Boy Scout Advancement

I know Boy Scouts gets a lot of flack as a group. But I’ve long said most groups are jerks while the individuals that make up the group are usually at least tolerable, if not […]

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Girl Scouts

I never thought I would have a home full of scouts. I was a Girl Scout when I was a child, but much like every other activity my parents signed me up for, it was […]

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Sleep Away Camp

If you had asked me anytime before M started Boy Scouts who I thought would go to sleep away camp first, I would have said E. D just isn’t interested in that sort of thing, […]

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The last day of school…

…does not equal rest and relaxation. At least not in my world. I’m all for a lazy summer. And I guess, between the five (six, seven, eight) of us, we have one. But cram all […]


Common Core

My last few instagrams have been tagged with #commoncore #commoncoresucks #ihatepicturesofmath #floridaeducation #thirdgrade #math and I should have added #frustratedthirdgrader #frustratedparent and a few other choice #expletives on top of those. That image is the […]