Musings Out Loud
A collection of 19 posts
The Best Birthday
I was trying to make up for three years of missed birthday joys.
The Ups and Downs of Halloween
Halloween isn't my favorite holiday but my kids love it.
The Work of Summer
Summer always seems to bring an inevitable slowdown, both in work and life.
The End of the School Year
Another school year has drawn to a close.
Burnout Has Changed Me
The more I read about burnout, the more I realize that the path to recovery is not a short one.
The Third Pandemic Birthday
This year, my son's birthday felt normal again.
How Far We've Come
I no longer feel like I'm staring down a dark tunnel with no visible light.
Out of Options
It has now been 23 months since our schools first shut down.
Bonded by a Shared Experience
My children have a unique experience in common: the pandemic.
Putting Her Needs First
I feel like every day is just... waiting.
When There Isn't Space
Everyone has to decide on a risk tolerance.
Another Christmas Alone
We had plans to celebrate Christmas. Our plans have now changed.
The Constant State of Fatigue
November was a difficult month.
Another Year Around the Sun
This year, I can look forward a bit more.
The Same Thing, Over and Over
I metaphorically threw up my hands and said, "I can't do it."
The Second Pandemic Birthday
We have each celebrated a birthday at home, without much fanfare.
A Bit of Relief
We are gladly accepting help.
Introducing the Marble Jars
Trying to keep my kids engaged during remote learning.
A Day in the Pandemic
The days are repetitive and exhausting.
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