Yesterday my mom asked me to look to see if I had a group photograph of my grandmother and her seven daughters taken at my grandmother's seventy-ninth birthday party several years ago. My grandmother needed a photo for a craft project they would soon be doing in the nursing home and when my mother took … Continue reading As Time Goes By
Lately mealtimes have become a struggle at our house. Abby used to be a fantastic eater but now I don't know what happened. She seems determined to see how much food she can get away with not eating. Unless the meal is scrambled eggs and sausage or pancakes with syrup she is not guaranteed to … Continue reading Why Do Mealtimes Have to be so Difficult?
I have had a sensitive stomach from morning sickness for a couple of weeks. So far it hasn't been too bad and I've only had to run to the bathroom a couple times. Yesterday happened to be one of those times. Abby and I were playing with her kitchen set and she had been handing … Continue reading Monkey See, Monkey Do
Oh, coffee, how I love thee. How else would I function at 5:00 a.m.? I cut out all but one cup of coffee a day when I found out I was pregnant. I knew I couldn't go cold turkey without getting headaches from not having the caffeine. This one is almost half unsweetened … Continue reading Coffee, a Mom’s Best Friend
My parents taught my sister and I a lot of things growing up. They gave us responsibilities and taught us to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, preparing us to be grown-ups. They taught us how to do a lot of things that many of my peers never learned to do until they had left home and … Continue reading Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult
A few weeks ago I realized that I say some really weird things to my kid sometimes. I decided to keep a list and share it with you. Maybe some of you can relate, maybe some of you will think I am crazy. Enjoy! Here is a list of some of the of the stupid … Continue reading Ten Ridiculous Things I Have Told My Toddler
Last night we had Chinese food for suller and the following was my fortune: Treat yourself to a good book for a needed rest and escape. It sounds like pretty sage advice to me. I have had a cold since Sunday. I've been feeling good pretty rough and it has pretty much wiped me … Continue reading My “Fortune” and Evening Plans