Why we made a big purchase while getting out of debt

You know that we are focused right now on zeroing out our debts and trying to live frugally in order to stretch our dollars. It would seem anachronous to spend a large chunk of money of something that isn't a true and absolute life necessity. But last month we did just that. One cloudy Saturday, … Continue reading Why we made a big purchase while getting out of debt

32 today!

Picture of the Super Blue Blood Moon on Jan 31, 2018 by Chris Wharton Today is my birthday! Can I tell you something? I almost forgot how old I was going to be. Has that ever happened to you? It's the strangest feeling. Especially because I counted quarter years as a kid. As in I'm … Continue reading 32 today!

A 5:45 wake up call

A 5:45 am toddler wake up call on Saturday after a night of very little sleep and a long week of battling The Sickness was NOT how I imagined starting my weekend. Do I need to say how tired I felt? How badly I wanted to fall back in bed, pull the warm flannel sheets … Continue reading A 5:45 wake up call

Let it…in. be. go.

The other day a friend of mine--an established and highly skilled Tarot reader--did a reading for me. The cards--and her interpretation--provided clear answers to my queries. And more... She elaborated on gems of wisdom revealed within the stacks. You need to pray more, she said. Listen more regularly to your intuition. You're smart, she said again … Continue reading Let it…in. be. go.

Being a Kid Again and the Word No

Indulge me in a quick thought experiment: Imagine yourself as a kid again. What came to mind? Perhaps an image of you at elementary age, running free, exploring your neighborhood subject only to the limits of your imagination, unburdened by adult concerns of meal planning, mortgage payments, and marriage woes. The other day a friend … Continue reading Being a Kid Again and the Word No

Of course

Of course, the week we planned to move into our new place I get hit with the worst case of flu in recent memory and can hardly move my body from one room to another let alone move myself, my stuff and my family to another house. But isn't that just how it goes? Of … Continue reading Of course

I am weary

I am so weary from the news of the day and my spirit aches for renewal and assurances of a lasting peace. And all the while, Earth has been steadily spinning so that night will come and the moon will rise and tomorrow will bring another dawn. I posted this to Facebook this afternoon. With more … Continue reading I am weary

Start Where You Are

I'm way behind on my master's thesis according to the deadline laid out in my class syllabus. The final draft is due Tuesday and I barely have half of the rough draft finished. Ugh. I dislike the feeling of being behind. And yet this is the reality. And of course I have a long laundry list … Continue reading Start Where You Are

What It Means to be a Mother

  I wonder all the time why people choose to have children. In a rational universe maternity wards would have long been efficiently repurposed and birth control would be far more ubiquitous than it is. There are millions of babies and children currently in need of a loving guardian, so why don't those of us with the urge … Continue reading What It Means to be a Mother

12 Things I Learned in My First Three Months of Parenthood

A list from present day me to the me pre-baby. 12 things she wouldn't have guessed then but are oh so true now. Any waist size smaller than 39 weeks pregnant will feel slim. If you ever want to read again, get a kindle. One handed is the new two handed. And 8:00pm is the new … Continue reading 12 Things I Learned in My First Three Months of Parenthood