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Posts Tagged ‘Imperfect Happiness’

Sunday Surf on Monday

I really wanted to do a Sunday Surf yesterday (I’ve been reading so many amazing posts this week!) but I was just too tired from a crazy busy – but very fun – weekend.

Saturday I was at the home of relatives expecting their first baby very soon. They’ve been renovating an amazing old house for close to 5 years now (and doing an incredible job!) but with their own little bean on the way, things are shifting into high gear and they organized a work party to get some things taken care of.

So the husband and Bean had a daddy daughter bonding day and I did some painting!

It was a fun little switch, and it sounds weird but I feel so cool to have taken part in ‘flipping’ a house – small part though it was. :)

Mother’s Day dawned gorgeously – finally a day that was truly sunny and warm!

Husband made me breakfast (bacon and eggs – yum!) and then we went for a long walk to work off breakfast. When we got home Bean was ready for a nap and we noticed exactly how many weeds had sprung up in our little front yard garden over the past week, so we did a little yard work and made it all pretty.

I then got inspired and decided to mow the lawn, so the front and back yards actually look presentable for once (we moved here last summer when I was pregnant and I could count on my hand the number of times we got the lawn taken care of…I’m sure our neighbors will be happier this year lol).

I also got started on my straw bale garden! I probably should have begun before now, but life intervenes… Read the rest of this entry »

In Honor of Spank Out Day USA…Just a Day Late!


Image by gwen via Flickr

I really wanted to blog yesterday in honor of Spank Out Day USA (which falls on April 30th every year) but alas life intervened. The Bean is still not feeling well and hubby had to be away most of the day, so she was my first priority.

As he’s here now to take care of her, I get the chance to set down some of my thoughts.

I also had the good fortune of being able to read through a bunch of other great posts before putting my own together, so hopefully this will be pretty inspired! (No chance to comment on them yet – it’s coming – I was reading while Bean was asleep and the keyboard sounds wake her up).

In some ways, this is a touchy subject in which I feel inhibited about expressing my feelings. I have a wonderful mother who frequently stops by to read this blog and I don’t want to hurt her in any way by what I write. I have friends who sincerely believe in the Biblical sanctioning of spanking as a form of discipline, and I don’t wish to offend in my advocacy or come across as arrogant or frustrating to anyone.

So please know that the spirit of my writing is of one who is on a learning journey, and trust that I am not calling ANYONE a bad parent or claiming to be the authority here. I’m simply sharing what I’m learning – what I am passionate about – and hopefully opening a fruitful (rather than negative or hurtful) conversation… Read the rest of this entry »

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