Having a whitespace (less stressed) Christmas sounded really good on a blog post, didn’t it? Ha-ha-ha. In reality, I’ve been very very busy. However, not too stressed, so, there’s that. I have said no to a lot of things: like decorating (beyond the Christmas tree and stockings) and baking (although there is a gluten-free cookie mix in the … [Read more…]
Christmastime last year was a very difficult one for me. My husband was working a low-end temporary job making $15 an hour – with no time off for the holidays (not even Thanksgiving or Christmas). We had no Veteran’s benefits coming in yet. Neither of us had healthcare. We were living in an 850 square … [Read more…]
Hello Family, Friends, and Readers! And welcome to this new online space here at Beautiful In His Time. I hope it feels comfortable and familiar, and yet that you are able to take advantage of some of the fun upgrades. Thank you so much for your patience. My site guru and I ran into a … [Read more…]
I and a friend are working behind the seasons to switch Beautiful In His Time from Wordpress.com to self-hosted Wordpress.org.
I think that there’s still a way to keep telling my story. To keep sharing openly and vulnerably. To shift focus more onto the beauty and still honor others in the telling.
Rather than giving an incentive such as desert for eating dinner, reward bite-for-bite with foods that are desirable to the child.
I urge you – mom’s especially – to take some time (before we get all caught up in it all) and evaluate what you want Christmas to look like for you. Make sure there’s whitespace around the edges of the to-do lists, shopping lists, and activity lists for life – and Christmas – to just happen the way that life so beautifully does.
I am continually in awe of the tired moms who land here every day, at the posts from the archives about mothering tired that continue to get sometimes hundreds of hits every day, and at the encouragement that all of this brings to both myself and others. Fatigue wears you down, isolates you from others, … [Read more…]
It’s been quite some time since the last edition, and there is so much beauty to share.
And then I find myself saying, “At some point, it can’t be all about me anymore.” I think I feel this shift coming – this dichotomy between what my blog is and what it could be.