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Well, I went to our first support group last night…and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, even after one week I think I am feeling more at ease. There are tons of parents who deal with this and much more and are happy, and thriving and doing well. It was interesting to see how our paths cross and how … Continue reading My first support group…
Sometimes it just sucks to be a mom. To be the one who is blamed for everything in the world. Today is one of those days.
Logan is having a hard day. 14 days with his papa and while he has been home for 3 days, he has still had papa. Well today…his papa left. And apparently that is my fault. I have been repeatedly told today that it is my fault that papa doesn’t live here. That I did this. That I am the bad guy. I have been repeatedly reminded, that not only does Logan love me the LEAST in his life, that he doesn’t like me either. I have been informed today that I am not a good mom. That I don’t give him what he wants and that he wants to live with his papa. Needless to say, it has been a fun day. Continue reading “Sometimes, this mom thing sucks.”
Today is the first day in 2016 and it is bittersweet. I am in Chicago. My boys are in Kansas. My life never feels complete when they are away. I enjoy things less, I laugh less, I am sad and inside I just can’t explain how it feels. I know that the time they spend with their Papa is priceless and I would never dream of taking any of it away, in fact, I usually extend any trip for them, at the expense of how it will feel for me. I do this, because it is what is best for my boys, what is best for their papa and I tell myself, I can manage and make it through…and I always do. Continue reading “A New Year…A New Perspective”
I grew up watching my Grandma can everything possible, peaches, pears, apples, sauces, jams…you name it, she canned it. I remember always going to her house and seeing the pantry full of her bounty! I always loved the smells and how amazing the food would taste but assumed that this is how all people ate, it wasn’t until I was older and starting cooking that I realized how truly blessed I had been. My adventure into canning started for a couple of reasons, first, I cook from scratch anyways so what is one extra step? Second, reading labels is enough to make you never want to eat pre-packaged foods again. Did you know that apples are the 3rd ingredient in APPLE SAUCE??? Enough said! Third, I wanted to know what my family was eating and putting into their bodies. Continue reading “My Adventures in Canning”