Thanksgiving for us railroad families north of the border is approaching quickly. Like any holiday or special occasion planning anything with a railroader can be tricky. I actually almost forgot it was Thanksgiving on Monday because my railroader is taking some earned days off for some much needed family time. I was more concerned… Continue reading Thanksgiving on the Railroad
As a homeschool mom, organization is super important to me. I used this printable when I was only homeschooling one child and it was super helpful for my daughter to see what she needed to accomplish every day. Since I’ll be homeschooling two this September, I feel like it will be an even more valuable… Continue reading My Weekly Checklist Printable
It’s official! I signed the last of the papers and I’ll be homeschooling my two oldest next year…Grade 1 and Grade 4. Wait, you homeschool? Yes! Why?!?! How much time do you have?…is often how the conversation goes once people find out we homeschool. There are really a lot of reasons why we decided… Continue reading You Homeschool? Why?!?!
Many of us just celebrated those amazing men in our life we call Dad, Daddy, Papa or Father. For railroad families we celebrate Father’s Day a little bit differently. We celebrate Father’s Day when that special man we call our railroader is home. To the railroad, Father’s Day is just another day. If trains… Continue reading Just Another Day
Today is National Fudge Day in the United States. You all knew that, right? I bet most of you had it marked down on your calendar, all the supplies were bought and you are just taking a break from your fudge making festivities to read this. No? Well that’s okay because I just found out… Continue reading Happy National Fudge Day!
I have hummed and hawed about writing this blog post and it has actually caused me to lose some sleep over possibly writing it. Suicide is a tough subject and by no means do I have any sort of expertise about it. I posted a news article on Life of a Railroad Wife Facebook page… Continue reading Suicide on the Rails
Have you ever gone to work tired? I’m sure all of us have at one time or another. I used to work split shifts on the weekend before my husband started with the railroad. They were awful! I would work from 7:00 am to 11:30 am have a break and then go back to work… Continue reading Railroad Employee Fatigue…It’s A Real Thing
My railroader can be gone anywhere from 24-48 hours at a time. While he’s away he needs to eat but trying to pack a lunch…and a dinner…and a breakfast (not always in that order) can be quite the challenge. So the first challenge is not knowing how long you are going to be away for.… Continue reading Pizza Buns and Done!
We have a three year old…Lord help us all! So my youngest turned three on May 29. She has a personality all of her own. She is spicy, sassy and sweet and we love her so much…well most of the time anyways. She is my most trying child. She is stubborn and strong willed and… Continue reading We Have A Three Year Old!
Okay, so this is the last post in this series. I’m sure I could go on and on about all the things I wish I knew but I’ll spare you for now. So I’ll leave this on a positive note because in reality not all things about the railroad are bad. As much as my… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Five