Category: manic Monday

Making my Home and Heart Sing

Falling behind and attempting to catch up seems to be the most exercise I get these days. Dietrich gets many more “breaks” from school than I care to admit, but still feels tortured by the days I prepare his schoolwork and “make” him do school before playing Mario or watching Netflix....

Starting a New Homeschool Year

A new day. A new week. Almost a new month. Soon to be a new season. Today, we started doing a little more schoolwork. Dietrich’s response was less than enthusiastic. However, once he started, he accomplished this work in very little time. I do not believe in giving him...

Up the Stairs, Out of our Home

When we moved into our apartment, Madilynn refused to come down the stairs by herself. After about a week, with some assistance and modeling by Big Brother Dietrich, she started to scoot down the stairs on her bottom. This past week, she began walking both up and down the...

Conquering Housework, One Landmass at a Time

Life is a balancing act. For a mother, whether working in the home, out of the home, or as a keeper at home, that balance can easily become overwhelming. What do you do when the mountain of laundry becomes too high or the chasm of dishes too deep? How...

The New Parent Trap

Confession: I am judgmental. I see often see things in black and white, with little wiggle room between right and wrong. I “call ’em like I see ’em” sometimes without regard for the feelings of others. I am quick-tempered, think justice should be swift and thorough, and that those...

It Could be Worse

This week, I realized I have been doing more complaining than counting my blessings during this challenging month. Though many items were damaged in our pack-out and we wait on the claims process, it could have been worse. While our belongings sat in military storage for seven months, we...

Another Manic Monday: Returning to “normal”

On our way home from my sister’s house, about 30 miles away, I noticed the cloud in front of me resembled a Dr. Seuss character. If you don’t see it also, we’ll just chalk it up to my overtiredness from the long week and longer drive. After returning home from...

Make Your Home Sing Good Morning Manic Monday

The title sums up how things are going with our move (I combined the names of today’s link ups to create it). Every few boxes, a new and unpleasant surprise awaits. Most of Sunday’s box openings contained such gifts.My husband’s goal for the afternoon was to assemble our German Shrank (wardrobe). Apart, it...