Sunday, February 24, 2013

What 3 Months of Motherhood have Taught Me

Becoming a mother has taught me a great deal...

Especially about myself.

Some things I am pleased / relieved to discover.

And others...?

Not so much. :(

I am:
Quick to anger
Quick to forgive
Too reliant on easy fixes
Addicted to my reading time
Good at sleeping (any time, any place)
Not a naturally scheduled person
Not good at keeping my tongue
Proficient at entertaining a baby
A sympathetic crier
Not content to sit still for hours
A fiend for kisses
A natural educator
A shopper when bored
More selfish than I thought
An emotional eater

I find that managing my own expectations for the day (of myself and others) is key. Pre-mommyhood, I knew if I wanted something bad enough I could work to make it happen. Being a mommy has put me in my place! :)

Mamas out there, can you relate to any of this?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Stronghold

You've got a stronghold on my heart little one.

Monday, February 18, 2013

In Honor...

To recognize our Nation's holiday today, President's Day, a pictorial tribute to my favorite Presidential couple follows...
Presenting George & Laura Bush. I just think they are SOO sweet!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pasty & Pragmatic

When I was a little girl, I used to think shells like this were magical and that if you wished on the shimmery reflections of the sunlight on the water (glints) your wish would come true. I read so in a book and took it to heart. Seal Child was the name of the book...I'm sure you could find it on Amazon if you're so inclined.

I also used to hold my ankles together with diving rings to force me to swim like a mermaid under water. Lacking gills, I could never remain submerged as long as I hoped, but enjoyed the fantasy nonetheless.

Back when I was brown as a blueberry (something my mom would say that I still can't make heads or tails of) and full of imagination. Now, I'm pasty and pragmatic.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How do you know...

...when you're a new mom?

Albums like this are getting more play on your iPhone than actual music. ;)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

From "The Wonder that is Woman"

"Because if we are only what we are, we are most decidedly not divine. As beings unto ourselves, we are finite and self-absorbed things, manufacturers rather than creators. To create, we must rise above our individuality. To actualize our divine essence, we must transcend the bounds of self."

By Yanki Tauber