I've been busy writing life, with no time left for writing anything else. I've found that even given a good hour or two of quiet and freedom, I can't decompress or still myself enough for words or phrases to form. I need a good day of quiet, and then I can think creatively. Certainly, at … Continue reading How do I title a post on normal life?
the boys are in bed, bryan is out with BEST club, and i'm on the couch downstairs, ruminating. aaaaaaaalways ruminating. how many of you moms end the day feeling guilty about something? either you didn't answer all the questions with patience or you didn't say enough "i love yous" or you left the kids in … Continue reading the evening guilties, and other thoughts.
1. we attempted to do some potty training this weekend. i say "attempted" because we soon discovered that my pregnant hormones (and the subsequent frail condition of my nerves) and potty training just do not mix. i read one article online about "potty training in three days or less" and since baby is soon to … Continue reading three things.
Jones's first week home -- the most difficult week of my life to date. I called my high school friend, whose baby was a bit older, and cried on the phone: "This is worse than labor! I don't know what I'm supposed to do! I'm paralyzed with fear over every decision!" In my newly-post-partum mind, … Continue reading The Big Picture