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Shealy Stories · 4M ago

The last year...

May 26, 2016: We finally got the okay early in the week that Amos and Maria could come for 30 days, with the hope that we would receive ICPC and they could stay forever. Their great grandp...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

Update on Ian...April and June

In April we took Ian back to the Otolaryngologist in Cincinnati for a follow-up appointment.  The appointment had been pushed out a few times because of weather and other circumstances.Appoi...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

Dear Mom who is ahead of me in life

Dear Mom who is ahead of me in life,When you say, "Enjoy these days, dear.  If you blink, you will miss them.  You will miss these days when your little ones are raised," you will need to be...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

Teaching manners...Asking for things politely

When my children want something, I don't want them to say, "I want this," or "Get this for me."  My desire is that they ask nicely and politely, with what I consider good manners.  For my ol...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

What do your children think about you?

Do you ever wish you could have someone interview your children, asking their thoughts on you, and secretly video tape them? Something like this was done a while back.  Mothers were asked "W...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

Bring your children to tears...in a good way

If you didn't read my post from yesterday you should stop reading now, and go back.  It was a bad day.  It really wasn't good for anyone in our house.  It stretched me.  I was overwhelmed.  ...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

An Exasperated Mom

Day 1, week 2 of another school year...Breakfast*say goodbye to daddy*I start reading History to the older 5*lil'6 says, "Mommy, Ligon is pottying on the floor!"*Stop History*Clean up pee*st...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

Prepping for another year of school 2014-2015

The Summer has flown by, curriculum has been ordered, new markers, pencils, and glue have been purchased and it is time to plan and get organized!I have been asked several times about our sc...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

Ian's trip to Cincinnati...Otolaryngology

Roger, Ian, and I left for Cincinnati Monday afternoon, so we could spend the night close to the hospital where we would be taking Ian the following morning.  We could have left home really ...
Shealy Stories · 4M ago

An Ian update...discovering hearing loss and where we go from here

Our gorgeous little Ian turned 5 last month.  I took him to the ENT on his birthday.  He got tubes placed in his ears 3 years ago, and although both had come out of the eardrums, one was sti...