Life Breath Present

I'm a stay-at-home mother to a little boy and soul married to a truly wonderful man.  I've never raised a child, let alone a boy.

I blog, I taught myself to crochet, I breastfeed, co-sleep, and babywear.  I strive to simplify our lives and eat  natural foods.  I love adventures, especially when it involves 'playing' outside (state parks, mountains, etc.).

Fear and Letting Go

It's hard to be in this place again. The place of fear. Fear and I, though well acquainted overall, aren't the best of friends.Logically I know things are different with my father this go around, not quite as scary, it's still difficult to be in a place of not knowing what is going on and how to resolve it. My father is alert and can make decisions for himself, answer and ask questions, as well as give information easily. This make my role as helper easier....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 3/2/14

Wow, this year is going by already! One way to stay present and enjoy life, as the days pass, is by remaining grateful for even the smallest of things. One way I do this is by participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for. Participating is also something I'm grateful for, as it's a reminder of the friendships I'm building with those I've never even met....more

Internet Eye-Opener

Sometimes I just don't know how much I rely on the internet. When my father's internet wasn't working properly and he made the decision to change providers last week, I wasn't able to use my computer on the internet. That was tough. It's already tough being out of my regular routine, though I'm slowly establishing an adapted one more and more. It's been tough knowing how much I try to work on my blog and then life happens, keeping me somewhat from continuing how I'd been going. I'm even having trouble writing in general (post upcoming)....more

Unstoppable - Book Review

It's quite rare that I pick up a book and don't finish it. When this has happened in the past, I've plowed through it on occasion, finding some satisfaction in the book or (more often) just being plain bored and uninterested. In more recent years though, if something doesn't interest me by around halfway, then I just stop reading it. To continue is torture, for me. To stop is freedom. I can move on to something more interesting or enlightening or entertaining....more

It's Been 10 Months!!

Baby Boy is now 10 months old. He's 10 Months Old!! Yes, he is 10 months. I can't believe it. I don't really know how this happened. I don't really know how I became the mother of a 10 month old, busy Baby Boy....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 2/24/14

As I've been dealing with my father's health crisis and recovery process, gratitude has been at the forefront of my mind. I've had immense gratitude for the smallest of things. I enjoy participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad to share some of the things I'm thankful for....more

When Lives Are Linked

There is so so much that goes into a life. So many things to sort through. So many things that keep life going. For many people, at some point there's a melding of two lives into a rather singular one.Either way, removing only one name or one person leaving the home could mean the difference between keeping the electricity on, cancelling an insurance policy, or access to funds that the other earned and deposited. It's a wonder how separations can end amicably even without emotional attachments.It takes work, but I do stay, by choice....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 2/16/14

As I've been dealing with my father's health crisis, gratitude has been at the forefront of my mind. I've had immense gratitude for the smallest of things. Now that things are no longer critical, I have a little time to participation in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad....more

Questions About V-Day (Free Printables, too)

I was never one of those girls that wanted cards, candy, flowers, and jewelry for Valentine's Day. I always viewed these gifts as unimportant if bought and given on Valentines Day as per "the standard". Even at my most young self, I didn't care for these things. This isn't to say I don't think they're nice, I just understand they really hold no meaningful value in and of themselves.Experiences make life worthwhile. Shared experiences bring so much more to a person, a couple, a family, a child. At the same time, I value meaningful traditions....more

Share Your World - 2014 Week 6

Cee's Photography and the weekly list of questions for Share Your World started again this year. Here's to 52 weeks of sharing little extra tidbits about myself!For your convenience, at the end of every "Share Your World" post, I'll link my previous answers. Previous questions, with answers, from Cee's Photography can be found here....more