Why My Kid Won't Be Going Back To School

Why My Kid Won’t Be Doing In-Person School

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My kid won’t be doing in-person school. At least for now.  Our school district (we’re in Liberty Hill ISD) is all about offering “Choice” to the community, allowing parents to choose every six weeks whether...

How to not be a “coronavirus jerk” during the pandemic

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As school is starting and summer is closing, I’m confronted with a very real and very ugly truth. I am a coronavirus jerk / quarantine jerk. There. I said it. At the beginning, I did...
Back to School

Back to School in a Pandemic – Let’s Be Kind

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It is so hard to explain how I feel about the kids returning back to school in the middle of a pandemic. The reality is, I'm not sure how I feel about it. On...
Eco-friendly Products

14 Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

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I recently made a resolution to reduce the amount of waste we’re producing in our house, particularly single-use plastic. I have a long way to go on my journey to zero-waste living, but I’ve...

Buying a House During a Pandemic? Here’s what it’s like!

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You’ve been in your house for four months. The walls are closing in. The projects are piling up. Your wish list of things to change is endless. It could be time to buy a...

3 Ways To Be Proactive & Find Peace in the Midst of a Global...

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This week I snapped. In the middle of a global pandemic. I curled up on my bathroom floor, ugly cried for half an hour, and called my mom grieving because I couldn’t do it...

10 Tips for Sensitive Moms During Quarantine

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It’s Monday morning. Monday’s are difficult for me right now. After a weekend of not bearing the burden of guiding my pirate children through the choppy seas of quarantine home school (or, “distance learning”...
Stay Home Work Safe Orders

Stay Home, Work Safe orders extended through summer: Dear ‘Rona

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Oh Covid-19! You’re like a bad penny that won’t get out of our way. Despite efforts on all fronts to diminish your presence in our lives, Mayor Adler just announced that the Stay Home,...

My COVID-19 Victory Garden + 12 steps to building your own garden

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Victory gardens took root in American history in WWI when many farmers were needed by our military. Farm food supply dwindled and what remained was stretched thin— shipped overseas to our troops...

What to Expect at the Hospital with Your Kid During COVID-19

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So, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and not only do you have to make a visit to the ER with your child, but you now learn he or she has to be...