Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 2

I finished up the tire section of the playground while the babies napped. Then we had a nice snack and watched Shawn the Sheep (I admit, I really love that show.) Then I got started on phase 2, which is the balance beam... Which is a fancy term for "2x4 and some cinder blocks" I … Continue reading Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 2

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Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 1

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So as compensation for helping me re-mulch the back porch and pathway, I started building the kids' playground area. Initially I had thought about putting it out front, but after thinking things through, I decided building over where our water line comes into the house … Continue reading Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 1

Unapologetically Mom.

I'm so blissed out right now. Thank the Lord, postpartum weepies haven't hit (yet?) so I'm still Mary, treasuring these things in my heart, with just a tiny bit of brain fog and emotionally raw word vomit. I keep thinking about when my children first came to visit their brother in the hospital. It was … Continue reading Unapologetically Mom.

To My Children

I'm writing this in anticipation of the birth of my third child, a son. I have so many thoughts and feelings encircling my mind I was finding it truly difficult to sit and read my Bible this evening, so I decided to get them out. Most of my thoughts are centered on time. There is … Continue reading To My Children

More Fall Preparation

My son and I have been working to establish the Back to Eden beds along the back of the house and prepare them for spring herb planting. We finally figured out that a greater number of spadefulls of mulch goes faster than trying to rake mulch loose and shovel fewer larger loads with a snow … Continue reading More Fall Preparation

Budgets, Babies, and Back seats

I hate budgeting. I'm good at formulating budgets. I'm even diligent in saving and tithing each month. But I'm not good at change, unexpected expenses, or STAYING WITHIN my budget. Now, that said, I've taken Dave Ramsey's financial Peace class and I've tried the cash  envelope method. All that does to me is say, "oh, … Continue reading Budgets, Babies, and Back seats

My Workouts These Days

Before kids, I remember going on runs with my husband... Or rather, trailing behind my husband, huffing and puffing and trying not to roll my ankles, as he sprinted majestically ahead of me down the cracked and uneven sidewalks of our hometown. As far as pacing is concerned, my husband and I aren't ideal running … Continue reading My Workouts These Days

Mom Life: The 2nd Kid

I get now why so many articles suggested spacing your children at least 4 years apart.Two kids in diapers at once is rough.  Dinner tonight took me two tries. Do you have any inkling of just how difficult it is to focus on making a decent b├ęchamel sauce with two kids screaming? The baby spat … Continue reading Mom Life: The 2nd Kid