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Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 28

Moving, moving, moving

Which is an especially apt post title, as I’m thinking about moving and about my baby girl not moving. First, the move.  We still don’t know where we’re going – and my stress level is not adapting well to this.  I’m okay with moving, I’m not thrilled about it, but I can handle it.  What …

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Jul 26

Cleaning the house

http://www.babble.com/mom/work-family/messy-house-cleaning-family-time/?utm_source=Babble&utm;_campaign=2bdda39659-1_211_20_2011&utm;_medium=email I read the above article and was fascinated, a little envious, and mostly just slightly depressed.  The writer contends that she doesn’t clean her house on a regular basis and is okay with it.  She’s all zen about it, she’d rather read with her kids, walk in the apple orchard, hang out with her …

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Jul 25

Have a little faith, okay?

That’s what I’m doing.  I’m just relaxing and trusting that we’ll find the perfect place. At least that the’s the plan.  In theory.  In reality, I’m bitchy and impatient and unhappy.  I don’t want to move, don’t want to pack and am incredibly stressed about not knowing where we’ll be living in a month. But …

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Jul 22

Wow. So this is what it’s like with just one child

I obviously have had just one child before – in fact, for three years and seven months, that’s all I had.  ThenSamilicious came along and now that Julianna is here, I’m a busy mom of three.  One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately (along with stressing over the upcoming move, fears I’ll be …

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Jul 21


We’re moving.  Again.  Not happy about it.  Our landlord, who is lovely and kind and a truly nice man, is moving back up from FL and we need to find another place to live.  He’s giving us tons of notice, and is apologetic and sweet, but bottom line is that nine months after moving in, …

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Jul 19

Dead fish, room rearranging and why can’t I sleep???

When my cousin went back to NH a few months ago, she left behind a fish. Which, honestly, didn’t please me, as I’m a crappy pet owner and had no desire to take on a fish I didn’t want in the first place.  I’m pretty good with pets when I don’t have kids, and perhaps …

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Jul 15

like shoveling before the blizzard is over

It’s an old quote, and I’m not sure where I read it, but it equates trying to keep a clean house when you have small children to shoveling while the snow is still falling.  Today is one of those days when I just feel worn down by the overwhelming amount of completely repetitive work.  I …

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Jul 14

this summer is exactly what I wanted it to be…

Julianna Ruth is napping peacefully on my bed, cooled by the ceiling fan and with the door mostly shut.  She’s still using receiving blankets as loveys – and in a stroke of brilliance, I decided to keep switching them up, making sure that she always has at least one (and usually two) but varying which …

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Jul 13

He’s not a little baby anymore

I mean, of course he isn’t.  He’s a five year old boy, as he reminds me several times a day.  And I’ve got an actual baby.  It’s not even like he’s my youngest and I can be forgiven for still thinking of him as a baby.  But somehow, I still kind of did. Sam’s extremely …

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Jul 13

Marriage with small children

It’s a side effect of having small children, I think.  It’s so overwhelming at times that the marriage becomes secondary.  It’s the basis of it all, but not always, not nearly enough sometimes, the center of it.  I’m really blessed because my marriage is really, really strong.  So it absorbs a certain amount of neglect. …

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