amelia · gus · motherhood

When the Unknown Looks Like Potty Training

Our little two and a half year old tornado of a boy pulled a package of underwear out of his drawer last week and demanded to wear it. I figured why not? His sisters were all this age when they learned the fine art of using the potty for more than a step stool. Yet… Continue reading When the Unknown Looks Like Potty Training

Friday Five · gus · motherhood

Yes in My Mess (five minute Friday)

Disclaimer: I wrote this on the iPad. Typos should be met with grace. But that’s what #fmfparty is all about. Well that and writing and hash tags and food references. We’re at Lisa Jo’s and you’re welcome there too! Mess He wasn’t supposed to even exist. That’s what sends me to my knees now and… Continue reading Yes in My Mess (five minute Friday)

Friday Five · gus · motherhood

See {Five Minute Friday}

I’ve been away from this community for far too long. While we all took December off, I feel like I’ve been out for so much more.  The beauty of Five Minute Friday, though, is that no matter how long I’m gone, this flash mob of writers–mamas and students and single ladies and the occasional brave… Continue reading See {Five Minute Friday}

gus · motherhood

Dear Gus {a love letter for seventeen months}

I admitted for the first time yesterday that maybe you’re not a baby anymore.  You picked up your foot to step over a cord hanging off the game machine at the bowling alley so you could position yourself better to play with that toy rifle, and I thought that was it. That was the end… Continue reading Dear Gus {a love letter for seventeen months}

Friday Five · gus · motherhood

Story {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to write for five minutes, no editing, no backtracking, no overthinking. Lisa-Jo provides a prompt and in this community we write and then we encourage one another.  So link it up, friends, and share the love. This week’s prompt is…. StoryUsually I’m a good girl, a rule follower,… Continue reading Story {Five Minute Friday}

gus · · monday · reflections

Monday Catch-Up

Joshua finally found a use for all the baby food jars.  Seed starters.  Squash and zucchini and cucumbers.  Except he forgot to label the jars and can’t remember which is which.   Oh, well.  The girls and I planted these this weekend.  In the rain. He tried to recover from the stomach bug (yeah, that’s… Continue reading Monday Catch-Up

1000 gifts · amelia · gus · · madelynne · motherhood · reflections

On Providence and Perspective

Sometimes all we need to get a fresh start is a moment to really look.  A moment to watch as babies and lettuce and flowers grow right before our eyes.  A moment to remember that providence is in the eye of my perspective. I’ve been hanging on to the now a bit lately.  Not unlike… Continue reading On Providence and Perspective