Category Archives: compromise

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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Holiday Crafting

My sewing nook in the back room has gotten a lot of use these past few weeks. My sewing takes place almost entirely during nap times or after little one’s bedtime (I set an alarm to wake myself back up). … Continue reading

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