Sweet sleeping noises and the tick of a clock I could hold you forever asleep while we rock. Far-off headlights slide over your wall - light peaking through slats made for blocking it all. My hand going numb As sleepy lids close on the ceiling. I can't feel a thing, but I'm swirling with feelings. … Continue reading Hey Mama Rock Me
Because sometimes, and often on Mondays, we need to remind ourselves of all the pretty bitchin' things in life (big or small), here's my list of reasons Monday didn't bring me down today: - I dropped off both kids at school and neither of them were crying! This has happened approximately zero times previously. I … Continue reading Mondays, Music, and Crock-Pot Magic
The sun may be rising, elsewhere, it dawns. But here in this house a little one yawns. Poking out of pajamas, tiny toes show. On glossy-paged adventures with heroes, they go. Moving onward from bathtime, hair perfectly combed. The sun is away, but our hearts haven't roamed.
It's always such a relief when my kids are finally asleep. It's the release of a day's worth of sighs. The long-awaited quiet is a back rub for my brain. Two or three hours later, one of the two kids is awake and in our bed or on our floor, but I seem to forget … Continue reading Sleep Training: The STITEO Method
Hank: "Kate smells like rot beef." Ah, brotherly love.
Right now I have several friends with little tiny sweet babies in that fussy, handful, really exhausting new baby stage. While I am no expert, I am someone who had the "baby blues" pretty strongly when both of my kiddos were tiny babes. I'm putting "baby blues" in quotes because it's a pretty charming name … Continue reading Welcome to the Sisterhood: 7 Things New Moms Need
I was able to chaperone my first field trip for Hank's class to the pumpkin patch today (big mom milestone there). I heard this gem of a conversation between Hank and one of his classmates after they were allowed to pet several animals, including a miniature horse during a presentation about farm chores. Classmate gesturing … Continue reading Overheard on a Field Trip