I process things outwardly. I need to put things 'out there' to make it real. So I'm going to document this journey to health, the journey of putting me first. Mostly to hold me accountable, but also to serve as a record for myself for years from now so i can remember where i was… Continue reading The journey begins
~Written in August 2018 after scattering mom's ashes in the lake. Not shared until now because it felt strangely too personal, or juvenile with so many rhymes. But now with her one year anniversary ever closer I share because it suddenly feels right.~ Mothers Sunset Embraced in the loving arms of a mid summers setting… Continue reading Sunset
I feel a little like Self Care is the 'it' word these days. Along with 'balance'. Any mom blog or website you read will reiterate over and over again the importance of taking time for you, reminding you that you can't pour from an empty cup. Every page differs on exactly what that self care… Continue reading Self Care
We've had a good bit of snow this winter. It's been prime weather for hibernating and avoiding life in general. I fell into a funk before Christmas, it hit me kinda like the snow, heavy and cold. I managed to make it through Christmas, and New years, and the beginning of the term, but it's… Continue reading Digging out…
The Christmas music has started, have you noticed? It's early November, but the stores are capitalizing already on our desire to celebrate "the season." I went to my local downtown bookstore the other day, I have been avoiding stores like the plague this year and shop almost exclusively online, but had to pick up a book… Continue reading Finding Joy.
The grey fall overcast cloudy weather appears to have set in, in my heart that is. It's been 6 months since mom died and I think the grief is starting to hit harder now. Is that possible? Now that all the sorting and organizing and moving is done? Now that school is started and things… Continue reading Sadness.
You know what I keep hearing over and over again. That being a grandparent is God's reward for not killing your own... It's true, I suspect, as I spend many hours looking at my kids and wondering how on earth they have managed to survive my parenting. But you know what else I hear a… Continue reading Memories.
I've been asked by a number of people for books to recommend for kids who are dealing with death/grief. My therapist gave me a book list some we liked more than others and I have others that we found that we liked too. We found being open and honest and answering questions directly was the… Continue reading Books for kids on death and grief
I know you don't want to hear it but Fall is coming. I know this because Thomas started JK last week, and I started back at Uni, and Mat's schedule is nuts again, and Maddy is just loving life - as she does - plus I had to find socks last week. But change is… Continue reading And so it begins…
The popular series the Crown chronicles the story of Queen Elizabeth It begins when the Crown passes to her, too early. Her father should have lived many more years allowing her to enjoy her life with her young family. But that wasn't to be, the Crown passed to her and she assumed the role of… Continue reading The Crown