Magical Monday!

Aug 18, 2014 by


Ahhhhhh……this weekend I had the whole house to myself! My dearest hubby (after returning from a 10 day mountain bike race in Canada) took our three boys to their grandparents house in Maine so I could have some much-needed recharge time after my stint as a single parent.  I have to say we are getting better at replenishing ourselves and supporting each other’s replenishments. It’s sooooo nice.

The highlights of my weekend alone:

* The looking forward to it part! All week I was able to absorb and cherish each moment with my family, knowing that I’d be getting some time to myself. The anticipation of it was almost just as good!

* Grocery shopping for only MY food at the grocery store. I love doing this!

* Bubble baths by candle-light with soft music playing and only my pets to keep my company.

Magical Monday Gratitude!

Aug 11, 2014 by


This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* Pizza dinners!

* Remote control cars that make all my boys (and kitties) so happy.

* Our two kittens that really entertain us and they both LOOOOVE our doggie, which is a real treat for her.


* My new nose ring. :)

* My aerial silks practice! I did a 30 day inversion challenge  on my Kate Street blog (warning: lots of swearing is involved) where I got over a mental block and now my practice is so much better! I’m so effin’ happy!

* My littlest boy is turning THREE this week and he is so excited for his birthday. He’s such a stinkin’ cutie.

* My oldest boy is starting a knitting class this week with other homeschoolers and he’s so excited. He’s been wanting to learn to knit for a couple of years now and is just too hard learning from a video!

Magical Monday: The Thing About A Nose Ring (part 2)

Aug 4, 2014 by


The Thing About A Nose Ring Part 1 can be viewed HERE. Below is the important follow-up to that horrible first experience:

Limitlessness and My Three Year Old

Jul 14, 2014 by

magical-monday1 It’s common knowledge around here that three year olds are….challenging assholes.   I realized not too long ago that I’m still suffering PTSD from my second son’s three year old year. My first son, Finn, had all sorts of little…inconveniences…in his third year, but Roan put them all to shame. Oh MAN! Did he TORTURE us! It was so bad I even bought a book called “Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy” and the best advice they could give was to hire a babysitter as often as possible until their fourth birthday. I swear, my husband and I have never looked forward to a birthday as much as we did Roan’s fourth and oooohhhhh…we par-tayed! And truthfully, like magic, Roan changed overnight.  There was even a night shortly after his birthday where as we lay in his bed to go to sleep he said to me “Mama, I’m sorry.”

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