Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to School Frustrations and Funnies

Today is the 9th day of the 2016-2017 school year. The boys are in 1st grade and seem to like it so far. For the first few days, I went in and dropped them off at their classrooms. I also picked them up in person.

A photo posted by courtney anne ludwig (@cocoandtwins) on

When I did this, I PARKED MY CAR in the parking lot. I didn't leave it in the way of drivers. I didn't park in a red zone. I didn't park in an area that was marked NO Parking. I have been driving for half my life so I know the basics. I figured everyone else did too. For some reason, when parents get to school, they forget everything. (Which is ironic since we are expecting for our kids to go into school, pay attention, follow the directions, and learn. Maybe we should try to do the same. Well, THEY should. I am good.)

This morning was RIDICULOUS. I got the boys to school early. They are not allowed to be dropped off until 8:20 am, which is when we pulled into the parking lot. They qualify for the free breakfast and lunch program - so they get a hot breakfast (or cereal) every morning. Much better than what I can accomplish in the morning between breaking up fights and finding shoes!

Who else can relate? Share your stories in the comments. Follow me on Instagram for more pictures of my ridiculous crazy life with Sam and Jay.

OK, that was the funny. Next for a combo. Most Parents think Common Core is a major frustration. I think this is funny. My brain has always worked differently than others. (I am #crazy so it isn't hard to believe.) Go to the next page to read more...

Monday, August 22, 2016


People assume that when I call myself a #FatGirl it is an insult.

To me,  it isn't!  It is a descriptive word.  I am fat.  I am a girl. I am a fat girl. I have come to an understanding with my body. It is going to be a large, curvy, fluffy, big booty, covered in freckles and a side of sass.

I like who I am. I like myself. I am fairly healthy.  I am smart. I work from home around my limitations and earn income for the boys and myself. I am pretty.  I am a great storyteller.

I hope this new school happens to be great !