• fall,  home life,  kids,  school,  the fam,  Throwback Thursday

    It’s that time of year again {Throwback Thursday}

    I was at Wal-Mart a week or so ago and saw that they had changed out the seasonal area in the front from patriotic July the 4th stuff…to school supplies. I have one child who will be excited for new binders and pencils and such, ready to get back to a routine that allows her to see her friends everyday. I have another child who, well, would just as soon go to work with me. The one bright spot for him is that it is time for a bigger backpack, and the camo one he wanted should arrive any day. I don’t think my children appreciate the arduous task that…

  • fall,  kids,  school,  thankful

    Here comes fall…

    Well, here we are, starting another school year. It gets real this year, folks…our younger child is starting first grade. Meaning real homework. I also have an upcoming fourth grader, which makes me feel old. (Yeah, I know, that’s only going to get worse year after year.)  Obligatory first day of school picture.  Smiling or gritting teeth?  The start of school also brings with it the resumption of all things extracurricular: violin, sports, ballet, church programs, etc. Our life gets a little nuts about this time every year. Fortunately, this year, I managed to pull off some back to school preparations ahead of time. The school supplies were purchased weeks…