You Smart Little Bear

Photo: The world is still covered in white and, for some reason, when I take pictures inside of my house they turn out blurry (because, obviously, I’m the greatest blog photographer you know!). So… uh… here is a picture of the golden-delicious buttermilk biscuits that I made for breakfast yesterday! Too bad the Wegmans-brand breakfast sausage…

Return to Stillness

Photo: I thought about a selfie (I really must say, my retwist is making me feel fly, so fly!) but I decided that this would be more poetic: My shadow on the snow-covered Concord River. And yeah, those are animal prints on the river. Nifty, huh?   This morning was the first one in four…

“I Want to Do It Myself!”

Photo: Don’t let the cuteness fool you. That Ursa Minor is a lot. But yeah, he’s pretty cute. Two year-olds have all of the passion of any person, but they have none of the reason needed to wield it properly. It’s an awful state of being In the slow march to 3, Ursa Minor has entered…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Missed Opportunities and Low Expectations

Photo: The trees are bare around the farmhouse. The evergreens cast long shadows across the lawn now, preventing Mama from having a warm place to stand while the boys insist on playing outside. I went into this week purely in survival-mode. I was thinking to myself, The Husband is out of town, I’ve got a bunch…

They Have Their Moments

Photo: Evidence that my son is having an awesome preschool experience.   I’m having one of those Mom weeks where it feels like I’m in a sustained battle with both of the boys. Of course, it’s over different things: Major and I are fighting about the potty and when to use it (He pretty much…

The Full Swing of Things

Photo: How on earth did I manage to get myself two preschoolers!? I sat down in this office chair and let out one of this loud, long, obnoxious woooooo that is quite characteristic for fat old mamas like myself. There was an “oh my!” right afterward, which came straight out of my mama’s mouth, and I could just hear her when…

I Can See it on the Horizon

Photo: Christmas came a little early for me and The Husband. We needed to exchange gifts to keep our sanity. This little sweetie is more than I could have hoped for.   I know that I’m getting there–I have to get there no matter what! That’s just how time works, right? The finishline is on…

Quiet Thoughts: What’s Your Motivation?

It has been such a challenging week. I didn’t want to put it all over the internets, but I’ve been flying solo with the boys all week. To be on full 24-hour duty with no relief has been really tough. I’ve been able to employ some tried-and-true strategies to help pass the time, but the…

Who is this “Mama” you speak of? She must be one busy lady!

Photo: Oh Ursa Minor… you used to be so… quiet! What I wouldn’t give for toddler pacifiers and toddler sleeping swings. Those would be awesome. I have put the boys in the nursery for a nap. I took them to the farm today and made them walk the entirety of it. I did this solely for the…