The Case Against the Flawed (almost) SAHM - SAHM Project - Entry Seven

Self-evaluation is never easy. No one likes to admit when, or how many times, they are wrong. This is especially true for me. But, self-evaluation is necessary for any real, beneficial changes to occur in ones behaviors. And it seems on days that I am most adament about avoiding the blemishes on my character, my husband turns into a gigantic, gaudy mirror, waiting with baited breath to point out that I'm not as sweet as I claim to be. ...more

The Friday Thoughts of This Mama Says

Hi Fellow Bloggers! Would you beleive me if I told you I never knew about social media with moms, giveaways, and the 'whole world' of mommy bloggers until about 3 weeks ago? Hard to beleive I bet! I had my kids so close together I swear you can call me insane! My youngest was born when my oldest was a week and  a half shy of his 3rd birthday, and guess what!, I have four of them! wowzers, huh! I wouldn't trade it for the world and they are my entire world. ...more

When Worlds Collide

Finding a way at:   2 min 17sec.   ...more

The Travel Athlete - Finding Family Balance

  (MORE SPORTS GIRL TALK) At age 6 my oldest was traveling the region. Within a couple of years, he was traveling the country.  From that point on, through his senior year in high school, he was labeled an elite gymnast, life controlled by the rigors of relatively intense training and travel. Of course school and a social life had to figure prominently in his schedule as well. Life could have easily revolved around his needs and his needs alone....more

The Trimesters of Life - SAHM Project - Entry Six

Pregnancy and I have a love/hate relationship. I am not one to have an easy time with pregnancy in the first trimester. I'm the mama with her head in the toilet, the trash can, the parking lot of Target, the random grocery bag I find lying in my car. It's just not a pretty thing. There is no beauty, no poise, no food left in my stomach. But it is also during this time that I am most excited at the prospect of this new little life inside of me. ...more

This is why I don't have any friends

I'm one of "those moms". I know I am. And you know what? I'm proud of it. Sure, it's completely ostracized me from other moms and play groups, but who needed them anyway? I will shout it LOUD AND PROUD: My 15 month old is *BRILLIANT*. People don't like to hear it, or even acknowledge it, but I don't care. The only problem is, I can't take any credit for it all. ...more

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Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

No Strings Attached

Long stemmed roses, sparkling jewelry, lingerie, hearts, candy, cards and candle light dinners.  All symbols of love. All fine.  But not indicative of your value as a person that is loved or one whom loves.  ...more