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Quote 38!

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This quote comes from Harry Potter, which is my favorite book series in the entire universe. I needed this today because I’ve been missing many family members that I’ve lost. Sometimes I watch my daughter and the fact that she never got to meet them overwhelms me with sadness, but I see them in her every single day.

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Quote 34!

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So… yeah. I haven’t been on here as much as ususal. A few reasons for that. Um… I made a resolution to spend less time on my phone and more time with my kid and I would love to say that’s the only reason I’ve been absent but, I love you guys so I’m gonna be straight up. My anxiety and depression has really been kicking my ass lately. I don’t know if I’m just over winter and my brain needs warmer non bi-polar weather or what but for real it’s been tough these last few months. Like today for instance. I just absolutely couldn’t do life today. All I wanted to do was lay in bed and cry, which I actually did the entire time my kid napped. These funks make me feel like the worst mama alive but honestly, this is me, and I haven’t found anything to change me yet so here I am.

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Quote 33!

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I know it’s been a while and I apologize for that. My New Years resolution has been to spend less time on line and more time outside with my nugget. But, I have a post I’m working on and hopefully I will have it ready soon. Much love to you all.

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I unplugged and this is what happened.

So, as you’ve probably realized, or I hope you have anyway, I haven’t posted anything in a while. The reason for this absence is because I made the decision to unplug for a while and focus all of my attention on the real world. It’s a beautiful place to focus on. By putting down the electronics I was able to be present in a way I wasn’t before. I was able to witness the exact moment my nugget learned to count to ten. She’s not even 2 yet! I was able to really appreciate the moment we lit our Christmas tree for the first time and her little blue eyes filled with magic and wonder. I had actual conversations with my husband, mama, and other family and friends. I even got quite a few books checked off of my tbr list. 

Unplugging wasn’t easy by any means. Facebook called my name very loudly for a few days, but nugget called my name even louder. The decision to separate myself from technology for a while came when I realized my nugget preferred playing with my phone to reading a book. That made me incredibly sad, because I am a book lover and I want nothing more than for her to love books and the magic they bring just as I do. I realize technology has pretty much taken over the world and that’s not about to change, but I also want my kids to experience the world as I did without it. Reading books that take them to far away lands and then recreating those lands outside using nothing but their imagination and sticks. I want them to want to go outside. I wanna fight them to get them back inside, not fight them to get them to go outside! It’s a beautiful world out there and it’s just waiting to be explored! Go get lost, but take the dog because she knows where she’s fed she’ll lead you back. Go look at the stars. If you sit still long enough it looks like they’re moving. Have a picnic, build a fort, find lost treasure. Just be a kid. 

If you’ve read my blog before you know we don’t have computers or video games or wifi. My only connection to the world wide web is my phone. We didn’t make the decision to live like this to punish our kids or to keep them away from technology. We live like this because we want our kids to know that life without all that is still possible. And it can still be fun. On Christmas day while so many kids were learning how to use their new phones or computers we were having a Nerf gun war. Best. Christmas. Morning. Ever. We had an absolute blast and not once did I reach for my phone. I was too caught up in our moment to worry about anybody else’s moment. 

As you can see, I am plugged back in, but there will be quite a few changes made. I refuse to spend as much time on the internet as I used to. When my kids ask me to look at something,  or watch them do something, they will have my full attention right then and there. From now on our moments come first. I will still post as often as possible, because this blog has become my outlet, and it’s the one thing thats mine. I need it to keep me sane and so I can look back at it in a few years and laugh at myself. But it won’t come first. Nope, that coveted #1 slot belongs to the fam. If you ever catch yourself looking at a screen more often than you look out a window unplug for a while and go outside. Trust me, it’s good for the soul.