Just One Minute

February 18, 2014

Joshua, my best boy and pioneer child, has developed a new habit in the mornings. Actually, both of the kids have developed this habit. They start every day in the bed with me. Sometimes they come crawling in as early as 4:45 (too early) or as late as 7:15 (which might still be too early, […]

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February 13, 2014

So, hi there. I’ve missed this place. I’ve set a timer and I’m giving myself 20 minutes to say whatever I can in the time that I have. Because time is a fleeting thing for me. Or at least “free” time is fleeting. I’m not editing or worried about flow, so if this is disjointed, […]

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Hey, Look! I’m Over There!

January 24, 2014

“Hey, I’ve gotta go. Justin Bieber got arrested.” That’s how I ended my morning phone call with my BFF yesterday morning. Because that’s what I’m doing now. I have about 10 minutes before I fall asleep sitting up at my desk and thought maybe I’d take a minute to fill in the five people who […]

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The Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours. Go Do This!

January 20, 2014

If you’ve been around here for very long, you know I read Mockingjay to pass my labor with Emma. And then I may have cried while watching both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire on the big (and small) screens. (Okay, so yes, I cried.) So when I got the opportunity to go on the Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours […]

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State of the Weight Wednesday: False Start

January 15, 2014

Okay, it’s Wednesday. Right? I’m at Joshua’s swimming lessons, so yes, it must be Wednesday. Let’s do this SOTWW thing. Last week was pretty much a false start for me. I had high hopes of stepping on the scale this morning to find out I had busted my 32 for 31 goal right out of […]

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State of the Weight Wednesday: Hello, 2014

January 8, 2014

You didn’t forget about State of the Weight Wednesday, did you? Good, because even though it seemed like I did, I didn’t. I just took some time off from focusing on losing weight and getting physically fit to focus on my mental health a little. So let’s do this, shall we? Now that my anxiety […]

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Calm in the Chaos

January 7, 2014

Sometimes I reach breaking points with my anxiety and those times are always inopportune. Today was one of those days. We’re on a Super Mario Bros./Yo Gabba Gabba/Despicable Me 2/Goldfish crackers overload because of Winter break and Freezemageddon and the chaos in my brain has been threatening to overwhelm me all day long. I couldn’t shake […]

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Finding Balance in 2014

December 31, 2013

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the word of the year meme floating around on blogs. When I saw the first one, I immediately started thinking about what my word for 2014 would be. Should be. What does my year look like and what will I need to make it through? Balance. Starting next Monday, […]

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Caught Off Guard

December 29, 2013

I’ve had a post brewing about parenting and how very full my heart has been this week as I’ve watched Joshua and Emma play and I planned to write it tonight. But then I logged onto Facebook and got caught up in a conversation about spanking, of all things, on Katie‘s wall, and before I […]

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What I Want My Children To Know

December 22, 2013

There’s been so much discussion and argument and anger on the Internet this week, discussions which I’ve been unable to keep myself from joining. And the only thing I can think about–the thing that makes me speak up–is how much I love my children. Love is what this all keeps coming back to for me. […]

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