10 Things Parents Shouldn't Say To Non-Parents

Lately, I've seen some articles (this one in particular) about how people with kids are tired of hearing certain things from people without munchkins. I know, I know, we don't get it. But maybe, possibly, you're forgetting what it's like to not have kids. There are different stresses but stress none the less. ...more
I'm 28 and have been married for 8 years.  Many, many people tell me "ohhh you'll be next, don't ...more

THE YIN AND THE YANG/ SENSE AND NONSENSE

Sometimes I am immobilized by those 'light bulb moments', when I see the truth staring at me in glaring black and white.  You know those Kodak moments, don't you?  I am blessed/cursed with them at the same time.  I do not want to see the raw naked truth.  I rather not be in the know.  And that is the honest truth.  Is there any other kind?...more

IS IT TRUE?

Yesterday, I discovered exercise was the best medicine for my nervous jumping heart.  I was grateful for the loud music next door that pushed me onto my bike.  It was nice my SO (Significant Other) accompanied me....more
marisab Yes, I cry every time I watch The Joy Luck Club, too.  And so does my partner! :-)more

THE RHYTHM METHOD

The thing worse than having the blues is having the summer time blues.  You have no excuse for your feelings then.  There are all those upbeat songs about being happy like Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime.  Even my downbeat feet beat time to the rhythm.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= wvUQcnfwUUMIf you're in the need of mellowing, Ella can soothe you with her crooning.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XivELBdxVRM[/embed]...more

THE BLISS OF BEING

There's a price for bliss.  I suppose you know that.  I am paying today for that moment of sublime bliss in the garden yesterday.  My knuckles are swollen and achy, my hips stiff and unwieldy, not wanting to make the corners.  What the heck is the problem here?  Too much of a good thing?  A bliss is well worth the little achy creaky joints....more

A REASON AND A SEASON

I love weeding after a good rain.  Everything looks so green and luscious.  I feel I'm working in the garden of our Lord.  The soil is soft.  You can easily pull the weeds out. There is so much satisfaction in seeing your work coming into its own.  How can I not stand back and admire it all?...more

BREWING, WAGING, EXPLODING

I hate to contradict the FlyLady's motto, "You are not behind", but I am a day behind in writing my posts.  To make up, I'm going to start from where I am....more

The Bathroom Floor

Pretty much every day I do the regular tidying up of the house.  Wash dishes, put away toys and books, wipe down the tables, throw in a load of laundry, and maybe even sweep the floor.  Just enough to maintain my sanity and give the babes enough of a clean slate to create new clutter the next day.  It’s not often that I get to really clean the house.  Yes, I say that like it’s a reward to be able to deep clean because with three kids aged three and under, it kind of is.  I’m alone.  I can listen to music (or silence)....more

DON'T KICK MY ASS

image from Amazon.caToday was a no kick-ass day....more

Wednesday Mornings

You know that feeling right, when you know that things are changing. Wednesday mornings used to be set, I did the same thing, every Wednesday morning, every week. Well this morning and like the last 3 I am not doing what I always have. ...more