Monthly Archives: January 2013

Winter is back.

Winter is back.

After oversleeping by 45 minutes (the kid who usually climbs into bed at 5am and pokes my face until I stumble down the stairs in search of Cheerios actually curled up and fell asleep again), I managed to get everyone dressed, fed, lunches packed, and to their respective schools on time.

So this is day two of Karen 2.0 and I’m already feeling pulled away from exercising and writing by… excuses.  From the late start, to the bad weather, to the daunting to-do list… I’ll tell ya, if there was money to be made in making excuses, I would not be doing the soul searching. Read the rest of this entry

Karen 2.0. Or something. I’ve lost count.

Karen 2.0. Or something. I’ve lost count.

Welcome to my new project.

It involves getting back into the world now that all three of my kids are in school.  And at least two of them in schools I feel good about.  In December, my littlest started at Pre-K and in January, my middle child transferred to a school that allows him to thrive in kindergarten.  My oldest child is in 2nd grade in the school where she’s been since Pre-K, and, her being her, does very well and enjoys it a lot!

Now I am thinking about what to do now because staying at home and being a stay-at-home mom and wife isn’t going to work financially… not that I am particularly great at that in any event.  Honestly, I feel like this is the part I actually would be good at: having the flexibility to volunteer at school and maybe at the animal shelter or food bank, and just be available.  But alas.  It’s not to be.  Add to the list of things I’m not very gifted at doing, being motivated and focused on my own. Read the rest of this entry