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Five Years

Five Years

Somehow, this little baby is turning five today. I am not sure how that happened since it feels like he was just born– although at the same time, it feels like he has always been my baby and my life has always been being his mom. Strange, I know. He is such a joy and … Continue reading

Artist-Mom/Mom-Artist

Artist-Mom/Mom-Artist

Mom-Artist, Artist-Mom. The order doesn’t really matter as both are about creation and both are integral to my identity. And each enhances the other. I feel like I didn’t come into my own as an artist until I had my son. The act of growing another human being inside of me and then pushing him … Continue reading

4 Years

4 Years

Our baby turns four today! At 6:17pm (EST) today, four years ago, this little gift came into my life. Every day since then has been so much better, filled with more joy and love than I ever imagined. Happy birthday, my wee one.

Bunnies & Chicks & an Almost Birthday Boy

Bunnies & Chicks & an Almost Birthday Boy

The Wee One’s birthday is Friday! I can’t believe my baby is going to be four. Giant sigh. Where have the last four years gone? Time has flown by so quickly… Because Friday is also Good Friday, his preschool is closed so he is taking in birthday treats for his classmates tomorrow. They are already … Continue reading

Bunny time!

Bunny time!

As promised, here is the bunny pattern to make one of these cute little guys. But first, I need to tell you something– my baby is in preschool today! Oh heaven help me get through this.  I’m only joking a little bit. I’m not ready for my baby to be growing up and going to … Continue reading

End of Summer Motherhood Melancholy

End of Summer Motherhood Melancholy

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means school starts back up on Tuesday and the summer will have ended. Even if we still have warm weather, once that school schedule kicks back in, Fall is here. Time to put the shoes back on and get back to a routine. The Middl’n starts eighth grade– eighth grade! … Continue reading

No Regrets

No Regrets

“I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my children & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.”    No Regret, Brian Andreas

Two Reasons I Love My Kid

Two Reasons I Love My Kid

1) When he asks someone to do something with him or go in a different room he says, “Will you join me?” 2) When we go to leave the house, I say “After you, baby.” To which he replies every time, “No, after you, Mommy.” Makes me smile every single time.  

Lazy Monday

Lazy Monday

It is raining out. Apparently it is supposed to rain every day for the next eight days. That is a lot of inside time. So far today we have put together the Thomas puzzle three times, read the construction truck books we got from the library, painted, watched a Charlie Brown cartoon (our guilty pleasure), … Continue reading

Summer Dreaming

Summer Dreaming

Aaah, June 1st. Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and it feels like summer is unofficially here. Which means it is time to start planning summer food, summer activities, and summer fun! First up, I signed up for the Happy Family Movement’s “Summer Bucket List” project. I found out about the Happy Family Movement … Continue reading