Words of wisdom: If your doctor asks, “Do you want the flu shot today?” Don’t say, “Maybe next time.” Do it then and there. I wasn’t prepared to have my kids dosed and we paid for it. The next week we began to drop like flies with a truly nasty flu. Weeks later we still have lingering coughs but we are officially over the hump. The first real moment of light for us was last Friday when we put up the Christmas tree. The kids were so excited and filled the morning with laughter and imagination. They play with the tree like it’s a magic world of discovery and I’m pretty sure if we were to shake it; legos and toy cars would come flying out.
Not a day since having kids have I thought, “so this is my new normal.” Every day they grow before my eyes. They change and morph into the people they are going to become. Sometimes it feels uncannily like watching a slow motion film as they tantrum and convalesce on the ground like an over turned crab. When will they grow up? Other times it feels like a year is a day. I don’t have time to grow accustomed to a status quo. That’s what it’s like being around evolving little ones.
Whenever I get dressed I hear Meryl Streep’s voice, oozing with sarcasm,”Florals for Spring; groundbreaking.” I feel that way about my day-to-day style choices. Nothing I wear is super fashion-forward, if anything it’s fashion-backward? Most of what I wear is vintage although I try to aim for a timeless look. Don’t get me wrong I love new clothing too, but it’s all about quality. Many vintage pieces are better made and have endured the test of time.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure at Elasticpantcity than the opportunity to work with a company I can get behind, ethically and because I truly love their products. Uncommon Goods was created in 1999 when founder Dave Bolotsky decided to created an online marketplace to connect makers and their creations with individuals looking for truly special goods, regardless of the physical distance between the maker and the shopper.
Hi friends, it’s been a while! I go through times where I have to step back and decide what the heck am I doing and is it worth while. This blog has always been a great escape for me but sometimes I experience writer’s block and every day life leaves me feeling so very tired. The thought of picking up a camera and creating a story becomes a mountainous endeavour.
Recently a friend asked me if I was busy blogging full time and I was caught off guard by the question only because I’ve had so little time to blog lately. Parenting small children is a full-time gig, even more so when I’m schooling kids at home. However, when I can slip in time for creative endeavours it is a real joy and inspiration for me. Ben and I still carve out one full day a week to dedicate to my writing assignments and other random commissions. This is a great balance for me.
These boys make my day. I’ve been sick with some kind of soul sucking flu that makes me want to crawl into bed and sleep forever. You may have guessed this is not possible with three little boys. Instead they let me sword fight while lying on the couch and act out The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from a sitting position.
There are definitive moments in my life where I know I’ve made the right decision. I feel this way about my faith, marrying my husband and choosing to become a mother. An area where I currently have no perspective on the right or wrong decision is whether homeschooling is the best possible choice for our family. There are things about having Levi as a home learner that I love like the flexibility in our schedule and the opportunity to tailor curriculum and group classes to his interests. The struggle lies in finding a balance (and a battle of wills but that’s a story for another day).