I get a feeling of anxiety when I perceive I HAVE TO do something; when I have no options. My vision tunnels and my chest constricts then fire starts coming out of my ears. (Two truths and a lie…you choose which.) This happens when the baby is crying and the toddler is dumping out smoothie on my white apartment carpet at the same time. (Again, why?!?) This happens when I have to use the restroom, … Read More
I’m afraid I’ve been thinking. A dangerous past-time. (Shout out to Lefou and Gaston. And Belle. Because feminism.)
Yep. Been thinking about feminism. Been thinking about how there’s something really awesome about being taken care of, being paid for, being loved. And sometimes feminism neglects that. I actually think it’s a real problem, this woman-can-so-she-must mentality. Stereotypically, we get thinking that we can do stuff and so we should do stuff… you know, like make the fancy … Read More
Once upon a time I tried to leave the house.
It was going great until I realized I had three kids.
As I was nursing one, the Oldest found a pen and was artistically expressing himself upon the wall surface under the counter bar. The other was dumping out toys. I helped Oldest scrub the textured (seriously. swearword.) walls with a magic eraser (hallelujah). Then Middle potty trainer had to visit said potty. Awesome. Then Oldest needed to go too. … Read More
WHAT IS UPPPPP!! It may have been a while since a new post has appeared. Turns out this year was quite eventful and we have a new baby and a new place to call home (well… in the process of moving). In any case, heyo from me and I’ve missed you.
On to the good stuff.
They always say that creativity loves constraints. I definitely agree. To me, the most inspirational buildings, interiors, photographs, literature, artwork, etc come from the … Read More
Well well howdy!
Lately I’ve been growing a baby!!! Well, one inside, and two outside. And I’ve been actually feeling like a bit of a baby myself (you know, eat, sleep, bathroom run, repeat exponentially) so we’re just gonna say that 4 babies are being taken care of these days and send all the blessings to my husband. Actually I have done maybe one thing besides the afore mentioned activities: I’ve really liked going over to Cahoots Fitness to work … Read More
The environment around us impacts us. Yep we’re all on board. We’re angrier when the house is messy and we’re more tame if we eat with the nice china. It just happens. Energy. Expectations. You already know all this.
Well, at church I get to hang out with and teach the 16-18 year old young women. They are incredible. I can’t believe how much they handle with so much grace. We talk a … Read More
Marriage is awesome and also hard. Embroider that on a pillow. My profundity amazes me.
Taking time and intentional effort to nurture this most important relationship (second only to God) makes all the difference. How do we carve out time for marriage nurturing with all the things we have happening in our lives? There’s chores to do, cars to maintain, food to buy and prepare, kids to manage…and feed…and put to bed, shows to watch, hobbies to pursue, and the … Read More
TOXXXXIINNNNSSSS dun dun duuuuunnn.
Nah it’s not like that.
Just a little like that.
The way I think about toxins is that if we poison ourselves, we probably won’t be in the best frame of mind to create awesome unifying relationships. It all hearkens back to good ol’ Maslow whose psychiatric “hierarchy of needs” is legendary. He says that unless our physiological needs (shelter, food, water, love) go unmet, we won’t be able to … Read More
I love books. I love Chase, and then I love books.
And now I’m feeling guilty that it looks like I love my kids less than books SO FINE I love my family and people and THEN books.
I’m currently reading an awesome book called “Mind, Body, Home” by Tisha Morris. It’s about the energy of a home in a feng shui sense. I’m totally a believer that we … Read More
The counters are that one element that, if messy, can make me feel unhinged, hulk-like, bombarded with the stress of life. But if they’re clear and organized, clean counter space can help me feel significantly more put together. Strange, but true.
The green-hippie inside me cringes at the idea of daily cloroxing the surface our food comes in regular contact with. Chemicals have … Read More