Do Not Say “Happy” Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day – NOT “happy” Memorial Day. It’s not about cookouts, the beach, or even the armed forces who are still with us. It’s about remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our great country. Today we honor the fallen. Saying “Happy” Memorial Day is like saying “Happy Patriot Day […]

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

I ran across this blog post, “If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?” written by Dean Garrison. It really struck a chord with me, so I am reposting it here on my own blog, with a link back to the original post by Mr. Garrison (as requested in his […]

Holiday Greetings & Such

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. I’ve been busy trying to stay sane while the kids are out of school. Today, I spent all afternoon pretending to be domestic. I made 8 or 9 dozen chocolate chip cookies…from scratch. I also finished up a half completed batch of Buckeyes I started last […]

Things That Parents of ADHD Children Wished Every Teacher Knew

I found this while looking for something else online today. It pretty much sums it up. Having an ADHD child is very challenging and we need all the help we can get. Teachers play a vital role in the way that our child feels about himself and we hope that you will do whatever you […]

I Miss You

There are times when you wish you hadn’t been left alone with your own thoughts. This afternoon is one of those times. I “think” a lot when I’m hyper-focused on “mundane” tasks. Today I’m hyper-focused on cleaning the baseboards & door jambs. The girls are pretty much staying to themselves today & JR is out motorcycle riding […]

2011 NASP National Archery Tournament – Day 1

It’s the end of day 1 of Blaney Elementary Archery Team’s trip to the NASP National Tournament. We left the school a little after 7 this morning and got to the hotel at 5 PM…10 hours on a charter bus with a bunch of 10-12 year-olds. We unloaded and then headed out to dinner at […]

Days Like Today Could Drive Me To Drinkin’

It’s days like today that might drive me to drinkin’! UGH. The kitchen sink sprayer lever broke after breakfast. I had a replacement sprayer under the sink from a repair we ended up not having to do, so I brought it out and replaced the sprayer. Perfect fit. Great. Unfortunately, THAT sprayer lever broke also! […]

Poor Working Memory & ADHD

When many people hear that someone has ADHD (ADD) they immediately think of physical hyperactivity. I must admit, until I was diagnosed and began educating myself on the subject, I also thought that’s all that it was and that it was “outgrown”. Boy was I wrong! I was doing some reading today, and ran across […]

From Understanding Why Some Species Eat Their Young To "Awe" Within Moments

There are those times as a parent when you understand why some species eat their young. Then, within minutes, that changes to an “aaawwwweee” moment. It’s lunchtime. Delaney had started eating her apple (whole). Brianna just finished slicing hers & got the last caramel dipping cup from the cabinet. Delaney started throwing a fit that […]

Testing out the iPod Touch / iPhone WordPress App

Well, I just downloaded the new iTunes Store app for WordPress blogs that allows you to manage your blog posts, write new ones, create pages & manage comments. So, let me see if I can add photos and format text. Well, it looks like I can add photos from my iPod, but they are added […]