January 2016 archive

Closet Purge: I Marie Kondo’ed It

I emptied my closet of over 40 pounds of clothes over the month of January, 40 pounds! Before I get into how Marie Kondo’s organizational strategy helped to shape my project, I must tell you this up front: I did not read Marie’s entire book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  I found a […] Read more…

A Women’s Trip to Uganda

It was back during my first year of teaching that I had a crazy idea. I was overwhelmed and over-stressed from six months of tirelessly instilling knowledge into the minds of ninth-graders. Spring break was upon me and long days by the pool a good book with no students would be the perfect mental escape. But the Lord […] Read more…

Feeding a Baby on the Go

Feeding a Baby on the Go The transition from exclusively breastfeeding to introducing solids can be a little rough. Gone are the days of whisking a baby to the closest bathroom, car, obscure location, cover up, feed the baby and move on. Now spoons, bibs and puréed veggies and fruits haunt my nightmares. Ok, I’m […] Read more…

Renovation Update: Drywall, Brick, and a Front Door

Y’all, our house has a FRONT DOOR! This is a HUGE deal because after a month of rainy days and slow-go, the process is finally speeding back up. The front door now means the brick can go up, painting can be done, and flooring can be installed. I can also begin to picture our home once […] Read more…

Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World Review

I bought this book under the recommendation of Jen Hatmaker, you know, my best friend. Just kidding, but I did read about it on her on her blog and the title sparked my interest. As a teacher, I know stories have the potential to convey even the most complex of topics, and use them often in my […] Read more…

6 Month Amelia Update

Let’s do 5 and 6 Months together, shall we? Weight: 15 pounds, 9 Ounces Length: 26 inches Medical Issues: One little cold, but she is a trooper Sleep: She sleeps about 9 hours straight most night, eats and goes straight back to bed until 7 am. Her naps seem to be getting shorter, but she still […] Read more…

My Resolution

We are already two days into the new year, so I think it’s time to talk about resolutions. Perhaps, you are WAY ahead of me and have your list and are sticking to it. Or pretending you never made a list because you have already “cheated”. For me, I’m always a few days behind as […] Read more…