Moms Grow Up, Too

Confession: I spent no more than three hours at a time away from Walden in the first six months of his life. Then I spent about 3 hours TOTAL away during our first deployment in England. Back then I didn’t realize how absurd I was being. I felt I would be a nuisance to ask… Continue reading Moms Grow Up, Too


I’ve started three separate intelligent posts that have nothing to do with my kid. My gripes are starting to get old, so I want to mix it up. It’s just… I’m too tired to finish them. I started this post a few days ago when the toddler was napping in his stroller in the doorway.… Continue reading Time

Then There’s the Next Day

Well, about that taking it one day at a time thing… When he wakes up early with a fever: and is crying “No school! No school!” on a morning he would be going to nursery. I know the sweet blogger thing to say is “poor guy, I feel so bad that he’s sick!” The tired momma… Continue reading Then There’s the Next Day

Truth from the Home Front

I’m hoping that by writing this post I’ll work out the optimistic twist that often emerges when I talk about how things are. Usually I put distance between these kinds of truths and what I post on my blog, maybe to put on my “we can do it!” face for others. So that my friends… Continue reading Truth from the Home Front

The Sound of Silence

I’m not much of a talker. I like the quiet. I like to reflect. I like to observe. I don’t like to talk if I’m not sure of what I’m saying. And I don’t like to talk just for the sake of talking. And so my toddler’s latest “thing” is a huge challenge. (More so… Continue reading The Sound of Silence

When You’re Hooked on Social Media

I don’t think it’s weird that I check Facebook on my iPhone every night before I go to sleep, every morning after the alarm goes off, and every time I walk by my opened laptop-slash-music-center on the kitchen counter. When my husband is deployed, I try to keep Facebook open in case he’s able to… Continue reading When You’re Hooked on Social Media

At the Pumpkin “Patch”

I decided that this weekend’s Sanity Saver Outing would be to a nearby pick-your-own pumpkin patch. The former pumpkin farmer in me was very excited to show my little sprout where the pumpkins in the grocery stores actually come from, how they grow from plants in the ground. Call me old fashioned, but when I… Continue reading At the Pumpkin “Patch”

A Morning Walk

The little guy and I may be finding our stride with mornings at nursery. Today he said “bye-bye” as soon as I took off his jacket, leaned in for a kiss, took his teacher’s hand and walked off to his room. He cried “mama” on the way, but the kid didn’t even bother to look… Continue reading A Morning Walk

Vote for Wanderlynn!

Y’all, my blog has been nominated for a Top 25 Military Moms blog at Circle of Moms! Exciting, no? Voting is open until August 16 (a.k.a. the day after my birthday) and anyone can vote. You can even vote every single day, giving me the best 32nd birthday present a girl could ask for! Click… Continue reading Vote for Wanderlynn!