Perspective is grand.Not being depressed right now, but looking back over the last 20 years of my adult lifetime and the seasons of my life where I had depression, has given me perspective.There is a lot written currently to bring awareness and understanding to mental illness, and this is very good.Please understand that what I’m about to say is not meant in any way to downplay the very real struggles of those with significant (and there is no insignificant — it’s all real) mental illness.
My bebe will be two in a few weeks.I'm rather in denial about it.I have never been one to wish away the infancy of my kids, least of all with him. My last.We've been working on teaching him how to make a two with his tiny little chubby fingers for a while now, and he's just about got it down.Even if I'm not particularly ready for him to be another year older, he is.We have this family tradition here where we make a video of the kids singing Happy Birthday to whoever we can't sing to in person. Many of our family members and close friends live far away, so there tend to be a lot of singing videos.The baby has started to sort-of sing along with the older kids.One time, totally jokingly, The Oldest mentioned that we shouldn't sing Happy Birthday
Marriage. Who knew one little word could carry such incredible weight? It is quite hard to wrap my brain around the emotions that overcome us, the experiences we have shared and the decisions that are placed in our hands, each and every day through marriage.When I married Nathan, four years ago today, I was a different Ashli. He will tell you that too, but he a different Nathan.
“There's nothing tiny or insignificant. Everything is significant... Whether you are looking at world events or something that's happening in your kitchen, there's potential for connection or disconnection in either case. . . .
So I've started to realize lately that my 3 year old has an internal alarm clock. Every morning like clockwork she wakes up an hour before my alarm is going to go off. Usually in order to get both of us out of the house in the morning I need to wake up by 7. So every morning at 6am I can hear her yelling for me from upstairs..."Mom! It's morning time! Mom, I'm ready to come downstairs now!" This continues with whatever is on her mind until I come and take the gate down so she can come downstairs.
We’re about to enter the non-stop time of year: it’s back to school time. With three boys in two different schools, participating in four different sports this fall, I need some super easy back to school hacks so I can keep the madness down to a reasonable level around here. No crafting ability, no hours creating these things, or learning curve for using these back to school hacks: just simple tips for busy moms. . . .
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