Time is a Funny Thing

I am a mother and, while what I share here doesn't focus on motherhood per se, I am forever colored by that experience.  If you've been with me for a while, you know this. Having just celebrated my daughter's twelfth birthday and my son's sixteenth, I am shaking my head and nursing my heart at [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: despite temperatures dipping early in the week (winter coats were back on), spring is arriving...trees are budding, tulips are pushing through, birds are everywhere...and i love my two perched by the window, watching :: over the weekend, sharing a bit about transition and motherhood here :: [...]

simple wishes

i almost don't want to write anything, because would you look at the sweetness of this?  i know i'm biased because she's my little girl, but really... the soft light, the quiet and intense focus, the wisps of hair, the band-aid.and i sit here wondering if you'd be satisfied if that's all i wrote?  would that [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: watermelon...lots of watermelon :: looking across the dinner table as my husband makes us all laugh...falling in love with him again in that very moment :: my sister and her family visiting :: negative self-talk which i keep at bay...sometimes it's so persistent (sigh) :: sharing my [...]

self-care

last month i wrote about self-care over at makings of motherhood.  i wrote about how i'm working to find little ways to take care of myself throughout the day.  yes, there's the necessary exercise, healthy eating, rest.  but i'm intently curious to explore random acts of kindness that i can bestow upon myself.  five minutes [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: taking the pup outside, first thing in the {cold, very cold} morning...then running back inside to grab a camera, because wow...the sky :: thinking about my sisters, my mom and her husband...because even when we're not catching up on the phone, my love for them is [...]