Year 5, Day 217: Baby’s First Day of Remote Learning!

Hurricane Ian is carving a destructive swath across Florida and the Carolinas today. Having lived through Hurricane Hugo, I've witnessed firsthand just how devastating these storms can be, and I completely understood why Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made the decision to switch to remote learning for today despite the fact that the worst damage I saw was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 217: Baby’s First Day of Remote Learning!

Year 5, Day 216: Baby’s First School Lockdown!

With Hurricane Ian continuing its lurching trek across the southeast US, we received an email this afternoon letting us know that Miles's school would be going remote tomorrow. This, however, got a bit buried, because just before that we received our first (of what I am absolutely certain will be MANY in the years to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 216: Baby’s First School Lockdown!

Year 5, Day 189: Baby’s Last Day of Daycare!

On June 19, way back in the "BC" (before COVID) era in the year 2018, Miles started daycare. Not even five months old, he started attending what would be his home away from home for the next four years. Now, as a four-year-old looking back, Miles surely doesn't even remember a life without daycare. Even … Continue reading Year 5, Day 189: Baby’s Last Day of Daycare!

Year 5, Day 187: Baby’s First Day of Pre-K!

This morning, I came downstairs to absolute chaos. Miles was crying, Jaclyn was frustrated, and I was left wondering just how things got to this point. It was shoes. Today was Miles's first day of school at Cadence Academy. While he won't be attending daily until after Labor Day, the new students' first days are … Continue reading Year 5, Day 187: Baby’s First Day of Pre-K!