I was anxious with anticipation as I lay in the ultrasound room waiting to find out if I was having a boy or girl. It was my choice last time to wait to find out the sex of Big Brother N. This time, Seano really wanted to know. Prior to our 20-week appointment we had decided we would find out the sex of our growing baby. Little Brother N wasn’t cooperating as the ultrasound tech drove the wand over my belly and we waited and waited for what felt like hours but was probably mere seconds. Finally, she said, “Oh, I can tell what you are!” She proceeded to type, “Oh boy, I’m a boy!” on the ultrasound screen next his male parts. We were going to have another baby boy! Several things immediately went through my head: little boys love their mommas so hard, and I was going to be lucky enough to get to experience this again; a built in best friend for Big Brother N; and we would hardly need anything as I kept EVERYTHING from Big Brother N’s babyhood. So far, it seems I’m right on all three accounts. Continue reading
We have lots of intentional and accidental traditions in our house. Seano and I both seem to be creatures of habit. Not that we aren’t up for spontaneity, but we seem to function best in routine. One tradition that started accidentally but has become Continue reading
I know it can be intimidating but I promise you, there are Pinterest pins that are absolutely worth a try. The six projects I’m sharing today are tried and true. That’s right, your’s truly has been able to celebrate Pinterest wins! I am a real person with a normal life and I have successfully executed Continue reading
Oh my gosh! Can we just talk about weekends for a minute? The days that are supposed to give us sanity, allow us to spend precious time with our family, and fill us up before we head into another work week. All too often these days end up full of commitments, chores, projects, activities, and who knows what else. I certainly don’t mean to say that the commitments that fill our weekends up and steal them away aren’t worth it or full of things and people I love. But, with too much packed in a weekend, they’re gone in a blink. Let me share a few things with you that I’ve learned about weekends! Continue reading
As a working mom, I find it so much easier to take care of a few things on Sunday before we head back into the work week. It helps me to feel more in control and not so rushed on the week days, especially in the mornings. Here are a few of the things that help me out. Continue reading
I have been indulging in a little fantasy lately. I’ve been wondering what it would be like to employ my very own “Domestic Home Assistant.” This is the job title I have given to the imaginary person I’ve been dreaming of hiring. I’m not even sure if this is an alluring position name, but it is exactly what I feel would make my life a little easier right now. You see, there are some domestic home chores, such as toddler laundry and grocery shopping, that I would gladly give up or hire someone else to accomplish! Continue reading
Both guilt and conviction are part of the journey as we walk through this life. They are not the same. Conviction is life giving, and creates opportunity to make different or better choices that are in our best interest. Guilt is death bringing, soul swallowing, and leaves a person feeling “not good enough.” There is room for conviction in my life. Guilt is on its way out–forever.
I pretty much love Pinterest. It keeps all of the awesome things I find online organized. Confession: sometimes, it does make me feel like a slacker because I get so many ideas from it and the reality is, not many of them get completed. That’s a story for a different day. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite pins and hoping I get the motivation to put some of these into action! (Hint: To repin, click on the image or click on the original source to see, you guessed, the original source. :-))