Posts Tagged Peer

Homeschooling Adventures

1 February 2013

Our schedule is changing again, which for this normally inflexible, routine-addicted mama means I’m a little emotional about it, and that this was a change that is long overdue. We ran out of money to keep sending PJ to the homeschool co-op that we were attending. I am really sad about pulling him out, and the loss of that regular community, but he has been particularly needy lately, and never seems to want me to leave him there anyway. So he’s not upset by it at all. I think we probably need more time together doing fun things that do not depend on time, schedules, or things like that. I need to build back up the trust I lost all the times I’ve dropped him off places, and we need to recoup the “us time” that we missed when I was working and directing the play. So we are quitting the co-op, and I signed him up for a couple of classes that the public charter is paying for (yay for free stuff!). Tomorrow we have a fun day planned of PE class in the morning and a playdate in the afternoon. I hope to start going back to our homeschool group park days once a week and I really want to get back into doing field trips every couple of weeks too. I am fortunate to have built up a great network of homeschooling families and like-minded moms who are a great support and sounding board when it comes to being the best mom I can be and navigating the unchartered, vast ocean that is the homeschooling experience. I think I’m getting over the mourning of our old routine and I’m excited to start this new one, looking forward to more quality time with my children, and focusing more on our life together. I love that homeschooling affords us the luxury to change our schedule and our outlook on life when what we’re doing isn’t working for us. I know the friendships we’ve made at the co-op are not coming to an end, and look forward to all the fun times ahead!

Four Years Old

6 August 2011

Four years ago tonight, I was doing a lot of nesting…

Little did I know that that night I would experience the most profound, empowering, and life-changing event of my whole life.  Or that I was about to meet someone that I would love more than life itself, who would teach me the true meaning of total, self-sacrificing, unconditional love.  I thought I knew all these things before he came along, I really did.  Boy, did I not know what I was missing!

Peer and Mommy

A new woman was also born that day.  I will never be the same.  Life is so sweet with PJ in the world and I marvel at the mystery of what’s to come.  He is such a free-thinker, a smart boy, and a loving, caring, well-meaning individual.  He is better than me in so, so many ways.  I know that God has big plans for him.  I believe he will be a great leader some day.  But no matter where you go in life, no matter what you do, you will always be my firstborn, my son.  And every year I will remember how you rocked my world when you entered it.

all boy

In Gratitude for Four Incredible Years,

-Mommy

Peer’s Birth Story Got Published!

23 December 2010

Birth Stories on Demand. Check it out!