Category Archives: compromise

Poopy Pants

I made another pair of pants for my three year old daughter. She put them on, and within about ten minutes had had an accident in them. Oh well, that’s mamahood of a little one. Soon they will be clean … Continue reading

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Hand Crafted File Folders

Goodness have I been living lately. Volunteering for three causes, canning up the season’s harvest, caring for all of our animals, sewing homemade clothing, and of course mothering and caring for a home and family. Sorry to be out of … Continue reading

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The Balance

I try to be laid back about things we encounter when hanging out with people. Some sugary food gets offered, ok. A gift gets given that’s not my favorite, ok. I can always donate extra toys to goodwill and explain … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Child

I share a bed with my husband and our toddler. Last night she slept until 5, when I woke, then she fell back to sleep. Nights like this give me vitality for my early wakings and the day that follows. … Continue reading

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Finding Community

It has been a struggle for me to find my folks here in Portland, OR. Almost 8 years I have been here, and only in this past year have I felt that I had enough quality friends to sustain me. … Continue reading

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Making Do

These have been lean times. My role is to feed the family, whether in times of plenty or no. I had to get mighty creative this last month to make those meals appear on the table. Although this can be … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Christmas

This year I did the 12 days of christmas for my stepdaughter. This is something that I have been contemplating doing for years. It was wonderful. It stretches out the fun and excitement of christmas, prevents christmas burn out, and … Continue reading

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