Just like every holiday during 2020, the idea of Thanksgiving in quarantine felt odd. My children have also been having a racial reckoning of their own this year. While we seen racism and bigotry personally directed at them, they are becoming more cognizant of what systemic oppression looks like. To them, it looks a lotContinue reading “A feast in the Great Hall”
We were babies. 20 years later we have a life that I never, ever would have expected. It’s a pretty amazing one. –FullPlateMom, who can hear you wondering how we got all these people to cooperate for this photo. Bribery, that’s how.
Literally, frozen. It’s snowing up here, at the end of March. Figuratively, we’re frozen as well, because I don’t think we’re going back to school anytime soon. The Lunch Board in the Wellness Center reads ‘March 13, 2020.’ I think it will read that for awhile. This was the last day I drove myself toContinue reading “Frozen in Time”
Last July, I started a book club with some of my besties. I chose three of my kids who had a similar reading level and I crowdsourced a book that they might all like. I downloaded the reading guide for the book here. We had multiple meetings at local restaurants where I had gift cardsContinue reading “Raising Readers: Book Club, Full Plate Style.”