Balance, Home Life, Laugh Out Loud, Staying Sane

Guilty Pleasures

Hey, hey! Double-Up Time! For Blogmas, Day 5, I have decided to share some of my guilty pleasures with you. I don’t get to watch much tv at home, unless it’s a kids’ show. I have 3 kids, 6 and under. While I don’t mind watching happy-go-lucky shows, I sometimes yearn for something more….sophisticated. LOL I pass out at bedtime,…

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Home Life, Laugh Out Loud, Staying Sane

Would You Rather…..? -Christmas Edition

Blogmas 2020

(Photo credit: Eugene Zhyvchik for Unsplash) Let’s have some fun! For Blogmas, Day 4, I’m going to play the infamous, “Would You Rather?” Game! I’ve decided to use some of Sign-Up Genius’ array of questions. Sign Up Genius is a great tool that allows people to sign up for various things, from potluck to parent-teacher conferences. I use it for…

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Encouragement, Home Life, Staying Sane

What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?

(photo credit: David Sonluna) If you’ve ever lost someone, then you probably know that the holidays can be a hard time. When most people are singing, laughing, planning, and decorating, grief can stifle those moments without notice. I lost my mom in January of 2017 to cancer. The holiday season of 2016 was ROUGH for my family, as we were…

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Balance, Encouragement, Home Life, Staying Sane

Thankfulness During a Pandemic

Thankfulness in 2020

2020. Just the mention of it can bring a sour taste to a lot of people’s mouths. If nothing else, people may feel that 2020 has robbed them of a year of family gatherings, sound mind, opportunities to travel, maybe even the opportunity to lay loved ones to rest with an appropriate memorial. Here we are, in month 8 (based…

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Babies, Labor/Delivery, Laugh Out Loud, Pregnancy, Raising Kids, Staying Sane, Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Deliveries (Part 2/4)

grayscale photography of baby holding finger

(This post is part of a series of my birth stories. Click here for the first one.) I got changed into a gown; another laborious process in active labor, and the nurse attempted to check me. Let me explain something: I had never been vaginally checked for dilation/effacement before this point. My midwives believed in being less invasive, and I…

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