Accidental Night Weaning

Accidental Night Weaning

Now that D is 6 months old, we’ve been considering various night weaning approaches.  We were hoping that once he started solids it would just work itself out (full belly, sleepy baby) and that we wouldn’t have to encourage sleeping through the night.  Truly, getting up every 3 to 4 hours was not all that … Continue reading

I bet there’s an oil for that!

I bet there’s an oil for that!

My great friend/college roommate/matron of honor Sarah has been dabbling with essential oils (EOs) for the last five years. She was determined to make & use homemade household cleaners during the pregnancy of her firstborn. From there she continued to read & learn, expanding her daily uses to replace OTC medications, immunity boosters & even … Continue reading

Same time … Every year …

Same time … Every year …

I don’t know what it is about this time of year.  Fall is quickly approaching with wonderful crisp mornings which somehow beckon me to sit and enjoy my cup (or 5) of coffee just a bit longer than normal.  And in these quiet moments filled with 6-month old babble, I feel like I could conquer the world, … Continue reading

A new book!

A new book!

This past weekend, the in-laws were in town and we traveled east to see a bit of amish country.  A friend had mentioned Lehman’s before, but I never imagined what we were in for, when we decided to “just stop by” before lunch.  This store had many, many rooms and each one had my name … Continue reading

winter + no television =

reading. and I like it. What I have read this month so far: This was real good – I cried a lot. (but we’re not surprised.) The book discusses the topic of abortion, and the journey of finding healing and forgiveness. Also a good book – definitely cried reading this one too. A classic forbidden … Continue reading

rethinking “homemade” …

It’s now been over a year since we made the switch to homemade laundry detergent and the last few weeks I have noticed our whites not-so-white and our colors fading a bit, not to mention the small stains here and there.   Now, I am not ready to completely ditch these efforts, but I’m looking into … Continue reading

i read a whole book. cover to cover.

reading:  finished Redeeming Love – 45 minutes before the book discussion on Sunday.  real good.  I’ll spare you all the emotions and life changing moments here.  but yes, I would recommend it and yes, I would love to talk with anyone that has read it.  now the dilemma – for all of those books I … Continue reading

as of late.

reading:  finally finished The Shack. check. next, Redeeming Love to be finished by sunday evening. music:  pete yorn::Back&Fourth / mutemath::armistice  / and of course, counting crows, since it’s fall. the ampersand ep also made the fall cut>sandra mccracken & derek webb — i have some christmas crafts up my sleeve… involving glass. i hope to … Continue reading

I Know I Know I Know

this blogging thing really ebbs and flows for me.  someday, perhaps, it will stick … with the flow. new side topic:  life without cable and internet access. Tony and I recently purchased our first home – you know, because “it’s a great time to buy”!  And it really is.  But for the next few months … Continue reading