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[Musings of a Mommy] Thirty Weeks (plus two days)

Second child syndrome is in full effect. No, not for HER (considering she is still wrapped up in her little cocoon inside of me), but for ME. I guess that’s a bit confusing since I’m NOT the child, I’m the oldest of all my siblings, and she IS the first girl in this family (and… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Thirty Weeks (plus two days)

Family · Giving Thanks · Marriage · Parenthood

REPRISE: In Honor of Father’s Day…

This is a post I wrote on September 25, 2014…just three months shy of welcoming my firstborn into the world. Even back then, I knew that this guy… …would be one fantastical father. (That’s right, I said “fantastical.”) Going back and reading this post, and then seeing some of the photos from the past 2.5… Continue reading REPRISE: In Honor of Father’s Day…

Family · Infertility · Parenthood

[Musings of a Mommy] Here we go again!

Twenty weeks plus 3 days. That’s how long medical science has dictated we have been together. I woke up this morning, exhausted and groggy. It’s been a really rough patch for me, this new relationship. As tired and fatigued as I am, getting to a state of rest is far more elusive than it has ever… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Here we go again!

Giving Thanks · Month-in-Review

Reprioritizing: It’s been a rough (and joyous) road…

It was a long Spring. I’m sure all of you have had one of (or a multitude) of days/weeks/months/years where you feel utterly drained and exhausted. “Life” during that time period completely sapped you of all energy and emotional strength. Some are still in the middle of their struggles, with no “light at the end of… Continue reading Reprioritizing: It’s been a rough (and joyous) road…

Bullet Journaling

[Bullet Journaling] I’m MOVING!!

For those of you who have been following my journey through this whole “bullet journaling” business, both here on my blog (follow the series here) and, at rare times, on my Instagram (username @living2learnandlove), you know that I have been using a Traveler’s Notebook system since June 2016. For more on my reasons for moving into the Traveler’s… Continue reading [Bullet Journaling] I’m MOVING!!

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When there’s nothing to write about…

The past couple of weeks have been hard on me. Physically, the fatigue has been unreal. Mentally, the shifts in both work and home has left me scrambling to find a new “normal” (which I desperately crave right now). Emotionally, the combination of the physical and mental has taken its toll on me, and I… Continue reading When there’s nothing to write about…

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[Musings of a Mommy] Who I COULD be versus who I AM…

I was asked last Wednesday to lead a short devotional at the start of a surprise baby shower for two of our co-workers (who are likely to have their babies within days of each other). While at first I was shocked, being literally only a step ahead of these soon-to-be-mommies without the massive breadth of… Continue reading [Musings of a Mommy] Who I COULD be versus who I AM…