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
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…
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
I love my son. No, really. I LOVE my son. I cannot believe how much I love him. Before we adopted, I did secretly wonder how much I would love our child. I mean, you hear all the time about the bond between a mother and the naked, slimy newborn laying on her chest. I… Continue reading Is This Normal?
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
Well, it’s been a month. And for me this month has all been about a lack of balance. (by the way… Nathanael [yes, that’s his name] broke the ” b” and “l” keys off of the computer – makes it difficult to type!). Just when I think to myself, “Okay, I’ll get up at 6:30… Continue reading I’m Not Dead
Dearest Son, Today you are sixteen months old. It is so hard for me to believe that this much time has passed since your birth; it has flown by so quickly! I think the best way to sum you up is by quoting what a grandmother at the playground said to me today: “You certainly… Continue reading 16 Months Old