Act 1, Scene 2

The change is subtle, yet always shocking.

One moment, he’s a baby, crawling and squawking for milk. A perfect picture of dependence. It was only a few days ago that I gave birth to him, right?

Then one unexpected day, a step is taken. A precarious, hesitant, definitive step. And from that moment on, the little back seems straighter, stout legs grow firmer. The curtain falls on the infant, and rises to reveal the little boy in the next scene. Continue reading “Act 1, Scene 2”

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I Want A Perfect Life (and other lies I tell myself as I hide in the bathroom from my kids…)

My four year old spilled milk on the floor….for the third time today.

And if you even think about spouting the phrase “Don’t cry over spilled milk”, I swear I will go full southern mama on you! (it’s the only time I say “ya’ll”)

Because, come on, really the only person who deserves the right to cry over spilled milk is the mom of small children (or maybe a milk maid who carried several gallons’ worth up hill…. in three feet of snow… at night…) Continue reading “I Want A Perfect Life (and other lies I tell myself as I hide in the bathroom from my kids…)”

Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #181- 200

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful. 

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.

Continue reading “Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #181- 200”

The Curse of “And” (or Motherhood Rant #836,283)

It’s been one of those days.

Or weeks.

You know the ones I’m talking about. The days when motherhood feels just so. Dang. Heavy. Weeks when you are overwhelmed by both the scribbled lists of tasks, and the empty lines that lie beneath them.

Pressure to check off the boxes, AND pressure to add more boxes. Continue reading “The Curse of “And” (or Motherhood Rant #836,283)”

Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #166-180

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful. 

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.

Continue reading “Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #166-180”

3 Things I’m Not Resolving This Year (and 3 I am)

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

No better way to start out the new year than with a head cold! Things can only get better from here, right?

Everyone’s been talking about their New Year’s resolutions (or ignoring them), and I’m doing the same, just typing them out in between sneezes and episodes of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.

It’s been a few years since I made any resolutions (having annual babies will do that…), and I wanted to this year. But…..I wanted to do it differently this time around. Continue reading “3 Things I’m Not Resolving This Year (and 3 I am)”

Top Five Favorite Posts In 2017

You guys. I am blown away by how much this tiny blog has grown this year, and most of that is attributed to YOU!!! 

Thank you for checking out my posts, commenting, liking, and sharing. It means a great deal to this often frazzled mama.

So, to wrap up this wonderful year of 2017, here are the top five most viewed posts from the past twelve months:

4 Things I Learned From My No Spending Month

4 Things

 

What You Can See…When the Clutter Is Gone

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15 Ideas for Letter Writing

15 Ideas

 

The Forgotten Gift: Letters

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What to Give When They Don’t Want Stuff

What to Give

 

Thank you again! Excited to see what the new year brings!!!