in Massachusetts this week! Four-year-old Johnny especially enjoys running through them, and I love seeing them on the trees! Mike had a three-day weekend courtesy of Columbus Day, and we all enjoyed the extra time with him home! Two-month-old Anna is working on her tummy time skills, with varying levels of enthusiasm… Mike is working … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Babywearing, Pi, and Horseback Riding
There is a piece of me that wants to believe that, if I want it badly enough, I can be Supermom. Not Supermom with perfectly behaved kids and a clean house – I’m not that unrealistic – but Supermom who gets everything she wants done as well as everything she needs done. This week it often felt like I wasn’t getting much done. But, in some ways a GREAT week! We walked to … [Read more...] about Afterschooling and the Quest for Supermom
This week I suddenly find myself the mother of three school-going children! Emma started first grade, and Johnny and Lily are both in preschool. All three kids were placed with teachers who seem to be perfect fits for their personalities, and they are very happy and excited about school so far! Johnny is so excited to have Lily at school with him this year, and it’s pretty … [Read more...] about Three Kids in School!