I Lost a Part of My Breast to Breastfeeding

I believe in breastfeeding. I’ve seen all of the stats. I’ve read all of the research. I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, if I am able. ...more

I'm Going Back to Work and My Kid Made Me Feel Okay About It

So, I'm going back to work. Full time. ...more

But We Grew Here

And then he said: Let’s sell the house and move to a new one. My life has not been the same since. What was my husband thinking? Fast forward seven and a half months to our accepted offer. This moving thing was really happening. What were we ...more

Who Is that Woman with My Son?

Who is that woman with my son? She just stands there as Philip messes up the craft. At this table, the public library has a project in which a coffee filter is supposed to be glued to the top of the green rectangle of construction paper to become a ...more

A Little Ice Cream Before Dinner Never Hurt... RIGHT?

We live in Maine and this "eternal winter" is making my kids stir crazy which is in turn making me run out of ideas to keeping them from driving each other up the wall. I'm already hanging from the ceiling. So when I found out a few days ago that ...more

My Mother-in-Law Won't Apologize!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I've recently had some upset with my MIL.  Although I have apologized for my part of the disagreement, she is incapable of saying the words, "I'm sorry." What's the deal with people who can't say I'm sorry—like ever?!  And how do I restore good family relations when she won't do her part to smooth things over and move forward? ...more

My Daughter Is Infatuated with Boobs

My youngest tries to cop a little feel. Until recently, she'd be sitting on my lap for a snuggle and before I knew it, she'd have her hand pulling down the front of my shirt to peek in, her fingers reaching in. Or during story time, her head nestled on my unsuspecting shoulder, she'd reach over and squeeze one. And then she'd laugh. A big, guttural guffaw. I'd gently take her hands away. Those are mommy's privates. I'd turn my head and she'd try again. I'd repeat myself. Those are mommy's privates. ...more

Is It Difficult Coaching PeeWee Soccer?

Um… yeah…. ...more
Just in case I ever happen to have to coach again, does anyone have any advice on how to keep ...more

Dear Mother

(Me and Mom in 1991) Happy Birthday Mother dear! I love you so much. You have supported me, stood by me, loved me and taught me all my life ....more

Only By The Spirit {Fruit of the Spirit Floral Print Set}

Sometimes the fruit of the Spirit are flowers....more

Ham + Cheese Hashbrown Quiche

With Easter coming up, I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfast dishes. It is perfect for Easter Brunch or breakfast! I first made this back in the winter of 2006 (before we had kids) when we went to Sun Valley, Idaho with our Small Group for a long weekend ....more

Introducing the reason I’ve been quiet… and musings on my second son’s birth

If you typically follow my blog, you may have noticed the absence of posts for the past several weeks. And then you may have done the math from my previous posts and correctly deduced that I had my baby. Of course, you could be forgiven if you didn’t deduce as much because my would-be April Fool’s baby (his due date was April 2) was a couple weeks early and actually became a St ....more

One year later… keeping a promise

April 17, 2013 will always remain one of the scariest days of my life. Waiting while my (then) 10-year-old daughter was wheeled back for a surgery that was going to remove most of her right knee tissue, move muscles around in her leg and then cover everything up with a graft of skin taken from her thigh… Not knowing for sure if this entire procedure was going to completely eradicate every last microscopic tumor cell… Wondering how difficult the recovery would be and how long it would be before we would see our active, athletic daughter up and running around again… I am so glad to have those days of uncertainty and stress behind us! April 17th was the beginning of several months of recovery, rehab and therapy for Hannah, but she bounced back so much faster than we ever expected and now – one year later – you’d never even know what she went through without looking at the physical scars that are still visible but fading more every day ....more

Fashion Thursday: Edition because tomorrow is Good Friday

I decided to go ahead and do Fashion Friday on Thursday because tomorrow is Good Friday and I want to spend Easter Weekend focusing on what’s important. Not that fashion isn’t important, it just pales in comparison to the celebration of Easter and that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the grave. Anyway, here’s something cool ....more

antique route

I recently shared some of my favorite destinations along Pretoria's antique route over on Petit Elefant. Even if you don't have a trip planned to S. Africa, please check them out ....more

A Few Good Book Club Picks

I've been meeting with my face to face book club for two years and every month I look forward to meeting with the ladies to discuss the book we've picked for the month. We've had some great discussions and some mediocre discussions over the years, but it's always fun to see what the others thought of the book we read together as a group. Oddly enough, the books that I read with my book club are the ones that I'm least likely to write about here ....more

On saying Goodbye

So fair warning that this is a emotional, sentimental, tear filled post about my grandmother and if you're not into that sort of thing and looking for my usual bitchiness you should stop reading now and come back here later. My grandma, or my Yiya as we call her, is dying....more

Hearts for Home Blog Hop #61

Welcome to the...more