Monday, March 27, 2017

Maternity Monday

I'm going to be a postpartum doula!

Yup, I am excited to share that I am signed up and starting my postpartum doula training this weekend!

Since becoming pregnant with Willow, I've been reading and researching and super passionate about new life because, well, it's just magic! A new life and becoming a family (or becoming an expanded family) is amazing... And this is a way in which I think I'll really be helping that magic - by helping new families, by helping to support new moms, by empowering ladies to not feel alone in their new life/role (which can unexpectedly creep up on even the most supported women), by improving new lives with education, information, resources & support. I am so excited!

Wish me luck in training!

Benefits of having a postpartum doula here

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Journey Ahead

We are undertaking a task - a long drive from Jersey to southern NC ... and then on to FL.

I am nervous and anxious, but so terribly excited all at once. Southern NC holds my best friend's parents' home. They've been there a few years now and are constantly posting fun pics from their retired life. I've yet to get down there, so I'm excited to see them and check out their dream home. We'll be with them overnight and then on to FL to see forever family friends who are a part of so, so many of my vacation memories from when I was little.

It's a long drive - with an 8 month old, but I'm sure the good vibes and love waiting for us will make it worth it ... and oh the memory making along the way!

Wish us luck!

Monday, January 30, 2017

#ileftherontheplaymat

Every morning, I come downstairs with Willow in my arms and Miles, Muppy & Sadie around my legs (with Daph already downstairs in the living room from earlier in the morning when Matt heads to work). I let Sadie & Muppy outside together when we get downstairs and then put I Willow down on her play mat in the living room. After the girls hav been out for a bit, I call them in and let Miles out. Sadie & Muppy get water before I switch the girls up - Sadie Lady & Mup into the living room, Daph into the kitchen for water before I called Miles in and let her out. That's the routine every morning.

Well, some time this morning after I put Willow down on the play mat (note: a good 10 - 15 feet from the gate into the kitchen), I hear a clanging ... the gate rattling. What in the world?! I look over to see this...

Ahhh! How'd you get there, kid?!

I guess we are officially on the move.

#ileftherontheplaymat

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ache for Home

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” - Maya Angelou

Whenever I dream of "home", it's the Wenonah house and all 4 of us are alive...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Farm Friday

So Matt comes running down the steps last Saturday morning, all excited saying, "They're doing it! They're doing it!" And I am completely confused ...

Until I look outside our big picture window to see this!!

Our super awesome construction neighbors were clearing our back property! Of course, we were heading out the door, but just the same, we took several minutes we didn't have debating what to do - take them food? Run out and thank them? Then again, maybe we didn't want to disturb them while they were working? We were just so surprised and excited, Matt and I weren't sure what to do - there we were watching a machine (in the matter of minutes) take on the task we've been trying to figure out how to tackle for the last year.

I ended up heading outside with some of the eggs we had in the fridge from our hens and found the man inside the machine was in fact the company's owner - how nice of him to take the time to do it himself!

And now we have all the debris, the trash left over from the previous neighbors, the weeds, logs, possible poison ivy, vines, etc all cleared - it's gone! All that's left on the back property (between the fence and the hill to the stream) are the bigger trees and tire marks. Wahoo!! Now, what to do... Make trails? Make a pen for Rain? A bigger chicken coop? Plant some black walnut tree resistant veggies and shrubs? I am so excited for the possibilities!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Well, good morning, friends.

It's rainy and messy here so far today ... definitely feels like a spring day! April showers, right? What about April snow though? Because that happened over the weekend too! Oh, Jersey ... I love you and your randomness.

In the last two weeks, I was surprised with two wonderful showers thrown by some wonderful, wonderful ladies. I'm excited our little girl is already so loved & supported... though the showers have definitely made things a lot more real and serious. There's so much stuff to go through, organize & find placement for. Then there's the realization there are still things we need to get too. That's all topped off with the fact there's actually going to be a new little one very soon using all these things too. Ah!

I've some warm lemon water instead of tea this dreary morning. What are you up to?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tea Tuesday

Well, good morning, my friends & readers (if there are any anymore lol)!

It's Tea Tuesday and what am I up to? Organizing, reviewing some baby products, paying some bills, pet laundry is in, dishes are washed (mostly - the hubby knows I don't like washing silverware), I'm sipping some tea and I'm trying to process The Walking Dead finale that was on the other night. Ugh!

Speaking of paying bills (yea, it's mushed somewhere in that list I just rambled off of tasks I'm up to), I've been setting up "auto pay" for all our usual monthly bills in preparation of baby arrival ... it's still a couple months off, but I want to make sure it's working properly rather than waiting until the last minute and just hoping. We certainly won't need any more payments/bills (late fees!) when we're a brand new family of three, that's for sure!

How's your Tuesday going?

Happy to post today. Cheers to Tea Tuesday!

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Tea Tuesday is reminder to you too, my friends and wanderers that found your way here. Remember that all the good you do won't get done if you're not around. So, take a minute to relax with me at some point today.

PS: Expect to see some posts aside from Tea Tuesday pop up soon ... I have some I've been considering and others I apparently wrote, but didn't post (I just found them saved as drafts).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Never too early

It's never too early to start a little library for our genius girl :)

- Usborne Book Wishlist
&
- Amazon Book Wishlist