What I learned in July {a link-up}

It is permissible to buy clothes that fit you. I was hemming and hawing over a couple sleeveless tees from my wonderful box of hand-me-down maternity clothes trying to think of ways I could make them work. Then I realized: the colors were boring (black and white), the fit was bad, and really the only … Continue reading What I learned in July {a link-up}

What I learned in June {a link-up}

Emily, from Chatting at the Sky, is hosting a link-up for the things we learned in June. And because link-ups are fun...here's mine! :) we'd love to have you join us! After two years of marriage, I finally learned my husband is not a morning person o.O I miss lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons in … Continue reading What I learned in June {a link-up}

The feeling of things: being more intentional and a weekend trip

We just got back from a long weekend in the mountains. It was lovely. We saw foxes on the back porch. We got outside. We hiked. We were together, just us, a bit more than usual. Israel worked about as much as usual and Ranger slept a lot less than usual. But those things we … Continue reading The feeling of things: being more intentional and a weekend trip

Beating back “Perfect”: My husband just informed me he’s not a morning person…

The continuation of my effort to claim true things and live well. beating back perfect part one is here. Today's edition is on Marriage...from my two years of experience. :) You can't control how your spouse feels. You can influence it to the best of your ability, but in the end it is not completely … Continue reading Beating back “Perfect”: My husband just informed me he’s not a morning person…

Day 7: talk more, screen less.

One thing I have loved about thus first week with my 31 minute internet limit is that it has seriously opened up the lines of communication with my husband. It used to be we'd spend our evenings on our screens. Him with a laptop/movie/desktop combo working/facebooking/working and me on the iPad facebooking, Sometimes reading on … Continue reading Day 7: talk more, screen less.

Day 4: Listen.

(This is a part of 31 days to Focus and Refresh a blog series my mom, sister and I are hosting as we spend 31 minutes a day improving our hearts, homes, and habits in the month of October.We would love your company!) Welcome to the land of I-was-sick-today and I didn't do anything of … Continue reading Day 4: Listen.

Day 2: The name escapes me.

(This is a part of 31 days to Focus and Refresh a blog series my mom, sister and I are hosting as we spend 31 minutes a day improving our hearts, homes, and habits in the month of October.We would love your company!) ---------- I made all three meals today! Yes. That is an accomplishment. … Continue reading Day 2: The name escapes me.

Five Minute Friday – Change

; My everyday is one of staying home. I rock the baby. Feed the baby. And roll around in neverending piles of laundry and dishes. I wonder what to make for dinner. It is an age-old battle fought by many a housewife, but nontheless a mini-battle of everyday. Epics could be written on the intricacies … Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Change