From October to December of this year, I spent most of the time living with myself and my children while my husband worked about four hours away. He came and saw us most weekends, but a lot of the times it was just me. And it was hard. Now that I'm living back with my… Continue reading Thoughts on marriage and living without my husband
So I have been doing some reflection. I can become quite a miserable person. I always want something more out of life. And while sometimes that seems like a rather ungrateful thing, I just get bored easily. I can't do the same thing over and over again. I have tried to find the perfect routine,… Continue reading Change is the only constant
I have been practicing mindfulness lately and as I have been doing it, I have noticed things that I thought I enjoyed actually make me miserable. These include: Eating more than one piece of candy. Watching lots of YouTube videos. Procrastinating cleaning my house. Sitting and doing nothing. Not cooking for dinner. Binge watching Netflix… Continue reading some thoughts recently
So it's about 5:30 in the evening. I really want my husband to be home. I've been working on some things on the computer, which means that either my kids are watching way too much television or the house is a wreck. When I get off the computer, I find that it is both: the… Continue reading You can cry about the spilled milk … after it’s cleaned up.
I don't exactly like talking to people on the phone. When I was young, I was downright terrified of it. I'm not sure why--maybe I was afraid that I would look like an idiot and not know what to say. Somehow, I had this fear that if I was in the middle of a conversation,… Continue reading I can do this
Happiness is not dependent on circumstance. Every other time we've moved, we really wanted to move. We moved after months of job searching, or after living with my parents, or after living in places we didn't like. But this last time, while we felt like it was time to move, we liked the life we… Continue reading Happiness
I don’t really want to do this today. My two-year-old took off his poopy diaper today while I was taking a nap. We are attempting potty training. The diaper was on so that I could take the nap. I woke up because of the screaming baby who wanted attention, but the diaper situation won over… Continue reading My Life as a Mom Today