Blueberry pie. Clearly, this is not a homemade pie. In fact, it's a 'I give up' pie. What's even better? I'm the one who ate the only missing piece and I didn't even want pie. Today started off pretty good, with morning mommy cuddles in bed. But, then, the tantrums started. My toddler threw a… Continue reading Pie and Grace: Life Lessons in Quarantine
Today, I was the mean mom for countless reasons. And tonight, I feel like a terrible mom because I always hate seeing my kid's face melt into sad tears, whether fake or real, when she is upset.
I made one of the best purchase recently. I found latex-free multi-purpose reusable cleaning gloves. This may seem like a silly or non exciting purchase, but let me explain why it is so important to me. See these hands? They are worn and withered. They are broken, bloody, and rough like leather. They aren't pretty… Continue reading A Pair of Gloves is One of the Best Purchases I’ve Made
There are attributes I applaud from each of you, and aspire to be, and yet, I celebrate being uniquely myself because I am a mom, a woman, an example.
It's one of my favorite days to celebrate, especially now that I'm a momma. Its Dr. Seuss' birthday, or National Read Across America Day! With all the colors, whimsy, and silliness, there is so many ways to celebrate, but so far, we have kept it fairly simple. I started by trying to read Hannah Green… Continue reading Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Its naptime in our house, and I know I need to rest. That's my self-care. Being pregnant, and in the third trimester means that rest is important. But, my anxiety tells me other things are more important. Even as I lie down, my mind races, making mental check lists and scheduling things that probably won't… Continue reading My Anxiety Doesn’t Allow Me to Stop
My husband and I had our very first date on Valentine's Day. And, let me tell you, it wasn't romantic at all. We had been building our friendship before we decided on a date. And,when we did decide to go on a date, we both agreed that February 14th would work with absolutely no pressure… Continue reading Our First Date was on Valentine’s Day, and We Don’t Celebrate
Do you have control issues? I know I do, especially when it comes to things done around the house. If we had a dishwasher, I'd want my husband to load it a certain way. I have to trust that he would so it 'right.' But, we don't, so I have a never ending pile of… Continue reading Chores, Control, & Toddlers: Learning to Trust God in the Process
I have a lot to get done today. My to-do list seems to keep growing, and my schedule is a little shifted around today to accommodate for everything. I have places to be, people to meet, and chores to do. Really, its not my typical day. I'm not that important. But, then, life happened. My… Continue reading Momma, You are Where You are Meant to Be
I played with Barbies today. Not haphazardly, but full on dressing them, going along with a story line. And, it. Was. Wonderful! This week has been a whirlwind for us. As you know, we moved into a new house this week, so being busy and tired is an understatement. Not to mention, being halfway through… Continue reading I Played with Barbies as an Adult and I Don’t Regret it