We had a rough morning. We had a rough week, actually. Some times (most times) I feel like I am failing at teaching my children adequate coping skills as it pertains to handling emotions. I forget that they are so young and I have unrealistic expectations in most scenarios. Waverly is going through her own … Continue reading The hell that is explaining money things to five year olds
So. I am feeling excited about something new. I have created a Facebook page to go along with this blog. I hope you'll join me (you can find it right in this page!). I'll be sharing my blog, of course, and also other things I see that pertain to parenting or gardening or cute puppies … Continue reading New changes!
Childhood. What a beautiful yet short lived time. One of my favorite pages and bloggers, Simple As That, reminded me that there are only 18 summers to spend with our kids before adulthood. More realistically, even, we have much less than that. The summers of spending day in and day out together are much shorter. At … Continue reading Childhood, summer, and simplicity
I "work" 84 hours a week. I make food. I plan trips. I remember birthdays. I spend a lot of time outside ensuring the safety of others. I make phone calls to schedule appointments. I clean clothes, wash dishes, sweep floors, vacuum. I wash windows, pick up, and organize. I do art projects. I do … Continue reading I am a Mom
It feels like this winter didn't want to end. Even now, it is May, and snow flew through the skies in our New England town yesterday. I stared out in disbelief, hoping it was not snow but the petals from our blossomed cherry tree. I counted the months remaining until fall returned. Not nearly enough, … Continue reading Everything is Temporary
I am sitting at the desk upstairs. In an attempt to regain some level of sanity, I am having "alone" time. Each day, I take a half hour to an hour to do whatever I'd please, but mostly I stare at the computer and beg the words to come. It is the way I have … Continue reading Enough and other random musings
Better. I know I want to be "better" because isn't that what everyone is supposed to want? To be better. To do better. To have better things, better clothes, better cars, better houses. Better than the person you know, better than the person you used to know but hate now. Better. I want to be … Continue reading Better: Trying to Make Changes