Mothering, Studying God

the horrible, horrible day

Julie / September 22, 2012

I love my kids. They’re awesome. I live an awesome, blessed, charmed, amazing, incredible life. I am a happy person. But. Every once in a great long while, there is a bad day. Today was a bad day, and it isn’t even over yet.  I feel like crap, I’m exhausted beyond belief thanks to Baby Not Sleeping and Toddler Not Sleeping…

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On the first day of school…

Julie / September 5, 2012

Oh they are growing up.  This is the first year we are going to really “do school,” in a formal way—we’ve been kind of sporadic up until now, thanks to pregnancy and such major life changes.   But now we’re on! Ellie is four.  So not legally allowed to begin kindergarten in our state… yes, I actually wrote to the…

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Mothering, Time Management

The worst version of myself.

Julie / September 2, 2012

On one of my favorite chick flicks, You’ve Got Mail, at one point Tom Hanks’s character asks, “Do you ever feel you become the worst version of yourself?” Oh, boy, Joe, do I ever. I am exhausted much of the time.  I am pregnant quite a bit, too.  Even on a good day, my brain has four separate threads dedicated…

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