I really do. When moving in with family, you wouldn't think the thing I would be most nervous about would be sharing a house with a bathroom scale. But there it was looming, waiting to tell me that I, in fact, was the elephant in the room. I know myself. While I was pregnant, my… Continue reading I hate scales.
I know it's a week into the new year and I'm just now posting this. This time I didn't come up with these before the first. I thought about not aiming for any goals or resolutions this year, but, to tell the truth, I would have done it anyway in my head, so I might… Continue reading Resolutions, goals, and the changes we want
I promise that while goal updates disappeared I did not stop working toward them, although things definitely slowed down here and there with everything going on. We traveled to Alaska in August for a week without our daughter and then drove to VA for a family wedding. All told, I was gone more than 3… Continue reading Year’s End Goal Update
Dear younger me Where do I start If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far Then you could be One step ahead Of all the painful memories still running through my head I wonder how much different things would be Dear younger me I cannot decide Do I give some speech… Continue reading Dear Younger Me
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2 This is my favorite "Christmas" verse because it is the epitome of hope. In my mind it conjures images of epic worlds and the darkness that overtook them - Mordor… Continue reading Christmas: A light has dawned
Something happened today that hasn't in a while. Aeryn willingly, happily even, rode on my back in our favorite carrier. We took an impromptu trip to Boston - Aeryn's second time in the city. After an extra long ride in the car seat, she wasn't too keen on being constrained again. That is until she… Continue reading The Weight of a Soul
(Photo by Lauren Kirkham Photography) Mom guilt is ridiculous. Seriously, it is. Because it is moms who care deeply about the well-being of their children and doing what is best for them that experience guilt over not being perfect at it. And if they care that deeply, then they are probably working pretty hard to… Continue reading Mom Guilt and the Seasons of Life
If you're like me you finished that phrase in your head, but actually we had turkey dinner because Thanksgiving lasts forever when your family is small and your bird is large. Today's win sometime around 4 pm was brought to you by my gracious husband who kicked me out of the house to write all… Continue reading Winner! Winner!
I made no announcement about participating in NaNoWriMo mostly because those early weeks required every spare moment to be spent participating just to keep up. More recently, if I was going to write, then it felt like I must write my story and not waste time and words writing about writing my story. You get… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017
The one year anniversary of this blog rolled around while I was in the midst of directing movers and deep cleaning our house. As I scrubbed walls and vacuumed up dog hair, I thought about how and why I started this blog because, with the chaos of the last few months, I have missed the… Continue reading Part 1 – How this whole thing got started