Today makes five whole years of being a mother. Five years ago today, at almost this exact time, we were welcoming new life into the world in the form of my 8 pound 1 ounce baby boy. I remember when I was pregnant thinking about what he would be like, thinking about what life would … Continue reading The Mother I Thought I Would Be.
I find myself reading back on things I've written on here, in my journals, and when I talk to people and thinking I must sound like a fool. I don't know how to tell a short story short, I don't know how to not over explain everything I try to say and give much more … Continue reading Romanticize your life.
As my husband has told me multiple times in the last year, "I never pictured you'd be a crazy chicken lady." Yet here I am. A year ago I decided I wanted to get some chicks. I started with four, realized one of them was actually a meat bird and they were not the breed … Continue reading My Backyard Chickens.
One thing I find myself repeating the older my son gets is, “Parenting didn’t come with a manual.” No one could write a book on remembering to cut your kids fingernails, how to tell him his cat died, or how to cope when they push you to the edge of your sanity. I call my … Continue reading Laughter Is The Best Medicine.
I think recently the world has been a little bit mixed up for everyone. I’ve thought a lot about what I wanted to blog about knowing that not just my family, but my community, county, state, and country is going through such a unique an unprecedented time. There are so many questions and not enough … Continue reading Practice the Pause.
For the longest time I had a Pinterest board titled, “Baby Number 2.” I always knew there would be a baby number two. Even after my first pregnancy after my son ended in miscarriage. I kept the Pinterest board. Then we decided one was enough but there that board set. Waiting to be used as … Continue reading Why I painted my bedroom purple.
The thought running through my mind lately is “be a little kinder than you need to.” I say it to myself when I need the reminder, because sometimes it’s not the first thing on my mind. But it’s on my mind so much because I see it in others. Lately I’ve encountered people that have … Continue reading Be a little kinder than you need to.
If you told me a few years ago that I'd one day be almost elbow deep in a dead deer, I would have laughed. Never in my life did I imagine I'd be the kind of person to gut out a deer. In fact, the first time I saw it done I was close to … Continue reading My First Hunting Season in 10 Years.
I feel like I’m always talking about a new concept or idea, some new way of living or thinking, but the truth is...I’m constantly growing and learning and paying attention to different things in my life. One thing I’ve noticed is the way we speak to ourselves and about ourselves matters. In any kind of … Continue reading the words we speak to ourselves.
My grandmother is what I'd call a firecracker. She's smart as a tack and just as feisty. She's the strongest woman I've ever known. She had such a huge role in my upbringing that I know I wouldn't be here without here. And I don't mean "here" as in where I am in life, I … Continue reading Be A Good Person.
You could search all over, but there is nothing in the world as strong as a mother. You see her every day, she could be struggling but you’d never know it. She is bright. She is smiling. She is tired. But she is strong. She’s the one losing sleep, worrying about tomorrows issues and … Continue reading Strong As A Mother.
I found myself putting off typing this...maybe it's because I have too much on my mind that I could say but regardless, here I am. It's the last day of 2019, but it's also the last day of a decade. New Year's Eve has always been my favorite holiday, I've never done anything exciting but … Continue reading The end of the year.
It's been a long day. Or a long week. It's been a long month, even. December means everyone is busy- shopping and preparing, traveling, trying to survive the holidays without losing their sanity. For me it's full of birthdays (almost all my siblings are born in December along with my husband and a few others), … Continue reading It’s been a long day.
As I tiptoe through my living room to crash on the couch knowing full well there's a kitchen that needs to be cleaned and a list of work things I need to get done, I don't feel guilty. All I wanted to do at the end of my day was take some time for myself. … Continue reading Be Your Own Number One.
Working at the Post Office I see more Christmas cards than you can imagine. I see the influx of them the week after thanksgiving. I see how early people come in to buy Christmas stamps. This year I decided to take some inspiration from all of that to do something I've wanted to do for … Continue reading Christmas Cards for Troops.