JEI {5}:  Mom Self-Care

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Welcome to the weekly link up, Just Enough Info (JEI).  The internets can be a great source of community, and I’d love to get to know you better!  Feel free to share your answers in the comments or link up if you have a blog.  You can see our first link up here. The topic of the week […]

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Momming in Solidarity

I am the mother of four.  In some circles, that’s an enormous number.  In other circles, that’s just getting started. At any rate, I’ve gone through four births, three potty-training-s, two kindergartens, and one learning-to-read-s.  There’s a lot in between each of those milestones.  Like trips to the emergency room, family gatherings interrupted by vomit, […]

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2016 Fall SOJIA:  Health Jenga

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We just got back from Mayo.  The hospital.  Not the condiment.  In case you’re confused. Cee’s labwork looks normal.  We monitor her inflammation markers and liver numbers every few months.  Good. Cee’s x-rays look clear.  We have x-rays done yearly to assess permanent joint damage and the overall state of her joints.  Good. Cee’s exam by […]

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JEI {4}: Chores

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Welcome to the weekly link up, Just Enough Info (JEI).  The internets can be a great source of community, and I’d love to get to know you better!  Feel free to share your answers in the comments or link up if you have a blog.  You can see our first link up here. The topic of the week: […]

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An Anne Shirley of a First Co-op

Finding a dead rat in the custard. Accidentally getting her best friend drunk. Jumping on an old lady in the dark.   Anne Shirley of Green Gables fame found herself in the middle of all sorts of scrapes.  Some were the result of negligence, a few of pride, others pure dumb luck. I’ve always identified with Anne […]

SQT {13}:  Anti-Boredom Board Books

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Seven Quick Takes Just to be clear, the title of this post refers to the sweet spot in children’s literature wherein the reading parent doesn’t go crazy and the child asks for more. -1- Little Feet Love by Bendon Inc. Honestly, this book doesn’t even have an author, and it makes me die inside a little […]

JEI {3}: Prayer

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Welcome to the weekly link up, Just Enough Info (JEI).  The internets can be a great source of community, and I’d love to get to know you better!  Feel free to share your answers in the comments or link up if you have a blog.  You can see our first link up here.   JEI {3}:  Prayer […]

A Mother's Worst Nightmare

I have so many lovely things I want to write about… …a trip to the Shrine of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini! …all our fun from Yellowstone! …all our fun from the Black Hills! …the contents of our Morning Basket! …updates on Cee’s SOJIA! But I can’t. I’m having a hard time breathing. I don’t think […]