The other day Luc, 7, asked me, “is booties spelled with a ‘ys’ or an ‘ies’ ?” This level of spelling awareness blew me away because, maybe only a month or two ago Luc could spell six words: Luc, Sophie, Paul, Maya, love, and poop. In other words, Luc had had zero interest and near [...]
I am the absolute last person to look at something or purchase something or recommend something for the kids because it is supposed to be “educational.” This might seem ironic, given that we are homeschoolers. But come on, 90% of anything I’ve ever been exposed to that was “educational” was BORING. And I really don’t [...]
We have this seven-year-old desktop computer (it’s practically wood-burning) that the kids use—um, used to use—to play games, notably Tux Paint (best kid program ever) (I can’t believe I wrote that post 5 years ago!! And still Luc plays Tux Paint almost every day), and, of course, Minecraft. But then the monitor fizzled (actually [...]
[Does opening stretches, jogs in place for a moment, deep breathing] Okay!
You know what annoyed me yesterday on the playground? The term “screen time.” It’s condescending. It takes all my projects and all the deep feelings I experience when reading or watching or playing or learning, all my various fun times, and reduces them [...]
So. We needed to pay the property tax on the truck, which in North Carolina is linked to the truck inspection, and, turns out, in order to pass inspection the truck needed new tires. Dammit. But Paul called around and found the best deal on tires to be CostCo (a membership only mega-store I’ve never [...]
Yes, our big present this year from Santa was a flashy new ipad mini, woo hoo! True story: I had this dream that I woke up and told Paul that I should buy an ipad mini with some of my writing earnings for the year because I could use the mini (part of it) as [...]
What to do, what to do? The poor thing has a honking big scratch on the lens that puts a ghostly fog in the middle of every photo I take. I’m not sure when it happened, sometime in the last couple of weeks, but Luc did guiltily admit that Cul (Luc’s dark alter ego) may [...]
If I’m going to epub a book, I need to be able to see what it is I’m selling. So I got a kindle. Actually, I cashed in a bunch of amazon rewards points and got a kindle for $14. But now that I actually have one, I must report that I’m really not that [...]
Our phone is inexplicably out, and therefore so is our internet. The “Estimated Time of Your Repair is…Sunday…October…4.”
I am so PROFOUNDLY disoriented without internet. I wander around the yurt, aborting missions every five minutes. Oh, I’ll go pay that bill—nope. Oh, I’ll go write that person about a playdate for Sophie—nope. Oh, I’ll [...]
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today's yoga practice
upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
- screen time for fun and profit
- flying kids
- yurts: the downside
- the way of the bento
- writing without pencil sharpening
- going all erin brockovich on your ass
- crafts for karma
- the amazing emu
- cool felt picture fun for kiddos
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- welcome to mayaland's virtual macabre crawfish feast of death!
- living the tie-dyed life
- the emotional insanity of writing
- butterfly house
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- diggers watch tv, too
- remains of the play
- happy birthday, sophie!
- the solstice from inside a sundial
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