The last month and a half has been difficult. It's not the kind of difficult that needs fixing, it's just one of those periods of rough transition that inevitably comes and must be weathered in order to emerge with the tools you need for the next season. I call this a 'desert time,' referring to … Continue reading Wow: An End-of-the-Year Sigh.
One of the most frequently pinned posts here is A Day in the Life, in which I describe a typical day for us as a family with a medically complex child. So much has changed since I wrote that a year and a half ago- June is walking, climbing, and communicating (signing), she has a … Continue reading A Day in the Life, Updated #1day12pics
A few updates: ♥ I am officially the mother of three kids under 4 years old. I know because I now own a minivan. Meet our newest sweetie, Miles. The delivery went as planned, although I had a brief scare when he needed some oxygen after birth. The medical team assured us this was a … Continue reading Updates and Free Printable for Parents!
Our household is so busy right now with the combined needs of a preschooler, a toddler, two dogs, a cat, a new baby on the way, plus the tasks and appointments related to June's trach and medical care, starting an exciting homeschool schedule soon, and...well...we also started an in-ground vegetable garden because the kids are … Continue reading I Will Get All the Chores Done This Week: A Comedy
Let's just a moment... It seems like the surest way to derail your own plans is to announce your intentions. I have several decluttering series posts queued up but not quite complete; some of them might stay on pause until after Christmas. Last week June had another surprise trach plug which landed her in the hospital this … Continue reading A Detour
"Not yet, but I put the food in the middle where the dogs can't get it."
June is at that age when she enjoys feeding herself independently, but she likes throwing food to the dogs even more. I was tired of retrieving her sippy cup every 3 seconds and of fighting the pets off to salvage fallen food. (The 10 second rule is quite active in our house.) I can't really … Continue reading Idea File Fail
I found myself bedraggled twice in the month of May- once literally and once figuratively. The first one was literal, when my 90 pound Belgain malinois decided that her arthritic legs urgently needed to rest in the middle of our 1 mile walk. I was on a main road in our fancy subdivision. June was … Continue reading Bedraggled
Today I got the whole gang together for a walk for the first time in several weeks. It's been rainy and cold and we've been a busy little family. Plus I FINALLY bought new athletic shoes. My old ones were practically talking.The complexity of making this walk happen struck me today, as it took even … Continue reading The Anatomy of a Walk
...when the pets leave life sized replicas of their coats spread around the house every few days. Here you see our solid brown couch don a marbled effect only days after vacuuming because of Sahara's overly abundant embellishments. And here you see where I used our Furminator comb to thin out Sahara's coat, ejecting each … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again