Finn is now six months. Six months! In the beginning, I thought by six months I'd be an exceptional parent and pretty much know everything there is to know. Now I know the truth- not a chance. I may never know. We had our first Christmas together. It was a strange one with ice, illnesses,… Continue reading Time for Motherhood: Finn at Six Months
Finn is now five months old. He's a happy and often mellow little baby boy. He doesn't sleep a lot but uses energy to roll from his back to his front and vice versa. Finn has celebrated his first Thanksgiving at Grandma Ann's house. His favorite toys are his fingers, his Sophie teether, and his… Continue reading Time for Motherhood: Finn at Five Months
In month four, Finn slept through the night for the first time (and last time thus far).... He rolled from his belly to his back.... He had his first belly laugh... Saw his first soccer game in the rain... Celebrated his first Halloween as Superman... Had his first cold (not so fun).... And lit up… Continue reading Time for Motherhood: Finn at Four Months
Dear Little One, Week 35! It's happening! During the past week, a lot happened! I started making your nursery into more of a real room. Clothes are unpacked into dressers, elephant stickers are on the wall, pictures are hanging, and much more. I still love to peek inside your room, just waiting until the day… Continue reading Time for Motherhood: Letters to my Son (Week 35)
Dearest Little One, Well. With each passing week, you are getting bigger and bigger. And your protective carriage also gets bigger and bigger. But with each growing inch on me, I know it means you are getting healthier and stronger. I want you to come into the world as healthy as can be. I read… Continue reading Time for Motherhood: Letters to my Son (33 Weeks Pregnant)
I'm so lucky to have people in my life who worry about me, just as much as I worry about them. It's a blessing and a curse of course - for the worrier and the person who is worried the other is worrying too much. My sister Trish is one of those such people. We've… Continue reading Time for Lyrics and NO Worry
Today I'm grateful for my sister Trish. She has always been my rock, my anchor, and my buoy. I can't imagine living in this world without her.
Today I'm grateful for conversations with people I love (and amazing strawberry coconut milk ice cream).
Today I'm grateful for the sound of bamboo wind chimes, swaying in the wind. The music reminds of how wonderful it is to be alive, and always brings me back to the present moment.
Sometimes things happen that I just don't understand. Sue let us know today about the passing of Abigael. A wonderful little girl we met while in Kenya. I wrote about her in September of 2014 in Tea Behind the Bushes. Abigael became sick with mumps early this week. When she was transported into intensive care, she… Continue reading Time for an Update: Tea Behind the Bushes