How Can We Stay Calm When Our Children Don't Listen To Us?

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others”- Buddha ...more

Good Morning, Sunshine

 4:32 AM Loud Child: Mom, I have tuh pee! Mom: Uh huh…go ahead…I’m listening…hurry up and come back…*groan* Loud Child: Mom, can I have some PBS and some juice? ...more

Honesty. In life and death.

“Mom?”“Hi, honey.”“Mom, I have to tell you something.”“Ok.”She held my hand and smiled at me.“Mom, is it hard for you to concentrate?”“I don’t know.”She frowned.  ...more

At My Mother's Table

Tables are pretty much the most important pieces of furniture in any Mediterranean house.  When Alfie hit six months and we started to think about weaning, we got rid of the sofa, and crow barred in a small but perfectly formed table....more

The fear of the unknown.

Suddenly, I was very nervous.  I wanted to laugh at myself but my gut instinct told me to listen. I had never needed any medical tests before.  I was extremely healthy.  This ultrasound was my first ever.  As was this pregnancy.  ...more
melanie jean juneau The Prose monster has been addressed! ;)more

Monday Memories

Wow, what a busy week! I feel like I've had zero down time this week, but it was a super fun! Where to even begin?! In fact, it was so busy that I barely remembered to take pictures. Oops! I can't believe how nice the weather has been this week. After a week of snow and ice, it's like God knew that I couldn't handle anymore. We've had temperatures in the 60s and 70s and I'm loving every second of it. ...more

Playing Tourist in your Own City

Two months into our grand move and I think we are all -finally- settling in to a routing and feeling a little more like "Texans".  This weekend we decided to head out of our little corner of H-town and explore some of the gazillion things there are to do in this city....more

Moving on with life when her daughter had lost hers.

Life goes on. ...more

My sister nearly died.

She nearly died. I was sure she would die. ...more

"F" Fertility!

This month, and maybe the month or two after, will be my "F Fertility!" months. This mama-to-be needs a break! That's right, I said it, "mama-to-be". I am not a "hopeful mamma" or "currently trying". I am a mama-to-be because I know deep down that I will be a mama someday, somehow, someway. I just know it. But, for right now...F fertility!F running out of work every few days just to rush through traffic to get to the doctor's office in time for my 400th ultrasound!...more