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Bringing Some Fun to Distance Learning Bringing Some Fun to Distance Learning
Bringing Some Fun to Distance Learning
We are heading into our sixth month of distance learning.  Needless to say, we've had our share of ups and dow... read more
Bats in the Belfry Bats in the Belfry
Bats in the Belfry
Seeing how “batty” 2020 has been, it seems only fitting to fill our home with bats this Halloween.  I used to ... read more
Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Apple crisp is one of those desserts that seems to signal the start of fall.  I can't think of a better aroma ... read more
Holding on to the Magic Holding on to the Magic
Holding on to the Magic
Parenthood is a never ending series of firsts — the first time you snuggle your newborn, your baby’s first ste... read more
There’s No Room for Mom Guilt Right Now There’s No Room for Mom Guilt Right Now
There's No Room for Mom Guilt Right Now
I am burnt out.  There, I’ve said it. I am burnt out, and on top of that I feel guilty for feeling burnt out. ... read more
Turning your Backyard into your Personal Oasis. Turning your Backyard into your Personal Oasis.
Turning your Backyard into your Personal Oasis.
No matter where we've lived there is one thing my husband and I have always agreed upon— we need to have an ou... read more
Our Dyslexic Journey Our Dyslexic Journey
Our Dyslexic Journey
I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’... read more

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Costa Rica: Our Family Friendly Adventure

Our family was in need of an adventure.  Spring Break was rapidly approaching and we wanted to try someplace new.  Our kids were 7 and 10 and we were more than ready to travel outside our comfort zone.  We wanted a place that would give us a good amount of…
Michelle Tucker
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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Do you get a case of the blues when the weather turns crummy?  I have been known to get a little moody when I go more than a couple days without the sun. Here in the bay area we are officially in the rainy season, and we have been seeing…
Michelle Tucker
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Our Charlie Brown Tree

One of our favorite Christmas shows to watch each year is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  I love that it’s the simple story of a child trying find the deeper meaning of Christmas while being surrounded by the influx of commercialism.  It isn’t lost on me that going out and buying this little…
Michelle Tucker
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Non-Toy Gift Ideas

If you are anything like us, you probably feel like your home is busting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cranny of our house.  About twice a year we do go through the toys and try to donate the ones that the…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2019
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Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Tis’ the season to be jolly, right?  At least that is what the song says.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love the holiday season.  I usually start counting down the days ‘til Christmas in September.  I love the decorating. I love the shopping. I love the traditions and spending time with family and friends.  I…
Michelle Tucker
November 5, 2019
DonutsLifestyle

Sunday Morning Donuts

A favorite morning treat our family loves making together is homemade donuts.  They are a fun, easy, and sweet way to start the day.  To be honest, our recipe isn't 100 percent homemade.  We actually use a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits instead of making our own dough, but our…
Michelle Tucker
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Dyslexia: What Has Helped Us

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.  Dyslexia is one of the most common language-based learning disabilities, and it is estimated that 5-10% of the population have dyslexia. Both of my children are dyslexic, and I have spent many nights researching it to understand what it is and how it changes the way…
Michelle Tucker
October 18, 2019
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Our Fall Favorites

We love Autumn! I mean who doesn’t, with things like warm apple cider, beautiful colored leaves, and cooler cozy evenings, what’s not to love?  There are so many fun things to do during fall, it's sometimes hard to fit them all in-- but somehow we always do.   Below I have…
Michelle Tucker
October 6, 2019
IEP Meeting TipsAdvocacy

Tips for Surviving an IEP Meeting

Now that the school year has begun, we already have a couple IEP meetings scheduled to make sure the kids are on track.  For those of you who don’t know what an IEP meeting is, first off that’s awesome because you are not having to deal with them. Second, IEP…
Michelle Tucker
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