For the Clumsy Mother

If you’re the type who loses your keys often, always leaves your car lights on, gets caught with your clothes inside out, goes to the store to buy dinner because you are desperate for a meal, only to drive home and realize you left the rotisserie chicken at the store, know that you are NOT alone.

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When Life as a Mom Seems Mundane

On a day when dishes and laundry pile high or when whining is in overabundance (ohhhh yesss), visiting the elderly and blessing them blesses me back a hundred fold. Despite having young children, I try and make it a habit to visit our local nursing home often (when they are not sick, of course).  It’s not the typical playground nor is it the most convenient place to bring young children.  But visits to see the elderly are exciting because that’s when my kids and I witness the magical effects of kindness.

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Maddie’s masterpiece hanging in one of the resident’s rooms

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Melt my Heart Gift Ideas for Baby Sprinkles/2nd or 3rd time Moms

Giving gifts to non first time moms can be quite a drag.  Throughout this third pregnancy, I had plenty of people ask me “What do you need?” Quite frankly, I had nothing exciting or creative to offer my friends.  With a boy and a girl already, the most exciting thing I could dream up was diapers, wipes and snacks…sigh..I know. Not exactly what people are looking are for.

My friends/family happen to be extremely thoughtful and creative. So if you’re in bind as to what to give to your friends who are expecting their 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th…19th?, here are some of my favorite gifts that were given to us this time around.  I, for one, have been taking notes and plan to copy these ideas for fellow expecting friends: Continue reading

How I Waste My Time

I have never had to sit still or do nothing for such a long time. But resting and recovering is definitely essential to the postpartum stage. Especially since I am recovering from a csection and am supposed to take it easy, I’ve found myself sitting around a lot. So today’s ramble is just about how I waste my time.  Aside from Facebook which kind of gets old after you check it too often, I have been using my rest time on the following sites which you may know and love. Continue reading

My Regular Source

My ultimate goal would be to birth a third child and mother all three of them gracefully and patiently…BUT the reality is that with three children 4 years and under, noise, mess, and chase (as well as deep breathing and prayer) will be a regular part of my days.  That is unless I outsource all the parenting to someone else.  Outsourcing parenthood sounds very tempting, but in my house, we experience enough crazy giggling, fun, cuteness and cuddles that I’ve decided I’m keeping all three of my children despite the insanity that will enfold in the coming month and years to come.

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With two of my boys=) 

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