• Monday Mood Board: Spring Planters

    We’ve been doing approved short-distance strolls around the neighborhood (our city is under a shelter-in-place mandate), and I almost started crying when I saw one of our neighbors had their planters filled with colorful blooms. A little early given we just had snow last week? Sure. But my goodness was it a mood-booster, and a gesture of hope during this crazy season we’re in. Here are some of the trends we’re seeing for spring planting:

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  • Sunday Scrolls: Best of the Week (March 29th)

    Do you find yourself waking up in the morning and it takes a few minutes to remember what day of the week it is? Same. Such is quarantine life. If the cabin fever, stock market, or state of the world has you down; we hope spending some virtual time together will bring a little joy to your week. The second one on our list still has me shook – please report back if you feel the same!

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  • Easter Basket Essentials

    If you’re parenting through this pandemic, I know we’re in the same boat in that our top priority is keeping things as normal as possible for our tiny humans. It’s been all I could do not to pretend Easter is today to bring the excitement of an Easter egg hunt, and see the joy of Grey opening the contents of this basket from his favorite bunny. Here’s what we’re planning for our quarantined Easter (and there’s still enough time for you to put it together, too if you haven’t already):

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  • Sunday Scrolls: Quarantine Edition

    How are you today? If I’m being honest, I’m feeling anxious. Every cough from Grey has me in a panic that he might be ill. Trying to reel in my emotions and be the pillar of strength and love he needs right now is tough. But I know we’re all in the same boat, and there’s a lot of comfort in that. We survived our first week of homeschooling, and I have to tell you – it was such a blessing. Grey was an absolute delight; and watching him learn and grow so much in just a matter of days was such a soul-filler. I get why people decide to be teachers. But I’m just doing this with one. I can’t imagine 20. God bless them and their patience! If you’re looking for a distraction from the madness, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few things that are getting us through:

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  • Our Homeschool Plan for Pre-K

    Today marks our first day of mandatory homeschooling; and while I’m sure this will not be “easy” by any means (the isolation, lack of socialization with friends, or being self-quarantined with a tornado toddler 😉), I am so glad to know Grey is home safe with us. It also doesn’t feel like too big of a stretch given that we’ve been doing a lot of home learning pre-pandemic (working on Spanish, writing letters and reading a whole lot of books). The part I am mostly concerned about is keeping us to a schedule. Grey had a tough time adjusting to the transitions in his school setting, and I want to make sure I keep the continuity in our homeschool schedule so when he returns, it will be as seamless as possible 🤞. Here’s our game plan:

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  • Sunday Scrolls: Best of the Week (March 15th)

    Well if this wasn’t the longest week in the history of weeks I don’t know what was. If you’re reading with us today, we pray this note finds you and your loved ones in good health. Like I’m sure you’ve read, or even felt so many times by now; we were also feeling that ache of, do we continue to document and post and just be as if there isn’t a global pandemic? What we decided to do was whatever feels right day to day. Today, we’re over here in this corner of the internet sending out an extra sanitized virtual squeeze, and thankful to be in this with you together. Here’s how we’re coping with all of the anxiety, and unknowns, and big feels we’re feeling. We hope even one of them will help you too:

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  • Monday Mood Board: Sprinkle of Spring

    We have a seven-day forecast full of fifty degree days and a whole lot of sunshine. Even if there’s snow showing up the following week, we are going to take in all of that glorious Vitamin D and start planning for spring. Here are a few fun finds to help you welcome in the loveliest season!

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