baby, babywearing, life, personal

​Rucksacks and Back Naps!

Rucksacks and back naps! As some of you know I've gotten hooked into an amazing local babywearing community since the middle of my pregnancy. Not only are these folks super supportive and fast becoming friends but I am learning so much about wrapping, carrying, and all the benefits that go with. Right now I'm focused on learning how to back carry. Today I tried a new finish and for the last two days simply having Trent on my back has equalled pretty decent naps. My kid, the sleepless wonder for the first three and a half to four months (night or day), is napping.

creative writing, life, personal

NanoWrimo and Me.

  Ever since I was old enough to read (perhaps even before that) I was writing stories. A happy companion to my drawings and paintings, writing let me create characters and situations that explored the worlds I loved to create. Folders upon folders of ideas and sketches and maps and floor plans, accompanied by character… Continue reading NanoWrimo and Me.

gardening, life, Lifestyle

Mums and Roses

As we carefully watch our budget while still trying to make some improvements at home, we headed out today (on a Saturday - what were we thinking?) to look for a few items for our foyer. This also meant a couple of mums for the front porch. Eventually I'd love to get a couple of Adirondack… Continue reading Mums and Roses

life, Lifestyle

Welcome to the United States

 There's no shortage of movies and television shows perpetuating the myth of 'marrying for a greencard' in the United States. But what happens when you actually meet, fall in love with, and marry an American citizen? The answer is far more complicated and less glamorous than popular culture likes to portray. The reality for us is… Continue reading Welcome to the United States