Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In one year as a SAHM, I have:
cooked more dinners than I ever did before; burned more gasoline than ever on my never ending trips to The Woodlands for preschool, church & MOPS; become addicted to Facebook; memorized the Disney & Noggin t.v. schedule (& learned all accompanying theme songs); enjoyed being "Room Mom" for Cade's preschool class; watched my daughter bloom & become a happier, more well adjusted child; seen more of my husband than I ever did while working; had more fights with my husband than ever while working; grown closer to husband; missed my old friends, old job, old students; made some great new friends and reconnected with others. Miss being a part of intellectual discussions & working on intellectual endeavors beyond "A is for apple." Grown to a deeper level in my relationship with Jesus Christ; become so much more connected to my Church Home; gained weight; joined the Y; started a scrapbooking business; (still working on becoming more organized & clean); struggled with wanting what I can't have; been jealous of others with more money; missed the money & things that came with it from working; missed dying my hair, manicures & pedicures; cried ALOT; wanted to pull my hair out ALOT; changed more diapers than ever before; been more tired than ever due to constant demands of my time & attention; taken a million pictures of my kids; given a ton of baths; read a ton of books; played a ton of games; given & received a ton of hugs & kisses; made a ton of memories; been HERE everyday with them.
Never. Regretted. My. Decision.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Looking for the special in the mundane.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- Why write a blog?
b/c keeping a journal of any sort is a great idea & a blog is just a 21st century version of a journal.
b/c having a place to share my hopes, dreams, frustrations and fears or to simply reflect is healthy.
b/c I want to - & that should be good enough.
- Skipping to question #3 - Will anyone read this?
Maybe yes, maybe no. It shouldn't really matter, but it would be nice. I'll just write whatever is in my heart, on my mind & happening in this journey called my life; and if I pick up a few hitchhikers along the way, well I say the more the merrier.
- Back to question #2 - Do I have anything worth writing about?
The answer to that is a little more subjective based on your outlook. If you're 20 & living it up as a single girl starring in your own version of Sex & the City, then probably not.
Let's face it - my life is not exactly glamorous. I'm a mom with a 4 yr. old boy and a 2 yr. old girl. My days are spent fixing meals & cleaning house, changing diapers & little people clothes, wiping noses & hiney's, reading The Belly Button Book and watching Phineas and Ferb. (hey don't knock P&F!) So how can I write a blog that celebrates the Magic of Ordinary Days? Because even though the details may be ordinary, may not seem like magic, this is:
and this is