Funny how life has phases. Some we move subtly and seamlessly between and others take deliberate and definite steps.
I feel like we are in the deliberate and definite phase at the moment making our way through more than one at a time....
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Our children this year are in 3 schools with 3 different start times. My high schooler gets the bus at o'darkthirty....6:30. My middle schooler leaves at 7:15 and my elementary schooler leaves at 8:30. I don't function early in the morning so this schedule is torture. Absolutely torture. My thought this morning, I am going to be doing this early morning torture for years to come. Any suggestions?
I will say that the upside to our morning schedule is that I get quality one on one time with each child. Even better, if possible to top quality time, they aren't fighting because there is no one with whom to fight as they are each going out the door separately.
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We installed a beverage fridge in our mudroom. It has a lock. At the moment we are keeping it locked to keep the soda safe. I anticipate we will have much bigger worries in years to come.
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I used to need two school directories - one for home and one for my car. I always kept a directory in my car for last minute playdates and calls to Moms. With a high schooler, a middle schooler and an elementary schooler we aren't hosting as many playdates and the moms I most want to call are programmed in to my iphone.
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I am going back to work.
After 11 years as a stay at home Mom I am returning to work. I have been home 11 years to the month. In October 2001 I resigned from my corporate career to stay home with my children. My job was growing at the same time as my family and I knew just where I wanted to be. Home with my children was the place for me.
I always knew I would go back to work eventually but never knew when or where. I also always said I wouldn't go back to a corporate career but would find something more creative. I am so fortunate to have the choices I have thanks to my husband's dedication to our family. So, this year seems like a good time and a great opportunity fell in to my lap, at the grocery store of all places. I start tomorrow.
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