Today was the kind of day I envisioned when I first became a parent. It is the first day I’ve had like this in a very long time. Like maybe ever, actually. We had no meltdowns. ZERO. ZERO!!! We had a couple disagreements, but other than that, the kids were awesome. I was able to […]
It’s okay if you haven’t wrapped any presents yet. It’s okay if you haven’t bought your presents yet. It’s okay if you don’t buy all the presents you originally planned to buy. It’s okay if your kids have eaten frozen pizza for the last four nights in a row. It’s okay for you to set […]
Eight days ago I had a few procedures done — a hysterectomy, a sacrocolpopexy with permanent mesh material, a midurethral sling with permanent mesh material, bilateral salpingectomy, posterior repairs, and other repairs to “bulges” in my, as Number 6 says, privates. Basically my bladder, my uterus and my rectum had prolapsed and crushed my vaginal […]
Tonight I took some time to be a human being, instead of a human doing.
Tonight I was going to write a post after I set the kids up with a movie. But instead, I plunked right down on the floor with them and watched Rudolph. Not too many more years they’re gonna want to do that with me. Don’t forget to slow down this holiday season. It goes by fast […]
The Sunday Slow-Down Series, Week 2.
Last Sunday I had kind of an a-ha moment. I am not taking any time to decompress. I have no down time during my waking hours. Somehow I have convinced myself this is healthy. But I would never allow my kids to operate this way. I would force them to slow down. To rest. And […]
The Sunday Slow Down
I think I am beginning to accept reality. I am trying to do too much. I want to be able to do it all. I want to run marathons and raise money for charity and grow my own food and learn how to knit and spend time with my family and write the blog and […]