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


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

Simple Living

We live a pretty simple life.Outside of our needs we mostly live comfortably doing simple things - hanging out at home, grabbing a movie through Netflix, reading, spending time in the yard or at the park, traveling to a state or federal park for some forest adventures. We don't watch television, we cook most of our meals at home without much hoopla, and enjoy having less stress and fuss related to too much stuff....more

Resources for Lifelong Learning

Recently, I shared my thoughts and a few things I've been learning in just this last year, for the Carnival of Natural Parenting.I can't say that I've learned all those things on my own or through trial and error. I also didn't learn everything just from searching the internet on topics I was interested in....more