|Organic Sweet Potato Slips, started from one we purchased|
Where to start?
I'm sitting in a coffee shop to blog.
But so fruitful.
|Early mornings on the front porch, as I gather myself and create a bit of order|
I'm hopeful to jump back in.
Time to myself is so precious.
|My first true chicken salad. Divine!!!!|
It's so good to just be.
Motherhood is amazing, amazing. It is equally exhausting this go-round. I never realized how great of a sleeper Rita was, but now I do!
Thoughts that I have been gnawing on:
completely weaning Ritaweaning Jonah
|Homemade Mayonnaise, still very much a work in progress |
and only 50% chance of success as of now
potty training Rita
Do you see that my entire identity is my children?
I'm naive and young BUT I know this much: I have to still be me amidst child-rearing.
So I'm reading again! I recently finished Bringing Up Bebe and am now reading How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Other Adventures in Parenting.
Hahaha! Yes! I'm reading books about parenting my children, but herein lies a delicately fine line...because my college degree is in Early Childhood Education, so my vocation/job also happens to be my passion!
|Stories with Mamzie|
Anyway, back to how I'm preserving myself:
I'm also reading a bit about my chickens.
I'm building a chicken tractor/moveable coop from pallets (!!!!!).
|First peach of the season!|
Baking again! We used to bake on Wednesdays, then I have read about how the French bake on Saturdays...WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Tyler is home to help with the care of Jo and me and Rita get to enjoy special time together.
Sometimes I talk about going to work outside of the home. Being alone is hard for me. Some people say it only gets harder but I more often hear that you grow into motherhood. Meanwhile, I really love being able to indulge in my kiddos interests, cultivate friendships alongside the kids, and visit Tyler at work. Especially visit Tyler at work. I just love every minute I get with him.
|Celebrating at a festival|