I tossed many New Year’s post ideas around in my head. I could share my favorite moments from 2012, my list of goals for the New Year, a reflection on what I’ve learned – the options are many, but in the end, I decided that this would be the perfect time for me to chat you all up about my “Big Dream.” Continue reading
I have been writing this blog for nearly two and a half years now, and just over a year here on my own domain. I write for the love of it, and for the community, and have always felt that this was reward enough. I still do, in fact. Writing has been my hobby, my therapy, and so much more. It has saved me on days when I desperately needed a connection to the adult world. It has also taken a good portion of my time, and it has also taken a small slice from our budget. The domain and hosting aren’t free, after all. Continue reading
I’ll resume my series on Early Math and Language Skills next Monday. I’m taking a brief break for my babymoon and sharing our birth story today instead. :)
In the week leading up to Elliot’s birth, I had a feeling he would be joining us soon. I was only days past 38 weeks, so I knew it could be awhile still, but something told me it wouldn’t. I actually had a strong feeling, as I told many people, that our baby would be here by Wednesday. I have never thought of myself as particularly intuitive, so it felt strange to be so certain, but I really was. Continue reading
I have been writing this week’s edition of Keeping it Real in my head since yesterday. I’m going to make an attempt to write it, but don’t have high hopes. A microburst hit our little neighborhood tonight so we’re in hour four without power and I’m writing from my phone in the dark, too hot to sleep. A power outage right at the end of a heatwave is pretty poor timing, but at least we have power most of the time, right?
But back to keeping it real – I love these posts for creating a space for celebration and honesty all at once.