Working in healthcare for over 15 years now, I've obviously had a ton of experience with sick people. I've seen horrible cases in the hospital, of people who just can't catch a break. Families that suffer and struggle for years with chronic illness.You'd think that everyone who works in healthcare would walk around with a serious… Continue reading Perspective
Sometimes the littlest things add up to make a big difference in your week.WINS:1. Delegating!Ethan has a well child check this morning (with several shots). The appt. is at 8:45 a.m. Normally, since I "work from home", I am the default errand-runner/appointment-taker/etc. Technically, yes, it works out better for me, since my hours are flexible.… Continue reading Wins
I haven't talked much about cooking/ meal planning on this blog, because generally speaking, my meal planning and cooking style is pretty "fly by the seat of my pants". We (mostly, I) cook at home often, but it's honestly not super organized (though I have made more attempts recently to plan our meals). A few issues:#1:I… Continue reading Recipe storage….a possible epiphany?
Our weekend got a bit freed up due to the cancellation of both of Ethan's soccer games. Apparently, a player on the other team had an exposure to someone with COVID, so out of an abundance of caution, that club decided to halt all play for that team until the boy's test results come back.… Continue reading Weekends + the secret to life??
Okay, I gotta share this. It just so perfectly represents something that I think about often, but could never really explain.First- watch this short video clip (if you received this in your email, click through to my site to see the video). It's only 1 minute long. The gist of it is that you have… Continue reading A social experiment
Happy Friday! Today is a "no school" day for the boys. I rolled my eyes a little bit when I saw this on the calendar, because, well, haven't they already had an excessive amount of "no school" days over the past 6 months??...but I get it. It was a pre-planned diocese wide staff development day, so… Continue reading Friday miscellany
Happy Fall! It has arrived. Yesterday was the first official day of autumn. I celebrated by pulling out my fall wreath for the front door and putting the summer one away. I am seeing all the talk of fall everywhere this week - lots of "fall" themed podcast episodes are popping up on my feed, fall images… Continue reading Happy Fall
The other day (on the day of my watermelon explosion, to be precise), I decided that I was going to try to address an issue with someone about something that had been bothering me. I thought (mistakenly) that just being direct about it might be better than stewing in silence. I thought (also mistakenly) that this… Continue reading Thumper’s Golden Rule
I mentioned this book on our Family Reads list back from July, but I ended up setting it aside when we went up north and then I never really picked it back up again until recently.I finished it the other day. Overall, I think I liked the more general first half of the book the… Continue reading What kids need to hear
Happy Sunday morning! I slept in a little bit and man it felt good. I've got three things I want to share with you today....in no particular order. 1. Gratitude pumpkins!A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I LOVED the idea!! It would be so fun to do for Thanksgiving. What a great activity for… Continue reading 3 Things