it’s me

May 19th, 2016

Laura today Laura today

This is me. What do you think? More especially my hair. When it gets to this unruly length I usually get a cut.


April 10th, 2016

69670_10152677614960425_2096876435_nI tweeted out this photo today recognizing the sweet sibling relationship of my children. Thanks, God, for my little gems.


March 21st, 2016

Confession. I keep backspacing perfectly OK posts. Perhaps I’ll sentence myself to a daily paragraph to stay challenge.

Moving Forward, First Steps.

March 4th, 2016

Hey! So, not writing every day doesn’t mean I’m distracted by other websites, it means I’ve been getting in more intentional physical fitness than ever before. Interestingly, rather than dropping pounds, I have gained four. Know what though, I am building up endurance and continue to press forward. This can only make me a better person, moving around more gives me more energy, coincidentally helping me do a better job keeping up with everything I need to do in my life that not so long ago I was struggling to hang on to.

When I’m not sleeping or eating, cleaning or volunteering up at the school I’m working out and that’s fantastic. The point of feeling that taking time for myself being selfish is behind me. My kids think that my working out is awesome and often join in which is wonderful.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you’re trying to live your healthiest year ever and finding support for that. I’m remembering that doing it for myself is enough, doing it for health is enough.

Snuggle Day

February 20th, 2016

4cf5189f810add5c5b5b5fa7d311e8ccSaturday. The plan was to go bowling with family, but AJ woke up sick. She and I and Cath stayed home, and instead of whipping the house into shape and getting in another couple things that need doing we cuddled up in my bed and fell asleep for two hours. Now 2pm, we’re still in our sweats and reconciled fully to a schedule free stay cozy do nothing day.

Outdoors the wind is whirling and the rain is coming down. We’re thankful for a safe comfortable place to do whatever needs to be done, and the leniency at the moment to not do things where we have the room for it, of course.

As I type these lines the girls are in their room reading books and playing with AJ’s new doll and other birthday presents from AJ’s recent birthday party. This is a good day! YES. My baby did just turn four. It’s fantastic. We’re so proud of how far our little girl has come in many elements of early childhood development.