Tag Archive | Family

all under control?

“You’re very calm for a new mother.” Those were the words I heard from the doctor when I took my 1 week old son in for a checkup. And there have been similar comments, such as:  “You look very at ease for this being your first.”  “You’re a very relaxed mom.”  etc. Yeah, well….. You […]

it’s a boy!

home + kids = tidy??

Is it possible?  Is it necessary?  Here’s a great post from my new favorite blog. Why It’s Important To Keep A Tidy Home While Your Children Are Young Most of us young homemaking mamas grew up with people like Martha Stewart and magazines like Good Housekeeping, Southern Living…the list goes on.  All of these sources […]

repurpose craft

Here is my latest craft project.  There really wasn’t much to it, but I just love how it looks!One of the curious items my husband and I found in our attic was a Denver Mint money bag from 1978.  This bag has some significance though, a little piece of family history. ………………………………………..the story behind it………………………………………..Many […]

that smile

My cousin has a little boy who is 3 years old.  He has the most adorable smile I have ever seen!  There’s something about it… the shallow dimple, the chubby cheeks, the way his lips turn up at the corners……  There’s just something about that smile that warms my heart and makes my day.  Something […]

empty arms

Last week, my husband and I went to see my midwife for a post-miscarriage visit.  At one point, toward the end of the visit, she was telling me of a conversation she’d had when she worked in a bank years ago.  Someone had lost a child to SIDS and that was the topic of the […]

then I sat down and cried

Beginning around age 12 and continuing for about the next 15 years, I kept a journal.  It was what I turned to during intense emotional pain.  I wrote things I couldn’t talk about.  Somehow it just always flowed better on paper than in conversation.  Or if it didn’t make any sense at all, that was […]