Second Trimester, Oh My!

If you follow our Instagram you know that I am currently 18 weeks pregnant with our first boy (and last baby ever!!), and thus far *knocks on every piece of wood for miles* it has been the most laid back, awesome experience. Compared to my other 3 pregnancies, this one is seriously a breeze, I … Continue reading Second Trimester, Oh My!

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Holy Shit, Christmas!

I have to say, I'm not proud of doing a Christmas post in November. I am so anti early Christmas that the ONLY forms of Christmas music I will allow until December 1st are Ding Fries Are Done by Peter Grffin and The Night Santa Went Crazy by Weird Al. I called Dollar General corporate this … Continue reading Holy Shit, Christmas!

Different Kids, Different Learning Styles

"I'm not going to lie and say this decision isn't also based on the fact that come April I will be contending with a newborn, recovering from a c-section and would have been trying to get more structured lessons prepared for Eva, whilst also ensuring Izzy is actually learning from the videos she watches instead of just watching funny cats all day."

Illinois, let’s legalize, but let’s do it right.

In the past few years, legal marijuana has been presented a few times, but failed miserably at voting time. It really isn't a shock it didn't pass, especially when one considers just how conservative the parts of Illinois that aren't Chicago are. In this past election, more of the state voted blue than in previous … Continue reading Illinois, let’s legalize, but let’s do it right.

The impossible month.

Oh the last month. Its one of those months that you look back on later in life and think "fuck yeah that was hard but YAY WE DID IT" It started with an argument; my dad's health has been hit and miss and its causing a lot of frustration for everyone. The fight lead to … Continue reading The impossible month.

How you present religion matters!

When you present the bible as absolute fact, your child can no longer look at history and science without already having a bias. You block them from learning a great deal about the universe and space (remember just because the planets are there, doesn't have to mean your God still can't be. Space is BIG), you block them from learning about how the Earth was formed and how some of the most amazing and beautiful natural monuments formed. Again, just because they know the science behind it, doesn't mean their faith in God has to diminish. 

Religion and the Kids

When I got pregnant with Kali at 18, her dad and I never discussed what we would do about religion; he and I got married and divorced in less than a year, we really never talked about it, neither of us ever went to church so....that was basically that.   When Damian and I got … Continue reading Religion and the Kids

Manifesting Goals

That seems like a weird thing to say. It sounds like you can take a goal and pluck it from nothing and *gasp* there it is. In your hand, like a crystal ball showing you what can be. Not a prophecy. No. Those have a fogged sort of ominous feeling. This ball of awesome looks like … Continue reading Manifesting Goals

Let’s talk about medicine.

If you have ever at any point run across our Instagram you know we are medical marijuana advocates, but do you know why? Probably not. Unless you're an advocate yourself you probably think we use medical just to get high, a huge vast majority of non patients feel that way. I always knew that but this … Continue reading Let’s talk about medicine.

Curriculum Frustration

Months. That is how long I searched. Originally I started with a search for an all together secular curriculum; I sorted the short list and wasn't satisfied. When all of those felt either far too structured or too watered down, I switched to a search to piece together a curriculum based on subject. I found … Continue reading Curriculum Frustration