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Kid Things

Life just feels really full right now. Primarily in good ways. I have had a lot of dedicated GME time recently (the full 0.5FTE) and feel like I am slowly growing into the role, though I think to be truly adept at it will…

August 20, 2019
Planners Reading

Planner Talk, School Start & Reading Update

1- Planner talk! It’s almost Hobonichi sale time! As usual, they have an elaborately choreographed sequence of release dates for various pieces of information. And an extremely cute website! Check it out here. There is a new Hobonichi planner option available for those who…

August 15, 2019
Travel Weekend

Weekend OFF: Report

I regret not taking more pictures, but truthfully it was the kind of trip where the scenery didn’t really matter. Even though Toronto is lovely! The themes for the weekend were: connection, relaxation, indulgence, self-care, and autonomy. It was a 48 hour trip, and…

August 12, 2019
life Parenting

Routines & a back-to-school idea . . .

I spend a lot of time thinking about routines.  Definitely more than normal people.  I am also obsessed with others’ routines.Routines don’t make up the entirety of our lives, but they certainly comprise a big fat chunk.  A chunk worth thinking about A LOT,…

August 6, 2019

5 on a Friday

1- Our nanny has been out 8 days (and she had a week of vacation just prior to all that!). Her friend has been subbing and it has been fine, but not the same. To those of you who regularly come home and have…

August 2, 2019
life The Podcast

Ready for August

Oh July of 2019, you were not my favorite. I spent a lot of time thinking yesterday about scenarios that DIDN’T happen this past month. No one I know got a new cancer diagnosis. No one had a catastrophic car accident while reading an…

July 31, 2019

Back to (sort of) normal, and some links

Our nanny was thankfully able to work Wednesday, Thursday, and (most likely) today, and while she will be out for 1-2 weeks soon, we have a better backup plan in place (the other semi-retired nanny that I previously mentioned is available and we’ve worked…

July 26, 2019
life Planners

New day & getting through it

I allowed myself to full on wallow about our current situation yesterday. (Childcare uncertainty, our (#&@ house which is still for sale, early-waking-toddler-woes, overtired camper woes, etc). I truly could not concentrate on work and ended up leaving early. Obviously, my job is very…

July 24, 2019
life Weekend

Adventures in Alternative Childcare

Our nanny G (who we love!) has to attend to a family emergency and is out, without a well-defined date of return. It may be just a few days, but likely ~10-14 days or so. She is so reliable that in her 6 years…

July 22, 2019
life Parenting Reading

Current obsessions & things making me happy

1- Personal finance/frugality/financial independence blogs & podcasts. You guys, I don’t know what has gotten into me because quite honestly I’ve always had a very ‘easy come, easy go’ idea about money. And to a big extent I still feel that way, and don’t…

July 18, 2019