Taking care of my body after a year of binging - Day 5-7

I haven't been on this site for several days. That’s because my daughter is finally sleeping early. I am so happy that I finally have time to myself to relax or to clean up that that when I put her down to bed, I find myself laying on the couch to relax for 5 minutes and before I know it, a brick falls on my head and I’m knocked out, snoring to my hearts content. When I finally awaken, it is 3:00 a.m. and I rush to gather my stuff for the morning rush and off I go back to bed. It’s been this way for the last several days....more

Constant Counting

The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) reports that 3% of people in the United States have OCD. Typical age of onset for boys is 6 to 15, while for women it is often later, between the ages of 20 and 30. Research suggests that genetics, abuse, and other factors contribute to the development of the disorder....more

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Piercing My Nose. Or Not.

This was going to be a story of feminism and self-ownership: The search for my nose began as a child. Mine was round and very unlike my mother's regal Roman nose. My birth father was long gone, but old photographs bore evidence of a nose bent and flattened from repeated breaking, a hazard of soccer and Spanish blood run hot. My nose did not have the narrow British look of my grandmother's nor the prominent Italian bulge of my grandfather's. It had no match, no ancestry, no belonging. ...more
Tamara, I saw on Facebook you did get it after all. Originally a small dot, and now a beautiful ...more

Creeping

I have thought a lot about other moms since my divorce nearly five years ago. We moved after we divorced and had to make a new set of friends. I tried at first to be the mom I had been before the divorce. We were at a new school and I wanted to volunteer and be that over-achiever mom I used to be, in another life, another place, another time....more

Not necessarily negative at all! I love playing with the word "creeping." It is very ...more

March is Here: Updike's Got It Right

In keeping with tradition at Maine-ly Home, here's John Updike's take on March. Have you gotten your copy of A Child's Calendar?...more

These Kids Are My Whole World

And that is why I am going to post a gazillion pictures in this post!  And you will love them all, just as much if not more than I do.  Okay that was a lie, but I think you'll like them. A lot.Levi has an obsession with shoes....more

I love the photos!

~Denise
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Perfect Moment Monday: Down with the Sickness

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what I wore this weekend - maternity edition

Hey there friends, how was your weekend? We spent most of Saturday driving home from a little getaway, unpacking, doing laundry and all that fun stuff ;) Then on Sunday we went to look at a couple of homes that my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law are possibly wanting to buy, which took longer than expected and we ended up coming home pretty late. Overall a pretty uneventful weekend. Here is what I wore on Sunday....more

Cancer Sisters and the Scene By the Sea

As a pastor’s family, we are often given the honor of being involved in the different passages of life that affect various members of our congregation. Ten days ago, one of those passages came in the form of a memorial service for a church member’s daughter, Allison, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-seven. She left behind a daughter in her teens and a son in his twenties. ...more

I really appreciated being able to read about Allison and the beautiful way in which you and ...more