Four was too easy…four’s for quitters!

I’m discovering a few things about being pregnant after 30: It royally stinks. Deep, huh? Okay, an elaboration would look like this: I am soooo tired. I want to hibernate for the next 6 months. And then 6 more for good measure. My tailbone magically hurts and I blame being pregnant. As I chase my…

Violin, -lin, -lin!!!

Right now I’m listening to Laura’s CD from her violin book. She has been so blessed to have the chance to learn violin. We are so grateful to those helping make this possible. And I think it’s worth every penny for one reason: behavioral changes. Right now, Laura needs achievements. She needs to see progress….

To Those Tempted To Homeschool-An Open Letter

I heard somewhere that you were thinking about homeschooling. Don’t bother asking where, we’re like the Mafia, we never tell. But since you’re at least interested, take a seat and listen to my spiel. As tempting as homeschool sounds, you’re uncertain; suspicious even. What about socialization, grades, keeping up, and the persistent fear that your…

Come along, Mom!

Tim has developed a very sweet habit lately.  Whenever he has to go anywhere out of the family/play room, he puts up a chubby paw and asks me, in an entirely unintelligible babble, to walk with him. He won’t move until he has our hands tightly clasped and pulls me along with him, excited to…

She’s His daughter, too.

My heart is very full tonight.  I think there are a lot of reasons for this and, with your patience, I will attempt to voice them. I think, particularly as a teenager and on, that I have had a difficult time fully trusting the Lord to direct my life.  Not because I don’t trust him….

It’s like candy.

You know those candies that start out sour, but then mellow out to a sweet flavor halfway through?  Knowing that sweet core is there is sometimes all that keeps you going through the mouth-puckering sour of the outer shell.  Right now, I can’t keep the idea of a SweetTart out of my mind. We had…

Nota Bene

Oh, and our baby that we were pregnant with last time I posted was born a year ago tomorrow.  Jo is adorable, cute, and too clever for her own good.  She is definitely the youngest.  Her wails of “I’m not being paid attention to!” could wake the dead.  And they have at 2 in the…

“I want some happily-ever-after to happen to me.”

I’ve been writing and rewriting this post in my head for several months now.  It was prompted by a book series that had a particular affect on me:  I will never let my daughters read it. No, not that Shades of Grey book.  That one’s so blatantly pornographic that it’s rather obvious that I won’t…

Ding!

I’ve been a little busy with something for a while now.  Maybe you remember? In keeping with the holiday season, I made a turkey. It’s really cute. And, yes, I made a real turkey, too.  But it’s in my tummy for good.  You don’t want pictures, I assume. 🙂 Please welcome our own little tiny…

“Don’t worry, she’ll hold together!”

“Steady, baby, hold together…” All I can say is it’s a good thing I was granted a medical deferment for  this semester.  Since I dropped my classes, it has been one thing after another.  Most of those things are people emptying their guts into any and all vessels in the house.  I know.  Gross, right?…

Manifesto of a six-year-old

Besides some of my own issues involving a very unhappy stomach, we’ve had a good day today. Mutually-Assured-Timeouts only needed to be administered twice before they got the picture that you don’t hit, kick, or sit on the head of your sibling. Yes, there was indeed head-sitting. Max is becoming quite the bruiser. Remember from…

Pint-sized posts…

“They come in pints?!?  I’m getting one.” (must be said in a delicious accent by Billy Boyd) Did you ever not post for days (or weeks) because you felt that you had absolutely nothing witty, earth-shaking, or otherwise profound to say? Oh, no? I’m the only one so neurotic and perfectionist about everything I write?…