Author Archive for Mrs. Train

I hope Harry Potter will be a long time favorite in our house.

Embracing life with older kids

I have three boys in second grade.  Wait… what? How did that even happen? To make matters worse my daughter is in Transitional Kindergarten. They are all at the same elementary school now. I drive up to the school gate and all four of them jump out of the car and wave back with a […]

Accepting when I can’t

I can’t  make a homemade dinner every night. I can’t make fancy goody bags or homemade treats for every school event. I can’t keep my sink from filling with dishes. I can’t always let each kid have a long playful bath time every night. I can’t be a room parent or volunteer to work in the […]

I have a secret I can’t tell my kids…

I hate their homework as much as they do. There, I admit it. I am a parent and a teacher, and I hate homework  I feel very guilty about it. The kids’ teachers and I are a team that will educate my children and help turn them into well rounded people. I have so much respect […]

We are enjoying our summer before it's back to school for all of us.

It’s time

At the end of this summer, I will be returning to the work force. It has been 7 years since I was last in the classroom; that means I have been out longer than I actually worked as a teacher. I am a crazy jumble of emotions right now. I am excited and scared and […]

James wanted to fill bucket after bucket of strawberries.

From the farm to the table for a city kid

When I became a parent, there were so many things that I wanted to do with my children. From the time my youngest was placed in my arms, my mind was flooded with ideas for memories we could make and things we would do together. One of those things was an understanding of our natural world. […]

Avengers assemble for a super hero Father's day

Funky Father’s Day Photos

Avengers assemble for a Super Hero Father’s Day Our Father’s Day tradition is to take a silly and often very nerdy picture of the kids for my husband. I can’t help the nerd part. That’s just our family. We are geeks to the core. Part of this stems from my love of making family traditions. Part […]

Infertility Changed Me

This week is Infertility Awareness Week and the motto is “You are not alone.” They are only four words, but they can be so powerful if we let ourselves hear them. For those of us who have walked this path or are currently in the midst of their infertility journey, one of the biggest emotions […]

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