My Private Time

My Private TimeAs a mom of a busy three year old and a needy infant, I don't seem to have much time to myself. I've been having a hard time remembering to find time to read my Bible. It isn't that I don't want to, I just forget....more

Flat on My Back

My afternoon consisted of a speculum, a catheter and a Spanish/Italian doctor with a French accent. Jealous yet?It's not every day you get to see the inner workings of your uterus. Besides the fact that I broke out into a cold sweat just remembering this procedure seven years ago it went fairly well.Today was another reminder why it's taken this long to jump back on the fertility-treatment-bandwagon. So far this month I have had one consultation, four panels of blood work, three vaginal (yes, I said vagina) ultrasounds, an annual exam and an HSG....more

I once knew me...now, I'm not so sure.

I went upstairs and layed in the bed with the hubby for about 30 minutes or so before I realized that I wasn't going to be able to go to sleep. The giveaway?...more

10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School

There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School?*This is partly the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back to day one, an encouragement to those of us still engaged in doctoral and masters coursework, theses, and dissertations, and a chance to express the best of what we know to those thinking about embarking on a PhD or MA program....more
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IQ versus BBQ

A new study out of the London School of Economics and Political Science says that liberalism, atheism and sexual exclusivity in men are all signs of a higher IQ. Honestly, I don't think smarts has anything to do with it. The bottom line in determining whether you spend your Sundays sleeping in or singing hymns is in direct correlation to food. ...more

Blessings in Disguise

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes.  What one may consider a tragedy, a disaster, a curse, may actually be a blessing in disguise. I have learned not to be so quick to label situations.  What I consider bad, awful, tragic just may be a blessing, a gift or an answer to a prayer. ...more

The Easter Bunny does not take requests

Kiddo has decided that he needs to write a list so the Easter Bunny knows what he wants in his Easter Basket. I have tried explaining that Easter is still 6 weeks away so there is plenty of time to think about it. I have told Kiddo the Easter Bunny does not take requests like Santa Claus. So far my words have fallen on deaf ears. Here is Kiddo's Easter basket wish list for the Easter Bunny....more

Pancake Tuesday

I love the quirky little British holidays that, unlike our American commercialised ‘greeting card holidays’, I actually look forward to. For instance, last Tuesday was Pancake Day. In honor of the start of Lent, the British make pancakes to use up all the sugar, chocolate, syrup, etc. they have in their cupboards. At least, that is the idea. The reality is that most people these days actually go out and buy their pancake making ingredients –totally missing the point and spending about £15!...more

The Miracle Of Joy

A miraculous thing has happened in my life recently, something so beautiful that it must be shared.I have learnt to live life with real joy. Joy is not the same as happiness, which is situational. Rather, joy is an attitude, a spirit of thanksgiving & peace & contentment, as well as the knowledge that God is in control & that I'm resting in Him....more