Trials of a SAHM

I hate the term Stay-At-Home-Mom.  It sounds passive and weak–everything that actually being a Stay-At-Home-Mom isn’t.  We need a better term, people.  Something that makes us out to be the bad-asses that we are, instead of continually reviving the idea that all mom’s do at home is watch soap operas…

The Mommy Groove

This week has been fantastic. I felt like I finally had a groove going where I was balancing the kids, the housework, my editing, and some studying and nothing was particularly neglected or all-encompassing. For me at least, I think it boils down to having a good routine and sticking…

How Do I Love Thee- Parenthood style

(This was a joint collaboration on the part of my superman and myself. He started it, jokingly, I added a couple lines and posted it here. We really do love our kids 😉 ) I love thee like a morning, that you’re not awake.  I love thee like a diaper,…

This Moment

This moment.  This bleary-eyed, early morning moment, is only here once. It’s easy to forget, and settle into a routine of wishing.  Sometimes I wish the baby would sleep through the night.   I really wish Sophiapea would get through her latest ‘difficult toddler’ phase. Somehow I wish there was both…

Multiplication and Fractions

Two years.  Two first breaths.  Two bright pairs of eyes.  Two sets of perfect fingers.  Two sets of exquisite toes.  Two brand new smiles–one with dimples, one without. Two is new, for us.                   There are twice as many dirty diapers.  Twice…

BOOK REVIEW: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Book: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Genre: Fantasy, YA, Popular Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch.  It’s gotten her into a few scrapes.  Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary.  But when Sophie attracts…

Prenatal Fitness: 35 weeks

Well, I’m back to share with y’all what my workouts this week consisted of.  I hit the 35 week mark early on in the week.  As the end of this pregnancy approaches, I’m finding it harder to want to workout, though I never regret it after I’m done.  Friday morning was probably…

BOOK REVIEW: Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth, book 3 in the Divergent trilogy Genre: YA, Dystopian future Allegiant is the third book in the Divergent trilogy.  I have actually read the first two books of the trilogy (Divergent and Insurgent, if you were wondering) and I thought I had posted reviews on…

Prenatal Fitness for Free

Yesterday morning, as I trolled Youtube in search of my workout for the day, it suddenly occurred to me that as wonderful a resource Youtube can be for free fitness from home, some of y’all out there might benefit from some of the treasure troves I’ve found.  Especially if you…

BOOK REVIEW: A Stranger in Wynnedower by Grace Green

Book: A Stranger in Wynnedower by Grace Green Genre: Mystery Rachel Sevier, a thirty-two year old inventory specialist, travels to Wynnedower Mansion in Virginia to find her brother who has stopped returning her calls. Instead, she finds Jack Wynne, the mansion’s bad-tempered owner. He isn’t happy to meet her. When…