Category: Winter

Week 12 of 52: Working on good behavior

Week 12 of 52: Working on good behavior
I don’t even want to mention the weather today. Instead I will tell you how we are really focusing on behavior in our home and at school for the next two weeks until spring break.  I’ve taken out the charts again and am getting serious about listening, manners and being honest. I would love to... Read more »

Week 11of 52: Winter is Over!

Week 11of 52: Winter is Over!
I guess technically we still have a few days until the first day of spring, but as far as we are concerned winter is over!  I’m washing all our coats and putting away the hats and gloves and will keep our fingers crossed we won’t need them for many months. The kids and I are... Read more »

Week 10 of 52: Ready for Spring

Week 10 of 52: Ready for Spring
We blamed running late this morning on the Daylight Savings time change.  In reality, D and I are always waiting with our coats on for A who comes strolling down the stairs when she is ready. After school, we were all thrilled to be outside and walking despite the muddy puddles and melted snow. I’m... Read more »
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Week 9 of 52: Sibling Love

Week 9 of 52: Sibling Love
These two love each other so much, that I often have to separate them, as they cannot keep their hands off one another. Then there are the mornings when I come downstairs and they are sitting so close that I can not tell where one body ends and the next begins.  My heart melts at... Read more »

Week 8 of 52: Haircuts

Week 8 of 52: Haircuts
The kids got haircuts this weekend and A chose to get bangs.  After a day of getting used to it, I think she looks adorable. D is disappointed as he likes long hair, but he needed it as his bangs were blocking his vision. Did you see the 2014 How Quickly The Change video? Please Like How... Read more »

Week 7 of 52: Florida

Week 7 of 52: Florida
The kids and I got away for the long weekend and visited my parents in Florida.  We explored the beach, collected bags of unique seashells, spent a lot of time in the pool and got to enjoy special time with Grandma and Grandpa. Also, they were hyper, screamed too much and were not the best... Read more »
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Week 6 of 52: Spending Time Together

Week 6 of 52: Spending Time Together
The kids and I have been spending a lot of time together lately while my husband has been traveling for work.  Although very hard to never get a break, we also have learned to soften and work together. My son steps up to be the man of the house and has the most practical answers... Read more »

Week 5 of 52: 18 inches of Snow

Week 5 of 52: 18 inches of Snow
A major snowstorm hit Chicago and we were stuck inside for a few days.  The kids were excited to get back to school today, although D was frustrated that he was late today as the side streets were barely plowed. Did you see the 2014 How Quickly The Change video? Please Like How Quickly They Change on... Read more »

Week 4 of 52: Better late than never

Week 4 of 52: Better late than never
I completely forgot to take a photo yesterday morning and would have forgotten again today.  Luckily as we stepped outside to head to school, A reminded me that we didn’t take a photo this week yet. I’m thrilled my kids are on board with this project. Did you see the 2014 How Quickly The Change video?... Read more »
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Week 3 of 52: Exploring Maggie Daley Park

Week 3 of 52: Exploring Maggie Daley Park
No school today to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We headed downtown to check out the new Maggie Daley Park.  Above is the bridge between Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park.  Luckily, we had a few minutes to check out The Bean before it was time to skate. The weather was reasonable and we... Read more »