MOMtor Monday – Weird and Wonderful

It’s MOMtor Monday! I’m over at Mothering From Scratch today sharing my thoughts on Laurie Wallin’s new book, Your Weirdness Is Wonderful and why the book was pretty much written just for me.

(To catch you up on my ever fascinating life…  My in laws left last Wednesday from their unexpected visit.   By Wednesday night, I knew I was sick. I spent Thursday and Friday in bed listening to my kids destroy the house in a spring-break driven haze of Legos and video games and potato chips.  

Yes, my MOMtor post is an accurate reflection of what really happens in our bedroom several nights a week.  That’s just how we roll.  The fact that he slept on the couch twice last week had nothing to do with our “discussion” OR his mom’s visit. It was entirely based on my cold.  

This morning the kids went back to school. The rains last night seem to have washed away much of the pollen that has fallen over the past week. It was bad – yellow drifts of the stuff were everywhere.  I’m left trying to catch up on laundry, restock the pantry, and corral all the minifigs back into the play room.

Remember two weeks ago when I confessed I was having crafting urges again? Right after I posted the pants of shame, I went and dug out the sewing machine again. I started AND finished a quilted table runner.  It’s sitting on my kitchen table right this very minute.  I pieced it together, quilted it, and put a binding around the edge.  Just… don’t look too close.  It came out better than the pants of shame or the now-famous zipper catastrophe, but that still leaves a lot of room for improvement.

I *might* have thrown the “table quilt” in my husband’s lap yesterday as proof that I actually DO finish things.  He may or may not have responded appropriately.)

If that last little bit puzzles you, you obviously didn’t go read my post over at Mothering From Scratch.  Go… now.  I’ll wait.

why i’m OK with being weird

Now it all makes sense, right?

You seriously need to get your hands on Laurie’s book.  You will be blessed!  Just click on my Amazon link and download your copy.

 

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Writing Prompts for Grown Ups

The backstory on this post is long (and entertaining), but the end result is that I’m going to shake things up on the blog this week and work from a list of writing prompts for grown ups.  If you want to play along, I’d love to see your response to the same prompt!

If I was really organized I’d have a link party or something, but um… we know I’m not that organized.  If you’re playing along, leave me a note in comments and I’ll promote the snot out of your post for you.  Fair?

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Five Minute Friday – Crowd

Here we are, back at Five Minute Friday!  Today is the day I write for the sake of writing.  I love this day.

Last time the word was WILLING.

Today’s writing prompt is… CROWD.

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Five Minute Friday – Willing

Here we are, back at Five Minute Friday!  Today is the day I write for the sake of writing.  I love this day.

Last time the word was CHOOSE.

Today’s writing prompt is… WILLING.

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It’s 5am and I’m up.

It’s 5am.  The world outside my window is dark.  I’m famously NOT a morning person.  But I’m up.

I’ve been awake for half an hour.  That’s long enough to stagger into the kitchen and make my husband an egg sandwich while the coffee maker worked magic.  It’s long enough for me to stare hopelessly into the warm coffee mug and feel the caffeine steam kiss my face.

Thirty minutes is long enough to remember that I’m not a morning person and to then subsequently remember why I’m up.

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Five Minute Friday – Choose

Here we are, back at Five Minute Friday!  Today is the day I write for the sake of writing.  I love this day.

Last time the word was SMALL.

Today’s writing prompt is… CHOOSE.

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MOMtor Monday – When you don’t feel like a good mom

It’s my MOMtor Monday with the ladies over at Mothering From Scratch. Today, I’m talking about three different strategies you can use when you don’t feel like a good (enough) mom.

If you know me, you know I struggle with feeling like a good mom.

Like the time I (almost) gave my son food poisoning.

The strategies I share are the tried and true ones that work for me.

What I didn’t share is that sometimes, there’s a powerful lesson hidden in those I-am-a-horrible-mom moments.  Sometimes, those are the moments that end up having the biggest impact in my life.

Like the time my kids blew up stuff in the kitchen.

Head on over to Mothering From Scratch.  While you’re there, be sure to follow them on Facebook and sign up for their free ebook.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

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Five Minute Friday – Small

It’s Five Minute Friday!  My favorite writing time of the week.

Last time the word was GARDEN.

Today’s writing prompt is… SMALL.

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It’s Monday. Again.

It’s Monday.  Again.  And once again my kids are not in school today.

They won’t be in school tomorrow either.

Sigh.

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Five Minute Friday – Garden

It’s Five Minute Friday!  My favorite writing time of the week.

Last time the word was WRITE.

Today’s writing prompt is… GARDEN.

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