Two weeks ago, I learned about a local opportunity for a “Mommy and Me Bootcamp” at the lake, an exercise program designed with busy moms in mind that involves exercising with your children. I was ecstatic. Ezra LOVES exercising with me at home, often counting for me or getting on my back/tummy while I do … [Read more…]
You go above and beyond and then way beyond that You do it all, yeah, you wear every hat Hopin’ someone that matters will realize you matter “Nothing to Prove” by Lonestar Lately it seems that about once every two weeks or so I have a day where I get so overwhelmed that I just … [Read more…]
So I’m not off to a good start this month. My mom asked me at the end of April what my theme for May was, if I had one. Um…do I have to have one? unMotivated May Mom’s-Gone-Mad May Today I vote for Moody May.
ENJOY BY JAN 06 2012 It was just a little phrase stamped across the top of the jug of apple cider that I pulled out of the fridge – but it caught my attention. Enjoy – who says that? I mean usually it says Sell by or Use by. But enjoy by? And I stopped. … [Read more…]
“Sometimes, when I am feeling like I need to escape the kids, I find that really what I need is just the opposite! What I need is to CONNECT with my children – one on one.”
I was going to get on here this morning and apologize for running behind on blogging…yet again. Then I realized that I didn’t really care that much. I love blogging. I love sharing my photos with the world. I love having a place to share inspirational thoughts or vent about life as it is. But … [Read more…]
Not long after I wrote my post about Losin it!, I started having better days. Things tend to work that way… First, God sent me my “Mommy’s Helper,” A young lady in my church who has a lot of babysitting and housekeeping experience. She came over and played with Ezra while I taught piano lessons … [Read more…]
I am not doing nearly as well as I had expected or hoped to during this deployment. I feel like I am losing my sanity. Last night I washed a load of clothes, put them in the dryer, and as they were drying I realized that I had never put detergent in the washer. A … [Read more…]
I know I haven’t blogged much recently…I haven’t felt much like it. If you have been keeping up with my Facebook posts, you know that the past two months have been difficult on me. Quite honestly, I am burned out. I’m burned out on deployment. We are 4 1/2 months in, with a good 4 … [Read more…]
This is my third Mother’s Day. My first Mother’s Day, I celebrated a life in the arms of Jesus, and mourned the loss of our first little one.
I ran out of milk sometime last week. Well, actually, I didn’t run out…it expired, and I didn’t have any left to replace it. Thus begins the madness that is also known as “the last 5 days of my life.” I shall begin with Thursday morning’s status update: FRG calls – almost done. Photos ordered- … [Read more…]
Today Ezra is 4 weeks old! He has grown immensely in the last month and is changing and acting more grown up every day…it’s astonishing! It took him about 2 1/2 weeks, but he finally figured out how to nurse! Let me say that was a very rough process! I came very close to giving … [Read more…]
Ezra was born September 7th, 10:32 PM. He weighed 9 lbs 13 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. When I ended up delivering Ezra by cesarean (that is a long story in itself which I will post about later), it was immensely difficult. But if I had known then what my recovery would be … [Read more…]
I laid in bed the other night struggling to find a comfortable position in which to sleep. Amongst all of the tossing and turning I was struck with the realization that “I’ve done this before.” At the risk of sounding extremely melodramatic… Deployment and pregnancy have a lot in common.
I have received a few comments that have expressed a bit of surprise at how much “baby stuff” I’ve done this early in my pregnancy. In some ways, I’ve been a little surprised, because to me it just seems so normal. I’ve waited to be a mommy for a long time, so it just makes … [Read more…]