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A soft place to fall {a MOM-day post}

I don’t really read the news anymore.  I don’t watch it either.  Ever since we cancelled satellite t.v., I just sort of checked out of the current event scene.  I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but I figure if I really need to know it, it will likely show up on social media in some form. But then, sometimes, what does show up on social media, becomes so polarized that I’m not sure I even wanted to know. …

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It’s Summer {a mom-day post}

Ahh, summer.  How I love you.    And hate you.        All at the same time. I have been very quiet on the internet of late.  Not that I haven’t been wasting inordinate amounts of time on the internet.  I just haven’t been adding anything to the fray. I feel like I should have amazing adventures or elaborate explanations of what I have been up to to justify my lack of posting, updating and sharing. The truth is, I have done…

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Chasing Rainbows

You may have seen this embroidery project I posted last week.  I just love all the colors and how happy it makes me.  But, it does more than just add color to my creative space.  I wanted it to serve as a reminder to me of what is really important to me. Motherhood is definitely thankless, difficult, challenging, gross, exhausting, did I say thankless?  It absorbs all of who you are and what you do.  You feel like you are…

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On the Road to Recovery

Hi!  I’m Amy and I’m a recovering enabler, nagger and yeller.  I’ve been in recovery for about a week.  I’m definitely a work in progress, and I still have a long way to go, but I’ve seen indications that this is the right way for me to go. This morning was a perfect example.   I have decided that if I want my children to be self motivated, I need to give them the opportunity to learn how to be that…

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Why I’m quitting my day job…

I’m not even sure I’m going to give them 2 weeks notice. Before you start panicking that I’m leaving my family, let me reassure you that I have no intention of doing that. The job I plan to quit is the job of Chief Enabling Officer.  The job mostly involves nagging, yelling, cajoling, reminding, hurrying, watching, checking, reminding, nagging, and repeat. It’s a lousy job and the pay is terrible.  Benefits include (but are not limited to): dependent, lazy, entitled,…

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Goals are more than dreams and wishes….

I love the new year.  The possibilities, the growth it will hold.  I can’t help but view it as Anne of Green Gables when she said, “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it.”  There is a whole year full of unmarked days, ready to be filled and lived and remembered. It’s a very romantic view to be sure. But I can’t help getting caught up in the chance to start fresh.  So many things in my life…

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Dear… {a Mom-day post}

Dear Harried Mom of small children- I get it.  I’m right there with you.  You feel judged, picked on, dirty and smelly (baby barf anyone?).  You wonder how you will get through one…more…day.  Hang in there.  It gets better (promise) and easier.  And remember that no one is as hard on you as you are.  No one is judging, or criticizing or expecting more of you.  That mean voice you’re hearing?  It’s in your head.  Tell her to be nice. …

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A post-SNAP brain purge {a Mom-day post}

I promised a shot of my living room.  This is taken from upstairs looking down.  It got much, much worse. 😉 Last week, after weeks of boutique prep, I had the chance to attend SNAP.  It’s a conference for creative bloggers.  It was amazing!  The classes were wonderful, timely and well done.  The schedule was incredible, the sponsors terrific and the party was top notch!  I had a fabulous time connecting with friends new and old and enjoying my time…

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Two sides- a {mom}-day post

It’s exhausting I tell you, being this cute. And delightful, all at the same time. I have been mulling over This post, and agree heartily with everything she said.  But, then I read this post– and I also think she has a point.  And today I stumbled upon the response the author of the first post wrote and I think she is brilliant.  In case you don’t want to do all the clicking and reading- I’ll sum it up:  the…

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New Year Changes {a mom-day post}

Clay ornament I was asked to make for my friend.  It’s her husband in his Boy Scout gear.  The new year feels like a good time to shake off old habits, organize the chaos that has built up over the holidays and start fresh. I’m ready to make some changes, some will be easy, others will be harder. I’m not sure how successful I will be at them, so I hesitate to put them in writing on here for the…

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