Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Friday, April 30, 2010
A Much Better Day
When I decided to quit my job to stay at home with the kids, I underestimated the "burn-out" factor. Staying at home full time after working in an intellectually stimulating career has been wonderful, for the most part. Unfortunately, there is no break when you are Mom. Add in an insomniac toddler, a winter full of medical problems, and a spate of bad weather... and the weariness factor increases tenfold. There is a high probability that I am losing my ability to communicate with adults.
Truth be told, we need a vacation. I'm not going to get a "real" vacation this year (while Dennis and Matt are camping in the Sequoias with family, Nolan and I will be at John Tracy). Still, some attempt at a vacation must be planned, because I am becoming a rather stressed-out mother. And stressed out mommies are no good to anyone.
So we're going to Pittsburgh. It might not be the Bahamas, but it is close enough to do over a long weekend, and it has plenty to do for small children. I managed to secure a decent three-star hotel in Greentree, PA for $59 per night on hotwire.com. It has an indoor-outdoor pool, is in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, and it has free parking.
We're going to visit the Children's Museum, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium over Memorial Day weekend. No doctor appointments, no therapy, no rushing to preschool/swimming lessons/ice skating lessons/MOPS/library story hour/speech therapy. Just a nice, long weekend of swimming, playing, and visiting a few new places.
I truly cannot wait for this little trip!