Awe… The picture of Thanksgiving perfection! …or is it? Each year this ideal is what we hope to recreate for our families – the perfect menu for the perfect family… ours!
Doesn’t that table look beautiful?! And that meal, ahhh, to die for! I don’t know about you but I’d like to pull up a chair and dig in! Too bad it’s not mine – ha!
November 30, 2013
family, family fun, fun, happiness, happy, love, making it work, stressgiving, thankful, thanksgiving, together
Confession #2: I often question myself, struggle with feelings of inadequacy, and my real reason *why* I homeschool is not what you’d expect.
What do you see when you look at this door?
Look pretty normal?
Not to me. When I see this door, I cringe… because I know what’s behind it.
When I see this door, this is what I see…
November 20, 2013
challenge, cleaning, cleaning out, cleaning project, home, homemaker, homemaking, mom, motherhood, organization, project, stay at home, stay-at-home mom, success, wife, womanhood
Do you ever get to the end of a week and feel like your sole purpose in living was just to make others feel good about their lives? I had a few moments that had me wondering if that was my *high calling* this week.
Late this past summer, I found myself getting an attitude. The, “I don’t want to”, attitude that plague’s me from time to time. I have a special little “word” that sums it all up -*Ugh*.
One word, many meanings, and it’s easily measurable. Broken down into 4 levels, it looks like this…
1.) The mildly irritated, I’ll do it tomorrow *ugh*
Often let out as more of a sigh (sometimes long / sometimes short, an exhale)
Audible distance: unless they were sitting on your lap, no one probably heard.
Looks-wise: you still manage to look *pretty* under pressure.
2.) The lukewarm, why is this happening to me *ugh* Continue reading
November 15, 2013
challenge, growth, homemaker, housewife, mom, motherhood, personal growth, self growth, self-improvement, stretching
Ever been angry? Probably not 😉 But, I have!
Being a parent provides multiple opportunities for anger to rear it’s ugly head. Sometimes I don’t even recognize that I’m irritated, much less angry… that is, until I’m about to *BUST*. Other times, I can actually feel the tension building inside. …boiling… stirring… festering…