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Our neighbors fight. A lot. I know this because I can hear them (especially when they fight in their detached garage, or on their driveway between our homes). I also know this because she posts everything to Facebook. Frequently when I peruse Facebook in the mornings, I get to read a lengthy post about their… Continue reading Contribution

about me · being a mommy · life is messy · Little Man · marriage · sleep

A Rant about Sleep (or lack thereof…)

So my child has a sleep disorder. One that is not curable with therapies or surgeries or, really, medication. He has not slept through the night (8 completely uninterrupted, asleep hours) more than a handful of times in 26 months and 9 days. But who’s counting, right? I am. His tired mama. Who would like… Continue reading A Rant about Sleep (or lack thereof…)

being a mommy · fear · Little Man · sleep · sleep study

Sleep Issues: A Diagnosis?

Two weeks ago was Little Man’s two year checkup. 35 3/4″ tall, 30 pounds, big head, very healthy 🙂 But I told our ped about the snoring, gasping and coughing I noticed while LM and I co-slept in Florida in November. She preliminarily diagnosed him with obstructive sleep apnea. That would explain the frequent night… Continue reading Sleep Issues: A Diagnosis?

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Fulfillment vs Feedback

I used to be a middle school teacher. I interacted with about 150 students and a dozen or so staff members five days a week, nine months of the year. I love teaching. Early on in my teaching career, however, I realized I am the type of person that needs feedback – a lot of it.… Continue reading Fulfillment vs Feedback

adoptive parenting · being a mommy · busy toddler · firsts · Little Man · real life friends

Today, I…

washed, dried, folded and put away four loads of laundry made strawberry jam and raspberry jam had a new friend and her daughter over to play intentionally worked on nurturing that fledgling friendship ate leftover salad out of the giant salad bowl washed dishes. twice. sat with my toddler in my lap for 45 minutes… Continue reading Today, I…

baby #2 · being a mommy · faith · family · holidays · parenting · sick

Random Sick Day Ramblings

Although, mamas don’t get sick days. However, I have spent the better part of the past two days curled up under blankets allowing Little Man to watch as much Veggie Tales as both of us can stand. It started Monday afternoon when the kid came down with a 102* fever after nap. Things just went… Continue reading Random Sick Day Ramblings

being a mommy · changes · life is messy · SAHM stuff · schedule

The Isolation of Motherhood

I originally intended to call this post the “loneliness of motherhood,” but I realized that isn’t quite right. Although there are certainly days that are lonely, it is not the pervading feeling of my life. Isolation, however, is. I used to be a middle school teacher. I would go to work and interact with a… Continue reading The Isolation of Motherhood