Summer with toddlers vs Summer with kids

Summer with the girls at 5 & 6 years old >>> summer with the girls at 3 & 4 and 4 & 5. They're growing up, and while they still bicker and fight over the most inane things sometimes, they're so much easier to entertain at this age. They've also discovered the magic of sleeping... Continue Reading →


Some Thoughts on Summer Grad School

Let's rewind to last semester. I was ALL ABOUT making the sacrifice and taking my 6 classes in 10 weeks and graduating early in December. I was positive I could handle all the homework (I didn't think there'd be as much as there is) and I thought for some reason, our professors would be cooperative... Continue Reading →

On attitudes, outlooks, and mindsets

When I was a single mom with a full time job, two very athletically involved kids, and lots of homework from my evening college courses, I did a lot of running around dropping kids off and picking kids up and attending games. At the time, it didn't feel overwhelming. Granted, I was much younger then... Continue Reading →

April, April, go away.

Faaaaaaaaaaak, man. Between an ethnography, my research study, required readings for finals, and STAAR EOC testing next week, my brain is SHOT. There is not enough time to be a good mother, good wife, good teacher, good student, good everything, but I refuse to settle for mediocre so I spread myself a little too thin... Continue Reading →


My day started at 4 in the morning. Get up, fuel up, drive out. We had a trip to Texas State University's Nursing School. Mona had a plan. Get her BSN and go on to med school and if that didn't work out or she changed her mind, she'd at least have her BS in... Continue Reading →

Ready? Set? No.

Who has fabulous hair and a midterm for which she has not fully prepared? This girl, that's who. The semester is at its peak and so are my stress levels with my applied research study and cultural research project. I just want to curl into the fetal position and ignore it all until it goes... Continue Reading →

Realist Rosie

Positive affirmations and personal mantras have never been my thing. I've always felt a little silly (and fake, tbh) ┬ábeing overly positive or pointing out the good in a situation because sometimes people just want to vent and rant and not have cliches thrown at them. Positive Polly is NOT my name. I'm Realist Rosie,... Continue Reading →

New Year, who dis?

I haven't really been big on resolutions for a long time. I break them and then feel like a total failure and it just turns into a spiral of negativity. I also don't do well with long-term goals because I'm more of the instant-gratification type. And all my education courses killed any inkling to reflect... Continue Reading →

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