Simplifying the holidays is always my intention each year, but it is a struggle to maintain peace. The season immediately kicks off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, thrusting me into consumer mode. I’ll bet I spent at least five hours over the past few days looking through websites for good deals and adding items […]
I was working through the 2018 family budget this evening, assigning values to line items like birthdays, outings, holidays, etc. By birthdays, I listed out the ages my children will turn this year- 15,13,11,10,7- and then stared at the numbers in disbelief. Where did the time go? How is it possible that my children are […]
We are entering week two of summer vacation, and I have already had to run away from home once because the kids were driving me (and each other) crazy. Thank God I have a teenager who can cover for me in moments like these! Overall, though, it has been a good first week, and I […]
When I went into labor with my first child three weeks early, our plans for a home birth went out the window. We rushed to the hospital, where I gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz and having some respiratory difficulty. The NICU doctor whisked him away, and I found him an […]
It’s been so long, I’m not quite sure where to begin. Should I start with the funeral I attended today or with the stroke my mother had one month ago? Should I share my ongoing concern for my son with Crohn’s, who has been suffering from a flare for over a week now? Or, perhaps […]
Today, I am guest posting at What to Watch. For this week’s family movie night, we were delighted by The Peanuts Movie. Charles Schulz may be gone, but his spirit lives on through these endearing characters. Read my review here.
Today, it has been exactly two weeks since I began my sugar detox. I guess I can’t really call it a detox anymore, though. It is now slowly becoming a way of life for me. No one is more surprised than I am that I have made it this long without more than 20 grams […]
I read somewhere that day five of a sugar detox is the magic day when it all starts to click. Today, I found out that’s true! Last Day of Summer Vacation My first meal of the day was a bowl of Grape Nuts with unsweetened almond milk, which both tasted good and satisfied me. Since […]