Everything and Nothing Hurts

*I wrote this short piece in the immediate weeks following my Dad's death. I'm sharing it here, with you all, because everything in this piece is still true. Sometimes I don't hurt as bad as other times, but the hurt and pain is all still so very very true. And I'm stuck sometimes because I often feel more lost than I let on.*...more

Starting Over Again and Being Brave

Do you ever get so behind on something you're not sure where or how to start again? Do you carry around guilt about being behind? Do you also sometimes wonder at what seems futile in getting started again because you're so behind its like starting completely over? How about if this has happened a few times in what seems like such a short period of time, that to start really would be like starting completely over because you've changed?...more

Gain More Order in My Day: The Plan

Last week, I shared my struggle with how my days are going and that I really want need a change. I need to not feel like I'm just bumbling through an entire day, while simultaneously thinking I haven't done anything. In essence, I no longer want to feel like I'm not accomplishing any goals or even working on them and I also don't want to 'fly by the seat of my pants'.All of this tends to end up with yelling, some resentful feelings and thoughts, impatience, and general distraught-ness....more

Gain More Order in My Day

Have you ever thought to yourself: my days are crazy, I don't get anything done, and things are just so out of order?  Well, so have I.  For example, take a look at how my days typically begin:...more

2016 One Word: Intention

So, I might be a but late in getting my one word for 2016 posted, but some things are better late than never, right? Besides, as I mentioned in a previous post, I'm getting back into blogging slowly. Afterall, I do have a (not so wee) 2 month old, as well as my bubbly 2 and a half year old. So, I'm still in some ways getting the hang of this parenting 2 children thing....more

2016 Goals (or at least what I hope for myself)

There's something about a new year that sets in motion all manner of plans and thinking and goal making. Some people go the ol' resolution route. Some, do nothing. Others, like me, have a bunch of ideas and hopes that may be put together rather haphazardly. Although, I do have to admit, this year, things aren't feeling as haphazard as they usually do. There's probably a bunch of reasons for this, though I believe in large part, this change is part of the whole coming out of a year of pregnancy where little to no movement seemed to have happened....more

A Slooow Return to Blogging

Hi there fellow bloggers and lovely readers!I'm excited, nervous, overwhelmed, and oh so happy to be back!I've been gone for so long, I even wondered if it was worth it to come back....I know I have so much work ahead of me, but the routine of blogging, the connectedness and engagement with others, the chance to write out my thoughts and feelings, and to be heard and understood and even just work through my life journey....more

Endings

When you get to the end of a show, one with a good story. Just the right amount of conflict, but also resolutions, progress. One you feel connected somehow to the characters' lives. I always want to know more. I want to see what other adventures the characters have. I want to know more. I want to see more growth and change.That's how I feel at the end of a good show. Not movies, just TV shows. You know where you build and build and resolve and turn and change through life with them....more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: 34 Weeks, Names Changes, and More

Before we really get into the pregnancy talk this week, I want to share with you all a few changes happening here on the blog. ...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Cleaning

As I'm sure you've picked up from the series so far, Baby Boy really is a great help around the house!  And, what's even better, he enjoys doing tasks that Hun and I do.  Baby Boy has always wanted to be involved in what we're doing, whether it be work on the computer, writing, drawing, crafting, working on the car, remodeling the house, or even cleaning.Today, I'm highlighting some of the ways in which he helps to keep the house more clean and organized.Wiping up spills (or potty accidents)Wiping the tables and chairs after meals...more
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