I got busy this week and didn’t get to my regular Monday post. But here I am! You hopefully caught Beth’s post about how love believes on Monday. I hope you all had a merry Christmas! My week has been an amazing time with family. A few weeks ago, I was at a Christmas concert at a church where my dear friends and mentors are now the music pastors. I watched as he conducted a choir and full orchestra and his wife cheered him on from the front row, singing every line. I have always been moved by their devotion to [...]
Not in any particular order... 1. When you hit every green light on your way to work, narrowly missing the school bus traffic thus arriving to work with time to spare. 2. When your kids are good in church and you don't owe anyone an apology. 3. When there's a break in the rain when you're carrying your groceries in. 4. When your kid crawls into your bed 15 minutes before your alarm goes off and the cuddles are epic. 5. When you find money in a coat pocket you haven't worn in a while and you act like you [...]
There's all kinds of moms. Stay at home moms aka SAHM. Working moms aka WM. Natural birth moms. Water birth moms. Gimme-the-epidural moms. C-section moms. Skinny moms. Fat moms. Bald moms. Pretty moms. Frumpy moms. TATTOOED MOMS. Funny moms. Sad moms. Angry moms. Happy moms. Annoying moms. Young moms. Old moms. Single moms. Married moms. Dating moms. Divorced moms. Birth moms. Adoptive moms. Surrogates. Foster moms. Step-moms. Yoga moms. Soccer moms. Jogger moms. Couch moms. Clean house neat freak moms. Messy house and t-shirt stained moms. Organized moms. Hot mess moms. Overly-perky-happy moms. Depressed moms. Wino moms. Fearless-adventurer-hiking-outdoor moms. Stage moms. Put-a-movie-on-I'm-exhausted moms. [...]
I love sugar skull makeup. My inspiration: I hope to improve (& practice) to do this MUCH better next year, but here I am. The boys thought it was hilarious!
I've been thinking about something lately. Upon asking my son, Levi, what his mommy & daddy do for work. He told his teacher, "my daddy is a pastor & my mommy sings". My kid thinks I'm a rockstar. Goodnight, you people of the world. You're more than you know. You're all rockstars in disguise.
I love art. ALL art. Words. Music. Performance. Canvas. Paper. Print. Digital. Film. Design. Makeup. Stage. Screen. I love artists. I love their perspective - even when vastly different of my own. I am always challenged in some way because art is a catalyst for change. P Embrace what you perceive as your mediocrity. Tell your story. Art is confession. (I stole this/am paraphrasing from a local artist I heard speak tonight!) I used to love social media. Mostly because I wanted to use it as a platform to make people laugh. Lately I find myself calling it names like [...]
I'm finding my issues have a common thread: I'm always on the lookout for a shortcut. Whuch back roads can I take to get somewhere quicker? How can I lose 90 lbs in 3 months? (Celery & Ex-lax?) If I stuff the washer, will I get more laundry done? You see where this is going? I'm guessing this is pretty common. Take the best route. Put in the hard work. Give it time. (I was whining to my friend earlier about stuff & she told me to wait.) Waiting makes me want to rip my eyelashes out one at a [...]
Sunday naps beat all other naps. They are the best. [wpvideo 5OwoW3fM] Enjoy your Sunday nights, even if Monday is just mere hours away!
Historically, I'm in a panic every weekend to come up with family activities. I like to keep my littles busy or they go crazy. Not to mention that my spouse gets cabin fever. Today was different though. When the boys came in our room early this morning, we put on a cartoon & cuddled. We made our way downstairs, I made waffles, we played & cleaned house. I made boys lunch, then off to nap we went. This evening, we painted & carved pumpkins, I made dinner, then made the boys their favorite hot chocolate with whipped cream & sprinkles. [...]
Once again, in my bathroom but not on my toilet, I assure you. [wpvideo tsyuUbcM]