vs.

Growing up in a rural, farming community, there was a common us vs. them debate. You were either a John Deere or an International. Green against Red. I had NO inkling of what they really meant, but due to some outside influence, I still to this day have an opinion leaning for the Deere Green.… Continue reading vs.

what we can learn from #aprilthegiraffe

I tuned into the live feed of April, the expecting giraffe, out of curiosity over a week ago. It really worked as a distraction from writing in here, plus I kept reading "breaking news" about it. I searched through the Facebook and once the stream was set-up, found myself somehow calmed by April's presence. She's just… Continue reading what we can learn from #aprilthegiraffe

putting the fast in breakfast

This past week my 2-year-old, L, has decided eating is an option she doesn't want to do it anymore. This is not written in my usual dramatic hyperbole. The girl doesn't eat from about 4 pm each night until 7 am the next morning. She's making husband's recent daily 14-hour fasting goal look easy. I… Continue reading putting the fast in breakfast

never enough

"Chronically Sleep-Deprived" is a label all parents claim. Especially parents of young kids. Especially mothers who breastfeed and co-sleep. When my husband is out of town, my mornings are exercises of me battling a need to "sit" and wake up all while changing diapers, outfits, making breakfasts, breaking up fights between the two older kids. I… Continue reading never enough