Childhood · Parenting · Stories

We’ve Got This

The other night this little one sat down beside me with a piece of paper and a pencil. She began writing, telling me she didn’t want me to watch.

I smiled to myself, thinking she was likely drawing a picture, wondering what the beautiful result of her marks would be.

But minutes later, when she inched the page over my way with a sad look in her eyes, my smile fell along with my heart.

Butterflies and mermaids weren’t fluttering and flipping on it like I had expected; instead, there were words:

“I’m worried I’m not ready for second grade.” Continue reading “We’ve Got This”

Childhood · Nostalgia · Stories

Week 32: Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From My School Supplies | Everyday Nostalgia

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I’m dragging an open pair of scissors down the well-taped seam of a brown cardboard box. Generally speaking, this is a common occurrence in our household, given that my Amazon Prime membership makes it so incredibly easy to get basic, everyday items delivered to me in just two days.

But although having a package to open isn’t unusual, the contents inside are far from ordinary.

My daughter Zoey is next to me, her hands clasped tightly together, her little legs propelling her up and down into joyful, happy jumps. 

“What’s taking you so long?” Zoey exclaims, throwing her arms up in the air. “Hurry up! Please?!” Continue reading “Week 32: Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From My School Supplies | Everyday Nostalgia”

Music · Music Monday · Nostalgia

6 Songs That Take Me Back to My Middle School Years | Moonlight Sweetness

6 Songs That Take Me Back to My Middle School Years | The Nostalgia Diaries Blog

Even though school may be out for summer, that doesn’t mean we still can’t be nostalgic for our own (old) school days! And today’s reader-submitted nostalgic playlist, 6 Songs That Take Me Back to My Middle School Years by Andrea at Moonlight Sweetness, is sure to make you nostalgic for those fun, exciting, and—admittedly—sometimes painful middle school years. Continue reading “6 Songs That Take Me Back to My Middle School Years | Moonlight Sweetness”