1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

My local library has teamed up with this organization: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. When we lived in the city, our library branches did a similar early literacy program called 'Raising a Reader'. Kids kept track of their books with special coloring sheets and children received a free book for every 100 books read. It was … Continue reading 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Primal Love: The Science Behind Baby Sniffing

Call me crazy but I love to smell my baby. Literally, stick my nose to her head and inhale deeply. Then kiss profusely. I am not joking, I do this 20-30 times a day. Every time I pick her up or snuggle her. I don't know what it 'smells like', it just smells like her. … Continue reading Primal Love: The Science Behind Baby Sniffing

Ode to my Cat; Bug Hunter Extraordinaire

We adopted a cat one week before my first child was born. What the hell were we thinking when we thought bringing a cat into our home with a prey driven dog and brand new baby was a good idea? Fast forward and I have to tell you that this cat is not only amazing … Continue reading Ode to my Cat; Bug Hunter Extraordinaire

Sunshine Blogger Award and The Power of Positivity

The universe works in mysterious ways. This morning my husband and I squabbled and he told me I have been speaking and thinking negativly. So I paused. I was feeling negative and irritated that he told me so. I was also irritated at my 3 yr old. Being the introspective introvert I am, I spent the … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award and The Power of Positivity

Healing the 100 year old Apple Tree

Snow was falling fast. Heavy, wet flakes covering us. I have eluded in other posts that we recently purchased and moved into a new home. I call this home my 1986 dream home, not only in honor of the year it was built but also to pay homage to the original rose porcelain toilet, sink … Continue reading Healing the 100 year old Apple Tree

Hijacked by my toddler: A bedtime story

I originally wrote this post on Halloween 2016. It's a struggle many mothers go through. I want to repost this to give others comfort during this trying stage. I am here to assure you that it does change for the better. Keep at it, be consistent and honor your own feelings and needs. Love,   … Continue reading Hijacked by my toddler: A bedtime story