"Count blessings, no problems." -unknown I could feel the deep, heavy sharpness of a chest cold making itself at home in my body. Thinking to myself that all I needed to do was put one foot in front of the other until 7 pm, and I could finally rest and reset before waking up … Continue reading reminder for my weary self.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. -proverbs 3:5-6 How do we do it? Does it get easier to lean completely on God's will when it sometimes feels like your heart is breaking … Continue reading thy will be done.
4:44. This is not the time you want to see on the clock when your toddler refuses to go back to sleep and your husband is slipping out the door for a weekend seminar. #&^*!@^%^$#$$ Let's just add a cherry on top of that sundae and throw in starting my period. Awesome. It was an … Continue reading this is your wake-up call.
Hello, my name is Jen. I am the wife of a chiropractor and I hurt my back. Yes, it can still happen...so now that we have that out of the way, let's move on shall we? Ps, the last time I hurt my back was when I was pregnant with Bennett...I was mocking the relaxin … Continue reading back pain and toddlers.
Alexis Girvan and I met 8 years ago in the sweet ocean-side town of Beverly, MA. After meeting her one time (okay, maybe two) she personally invited me, on a handmade invitation no doubt, to a party she was having at her house. Her home was absolute perfection. String lights. Candles. White couch covers that … Continue reading tuning our senses to joy.
My husband mentioned to me a week ago that he wanted to get our family together for a dinner party. Within a few short days, our dinner party of six had quickly grown to twelve- my sweet husband kindly inviting a "few" more people. In the past, this would have thrown me into a … Continue reading dinner party for twelve.
This year has been declared my year of healing. The year of hygge. And I was just recently given all the more affirmation that hygge is what my body and soul need. After my husband and I had our third miscarriage this past Thanksgiving, I was told by every health provider I had to get … Continue reading the year of healing.
On certain days, days like yesterday, I feel like I may finally be getting the hang of this parenting gig. I'm learning that what makes Bennett the happiest is going out and DOING...and since I am also trying to do more things that bring my heart happiness...it's a pretty good gig we have going on. … Continue reading paleo gummy bears.
Yesterday was long. Bennett is definitely feeling better, but not yet himself...and right now, everything results in a meltdown. Is that just being a toddler? or... I've been really trying to honor his needs...this boy just wants to DO! He's honestly happiest when helping me with laundry (he loves to "hide" the quarters), or helping … Continue reading cookies.
After three days of being cooped up inside, no play dates in sight, and a personal mission to have my child watch as little TV as possible...we were both going crazy. My little socialite needed people time...people other than mommy. "I've seen your face enough, thank you very much!" Mommy needed a second to catch … Continue reading a walk in the woods.