Category Archives: Lesson of the day

Tis the season – to finally find true contentment

 

Tis the season – Christmas has arrived and along with the joy, music, lights and songs comes the mad rush to amass a wealth of things.

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Black Friday brought amazing sales for people trying to complete their christmas lists early at a great price. It also brought death. For those unfortunate people who dared to come between someone and their prized items.

Can you even fathom choosing to hurt another person simply for a good deal?

The overwhelming want – need – desire for, for, for… more, more, more…. its consuming.

 
    Tis the season….

    There are other all-consuming desires that take over though. It isn’t all the evil materialistic items that consume people.

  • A spouse.
  • A baby.
  • Love.

Just to name a few.

Tis the season….

What is Christmas even about? It is my most favourite time of the year. I love every aspect of it. I even love going to the mall – sitting having a smoothie and watching people shop, eat, laugh and talk with friends and family. I love the busyness. I love the get togethers. I love it all.

Tis the season and it brings to mind another time in my life when I too was all consumed. Driven and being driven by a desire. A desire for a baby.

Here’s my story: Continue reading Tis the season – to finally find true contentment

Mommy’s intuition or the Spirit of God speaking?

 
Yesterday was the day we had been planning for 2 months. Our big vacation. Five days and four nights away – visiting with close friends.  We were all so excited, Jude asking incessantly when we were leaving for his friend’s house.

It was a long week. Out every night, and then Emma got sick. The morning before our big trip she wakes up with a fever and congestion. NATURALLY! Isn’t this always the way? Continue reading Mommy’s intuition or the Spirit of God speaking?

Poopster strikes again… (and brings friends to the party)

Meet Jude.The Cute, The Adorable

  • Super duper adorable (with the future of handsome looming)
  • Intelligent, artistic, witty and for a 2 almost 3-year-old Freaking hilarious! (I may be biased but man can that kid crack me up)

All traits that most Mother’s can and do boast about their own sons.

There is one trait Jude possesses that, in my opinion, separates him from others.

It is his world-class, astonishingly amazing ability to POOP. Continue reading Poopster strikes again… (and brings friends to the party)

At the end of the day – we still feed them McDonald’s

As parents we try and raise our kids the best we can.

We teach them manners (even as a toddler without verbal words, Jude knows his sign for ‘please’ and ‘thank you’)

We make healthy food for them (literally I refused all baby jarred food and made my own! – For a time I even made my own home made formula after I was no longer able to nurse)

We limit their junk food intake (some parents more religiously than others!)

No Juice – just water

No preservatives, no chocolate!

We really do our best to make sure their itty bitty bodies are healthy and strong!

and then this happens…. Continue reading At the end of the day – we still feed them McDonald’s