“I Don’t Like Kisses, Mommy!”

Photo: These photos used to be of little babies… doing baby things. What… what happened?   This is my baby, the first one I birthed, the one who I started this scary road of motherhood with. “Ew Mommy! I don’t like kisses! I don’t like mommy kisses!” This baby. This baby who just wiped all of…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Building of Circles

Photo: I hosted my first drop-off playdate today. Ursa Major’s “best friend” came over for 2 hours of fun. I decided that the featured activity would be to make pizza. This is the result. You can probably tell which one I made and which one they made…   I am afraid that my Quiet Thoughts…

Challenges Seem to Come in Threes

Photo: Funny story, we didn’t make it to church yesterday. The Husband swore up and down that church started at 11. When we got there at 10:45, the sign on the church very clearly stated the Holy Eucharist started at 10. Soooo we went to the farm instead. I looked a little out of place…

[Quiet Thoughts] Take Time To Recognize Progress

Photo: Ursa Minor on the playground today. At a playground that might actually make me like playgrounds!   It’s Friday, dear reader! It’s the last Friday of April! Time to assess what I’ve done with my time. There were plenty of events to bemoan this month, and I’m sure that I chronicled them nicely enough, but…

No, My Sons Won’t Be Calling You By “Just” Your First Name

Photo: We’re classy folk, so sometimes I dress my boys up kinda fancy. Like during Easter. Weren’t they cute? Also putting this up because it makes me think warm thoughts–because clearly it is SNOWING right now in Massachusetts. And we’re supposed to get “significant” snowfall on Wednesday AND Sunday! Lord… I need Spring. Desperately.   Call…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Challenge of This First Month

Photo: A moment from the only purely blissful moment that I had this month. I took Ursa Minor to the Paul Revere Capture Site in Minute Man National Park one morning earlier this month while Ursa Major was in preschool. Ursa Minor and I had gone to Starbucks first (a rare treat) and then I…

[Quiet Thoughts] Today is Better than Monday

Photo: A most gracious and glorious gift.   This Friday morning, I need to stop and say thank you. Thank you to dear bloggy friends, like Zeudytigre, who has been following my journey from afar for a long time and wrote two wonderful posts about surviving her own construction experiences. The story about the process…

With Every Victory Comes Two New Challenges…

Photo: I took the boys to Drumlin Farm today so we could all get some fresh air. Best decision I made all day.     I have a landline, but I can only dial out and cannot get phone-calls in. I have a 2nd floor toilet and sink, but cannot use the very lovely clawfoot…

Monday Morning Blues

Photo: The precious tushies of both of my sons have always been covered with Pampers Diapers. When you are as crazy-busy as I am, it’s nice to know that at least the diapers are going to work. Rarely has Pampers failed me, and usually when they do, it’s my fault. So I’m usually happy to…

And We Shall Feast

Photo: I pray I get a better camera for Christmas. My cell phone camera just can’t handle the awesomeness here. That, my dear friends, is my first Lemon Meringue Pie! And there is a twin Pumpkin Pie that will be consumed alongside it later today! It is the morning of Thanksgiving Day. My menu is…