Sep 14, 2019

First One

Our first weekend after all our babies are in public school . . . and even though two of our kids have a cold, they have spent all day giggling together. It really is sweet. 

I made cinnamon buns for breakfast, chili for supper, and just enjoyed the sound of happy kids filling my house (along with the less pleasant coughs, sniffles, and sneezing).

Sep 13, 2019

Weekly Weigh-in

I lost 1.4 lbs this week.  I  am thrilled with that.  That makes 25.8 lbs since June 1st and 68.4 lbs overall.  I am getting there!

Sep 11, 2019


My boy is doing so good in school. I got a note today it's saying that his day went well, and that he did reading as well as colours. I'm really proud of him.

The fact that he is concentrating at all to do any work is amazing to me. It is sometimes hard to get people other than me to get him to concentrate on things.

He came home today and he was happy, content, and playing. He even ate in school today. And then it came home and eat some more. All in all, he is doing really well.

Sep 10, 2019

He Did It

My baby boy started school today. It's funny, but I find it hard to let him go. I have to trust that the teachers will understand him.

He did have an amazing day. I was proud of him for making it through the whole day. The principal had said that they may send him home early if he had a rough day. But, I got a note from the school saying that he did really well. So, I guess it's going to be okay.

On a funny note, when he got home he asked to back! So, he must have liked it.

Sep 9, 2019

A Lot

Between the girls starting school, worrying about their adjustment, worrying about letting go of control of their education, getting through storm Dorian, and waiting for Little Prince to start school, I am struggling with anxiety. I am hoping that once things get settled, I will feel better. But this weight in my chest, the pit in my stomach, and the high level of stress is just so hard to deal with. I need to just learn to relax. I am being ridiculous. 

Sep 8, 2019

Oh My

Years ago I was in a hurricane. Well, I was in my apartment when there's a hurricane outside. The roof of the building came in through the wall of my apartment. It was scary. Ever since I had a fear of wind. I know it's stupid. But when the wind blows, and the wall shake, I get scared. My heart races, I can't breathe right, and it is just scary for me. So today, we're having this horrible storm Dorian come over our house, my heart is racing and I can't breathe. But, I am a mom. So, I put on my big-girl panties, I help my kids, I show no fear. That is what a mom does. I just quiver on the inside.

Sep 6, 2019


Shopping with Little Prince can be a challenge. We were out today, and he saw something that he thought was a toy he wanted. It wasn't. But he started screaming for it. It got so bad I had to leave the store and wait in the van until Prince Charming was done. For the rest of the day he would randomly start screaming for this toy. He has a good memory. He just keeps asking for this toy. I wish I was rich, I wish I had the toy, I wish it had been the toy. Fun fun fun. Good luck to his teachers.

Sep 5, 2019

So Here's How It Went

It has been an eventful couple of days. Princess Magpie is having an amazing time in public school. She loves every little thing about it. Princess Snifflefritz is having a good time in school as well. But there have been a few hiccups. She apparently has no sense of direction. She got lost 3 times on her first day of school. She was really nervous and was feeling sick for a while.  On her second day of school she got in trouble with one of the teachers for not paying attention. I warned her homeroom teacher that it is hard for her to focus and she chats a lot. Her homeroom teacher has been amazing to her so as long as our homeroom teacher is amazing, she'll be okay. She had just decided that the other teacher is not her favourite teacher. I can live with that.

They both had math and did okay so far. I am really proud of them both.

Sep 4, 2019

HUGE Change

So here's the thing, yesterday we met with the school regarding Little Prince and his needs in public school. The little girls came with us. We had been discussing the fact that they want to go to public school. We had been discussing the possibility of that being next year. Yesterday, during the meeting (and before) we came to decision it was going to happen this year so as of this year all of my little babies are going to Public School. The girls started their first day of school today. It was a whirlwind because it happened really fast. I spent all day yesterday running around getting everything they needed for school. So now, I am at home biting my fingernails waiting to see how their first day of school went. And I know next week it'll be even worse when Little Prince go to school. Them I won't have him keeping me distracted, I will be worrying about him too! New things! So . . . I guess as of now I am no longer homeschooling mom. Boo hoo!

Yesterday exploring the public school that they will be attending 

Lunches and bags ready 

Waiting at the bus stop

Jumping up and down with excitement because the bus is coming

Getting on the bus

My public school girls

Sep 3, 2019


It has been a whirlwind today. Lots of changes are afoot or rather a couple of changes are afoot but they're big changes. I am exhausted from all the running around we did today. My brain is frazzled. But, I think this will be a good thing. I'll have pictures and details tomorrow.

Sep 1, 2019


It was a beautiful end of summer, sunny Sunday.  I spent the morning cleaning the house and afternoon at the laundromat doing g laundry.  All in all, it was nice day.

Aug 31, 2019


Princess Magpie loves to sing.  She gets into one song and then sings it all the time.  It makes me smile and Little Prince loves it.  Lately she has been singing,"Fireworks". I have to say, I love that her latest choice is such an empowering song.

Aug 30, 2019

More Time

We spent more time with Princess Notsosnowwhite today.  It was a nice day with my family and old friends.

Aug 29, 2019

Conversations with Princess Belle

It us nice when your kids reaffirm how they feel about my parenting. 

Today, Princess Belle and I were discussing the different types of mothers in a movie we were watching.  She was listing them all off and in the middle of the discussion she said, "Oh and in case your wondering, you are the good type of mom." And then she kept on talking.  It made me smile.

Earlier today she was talking to Princess Snifflefritz about introverts and extroverts.  She was saying that it is possible to like spending time with your family and be an introvert.  She said, "Like me . . . I am an introvert, I don't like to people, but I like to spend time with Mom." I had to smile.

Aug 28, 2019


I met with my kids' new pediatrician today. She is great! I really connected with her. She has a lot of thing she's actually going to do to help Princess Belle. I am so amazed. I want so many things for my girl and I think this doctor can help me get them.

She is going to do the testing that Little Prince needs. There are some tests that he wouldn't participate in when he was younger. But she's going to schedule them for now. She really seems to care about my kids. And I am thrilled that she's their pediatrician.

Aug 27, 2019


I had a wonderful visit with Princess Notsosnowwhite.  We talked about old times and things that are going on now in our lives.  I watched her wedding video (I cried). It is going to be a nice few days.

Aug 26, 2019

Another Step

I went to Little Prince's school today. I met with his principal. I am feeling pretty good that it will be a positive experience for him. It is completely terrifying for me. I know this is the right thing for him. I know that he will flourish in a new environment dedicated to meeting his needs. But handing my baby over to somebody else to teach is a new experience that I don't enjoy. He is my baby, he is autistic, he is special. He is my youngest baby and I'm a little scared. But it will be good for him, and I know he will like it.

Aug 25, 2019


The little girls love going outside with our neighbors' puppies.  Every day they come running to ask to go play with the puppiezwjsn they are out.  Even Little Prince loves to watch.

Aug 24, 2019


I have been decluttering, organizing, and paring down. As a result, my house is looking so much less cluttered and messy.  Little by little I am making this much smaller place work. I wanted a smaller house, I find it SO much easier to keep clean.  We also have a routine where the kids' rooms are cleaned every day. It is such a breath of fresh air to be able to relax in an organized space.

Aug 21, 2019


It is a warm, sunny August day.  The kids have been enjoying the yard and deck. 

Aug 19, 2019

Summer fun

We had a lovely summer day visiting and enjoying pleasant conversation.  Little Prince had a great time, which is always fun.