Just One of Them Days

It started off like any other ordinary day. I woke feeling refreshed with a small list of tasks to complete. I sat down and did some social media tasks for the blog post that day. Baby Boy slept for awhile before coming to find me. I held and rocked him back to sleep. After finishing some blogging, I went to start a household task, Baby Boy wanted to be near me, so he tagged along while I got started. The task went well enough and I finished the first and second step without any issues....more

Months Gone By

Boy has it been awhile since I've written a Month in Review post!  Now that I've gotten back into the swing of things with blogging, I figured it's time to do a bit of catch up.I basically dropped off the scene, minus a few scheduled posts back in late March. I remember telling wanting not to quit, but not having the energy or the fortitude to sit up and do any blogging. I remember the disappointment I felt not being part of the blogging community anymore and I remember the how I wanted so badly to try....more

The Tender Moments

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever stop watching him sleep.There's nothing better than being curled up with Baby Boy sleeping. I feel the tenderest at those times. I know he's safe and secure. It's quiet and I can easily reflect on the joy that is him.Listening to the soft breathing. Steady in and out. It's a great musical score. Especially as everything else is still....more

Twisting My Kaleidoscope - Book Review

Shannon Love's story of psychosis while a mother of 3, living abroad is compelling. It's not only compelling because as a person who's never suffered psychosis I get a peek into her world, it's compelling more through her family's fight for her sanity, even when she was in the midst of her first psychotic break, she thought all was well....more

2 Years = 730 Days and Counting

Baby Boy,Momma is very late in writing you this letter commemorating your 2nd birthday and entry into your 3rd year here with us. I know you likely won't remember when you're older, but Momma was sick with pregnancy of your first sibling. I had some grand, bit not over the top, plans for your birthday celebration. None of them happened. Now, even a couple months past your birthday and I still feel guilty about it....more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: The First Months

I'm writing this post much later than I expected to write it when we first discovered we were being blessed to bring another child into our family. As I sat to write, it was the 17th week of this pregnancy, so I'm playing a bit of catch up when it comes to the updates, but hang tight, they're coming!Take a look at my belly so far:...more

Dear Almost 30-year-old Me

*This post was supposed to be included in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting group yesterday, but alas, I was too slow getting it finalized to have it submitted in time. I'll chalk that one up pregnancy brain and still working at getting the house in order.*Dear Almost 30-year-old Me,...more

Frustration...

Uggh....I'm not getting to this here blog like I want. It's frustrating me. But, so is the endlessly dirty, disorganized, and messy house these days. If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm either busy helping Hun with something, while we both battle Baby Boy's inquiries and ever more endless interruptions, trying to get a little rest or relaxation, cooking, sweeping the kitchen floor for the one millionth time (it seems), feeling a bit sluggish, or just generally not getting anything done....more

Prayers for the Stolen - Book Review

Another really great book. I enjoyed Jennifer Clement's Prayers for the Stolen, one full of dismal conditions, heartache, growth, pain, loss, and redemption. The writing itself can keep you engaged, but you'll want to stick around in the story anyway. The absolute poverty of the area grips your heart and you gain a new understanding of struggle....more

Current Thougths

It's interesting to think about writing and blogging because I've been away for so long. It's like I'm out of practice and so I don't have topics and ideas that have been brewing. That's different for me. Since I altered my blogging schedule to only posting 3 days a week this year, I've still had things to write about. Being away from the Internet and other bloggers, only focusing on somehow making it through each day for the last couple of months, it seems my mind is blank....more