around here: week 21 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{May 17-23rd}{Daddy’s home!} {pc: Carly}{pc: Carly}{pc: Carly} {flashback to the first night Ramona slept with Wyatt} Rejoicing… that Josh is home for good now that his sister’s house is ready to go on the market.  It listed on Friday and had 3 showings that day! Her family will be moving here when it sells, and I can’t wait to have more family here. Reading… history aloud to the kids and almost finished with the first book in the series. We…

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The Cunningham Family: Around Here: Week 18 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

    Starting… the week with a terrible migraine on Sunday and suffering a migraine hangover on Monday.  It was so miserable. I had to ice on Sunday and didn’t get any of the things done that I had hoped to. The rest of the week my head ached off and on. Joyful… that the ukulele that the kids got from my Grandma Pansy came.  It’s blue and so cute.  They love it.  Logan learned how to play in fourth grade with…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 15 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{pc: Jack}Starting… the week with a migraine and sleeping half the day Sunday.  I know it was much needed, but I hate wasting the day sleeping!!Finishing… Wyatt’s wolf dot-to-dot and putting it into the frame my mom bought for him to put it in. It looks amazing and was so fulfilling to complete.  I’m so proud of us!!Receiving… crafts from Grandma & using them with the kids this weekend.  We made stress balls which was super fun and Carly &…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 14 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

Mopping… the house downstairs and loving how clean it feels when I do so. Working… tirelessly toward spring break, helping the boys get caught up on missing work while at the same time trying to get into our groove with online learning. We are looking forward to a week off next week very much and are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that happens!Reading… lots of books at the same time currently, and finding that I am reading…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 13 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{March 22-28} {Logan & Jack flashback :: Alaska 2012} {flashback to Alaska & little Wyatt} My friend Corbett shared this beautiful quote by Mary Oliver: “it is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world” I loved how it reminded me that the world has always been imperfect, and every day that we wake up is hard in its own way.  It’s just that now it’s so obvious how imperfect and hard it…

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Quarantine School: Multi-sensory Learning – The Green Eyed Lady Blog – Parents Article

Please follow and like us: A couple of weeks ago we all started “quarantine school” or “distance learning.” For some, it’s been an easy transition, and for others, it’s brought on some challenges. As many of you know I work at a school for children that have dyslexia, ADHD and various language-based learning differences, and my daughter also attends this school. One of the teaching methods that is used, is through multisensory methods. Multisensory learning is a theory that individuals…

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Time – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

TIME is a funny thing. Walked past here on Friday and hardly any of the white flowers had emerged. 72 hours later after a yucky cold, dark and damp weekend – any hey presto it’s a sea of white. I remember someone very clever saying that TIME operates at different rates for different people. Thinking about it – that clever person might have been Dr Who. When I was a kid I loved Dr Who. I so wanted to be…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 12 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

Pulling… Carly into bed with me at 6:00 am Sunday at my parents house where we slept cozily together for three more hours. Her lashes resting on her cheeks may be one of the most beautiful things in the entire world. That and her knuckle dimples get me every time…Measuring… Carly on the huge wall measuring tape my parents have that they use to measure all the grandkids, and seeing that she has grown three and a half inches in…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 11 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{“I’m not tired” Exhibit A}Jumping… on the trampoline with Carly one afternoon and cracking up over how staticky our hair got.  She looked like a giant ray of sunshine.Building… amazing towers with magnetix after school each day.  These toys have been a great investment- all my kids play with them and they inspire lots of creativity.  This set is a good deal on Amazon.Snuggling… with Grady any time I am on the couch.  He jumps up like he is a…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 9 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{where grandpa fell} Napping… with Josh on Sunday afternoon while the kids had screen time and it was the best nap ever. Sometimes I can’t believe we have kids old enough to entertain themselves for an hour while we attempt to catch up on our lost decade of sleep. (Hah!)Prepping… for Monday, as usual, on Sunday.  Cleaning house, catching up on homework and doing loads of laundry. It always feels good to start the week feeling ahead of the game.Comforting……

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