These are the crazy eyes of a woman who decided on a Wednesday to have a garage sale 72 hours later. It was intense and we still haven’t fully recovered. But the stuff is OUT OF MY HOUSE and we made a little bit of cash so…win?
The other earth-shattering news in the Stewart home is that Baby Gwen discovered that yes, indeed, she CAN climb onto the couches. Climbing down, however, is a tad shaky. So now I can live in terror for the next month of my life when she masters the dismount.
I’m a little blown away with the response from this post from Tuesday that’s been viewed over 12K times in the past three days. That’s pretty huge for Carrots! Reading the comments was also fascinating. Folks brought up a lot of logistical considerations (size, cost, etc) when inviting children to weddings. That wasn’t my hang up, though. I just didn’t want kids there because I didn’t think they belonged at weddings. But I was 20 and had a lot to learn.
On the Homestead:
The Sungold tomatoes are ripe and wonderful. Even R2-D2 can’t say no to a warm from the Florida sun bite of heaven. (And Benjamin also tucks him in a night.)
I forgot how much I love 12-24months! Gwen is almost 13 months and, although I love the sweet newborn days, this is where I think it really gets fun. (But waking up after 6am would be VERY COOL, m’dear.) Oh and thanks to everybody on the Carrots FB page who shared weaning advice. I was feeling ready to wean Gwen and asked how folks go about doing that (Benjamin and Lucy both self-weaned). I was feeling touched out and ready to be DONE. However, after following some of your advice (don’t offer, don’t refuse) I realized that I had been sticking to my early routine of ecological breastfeeding and offering ALL THE TIME. No wonder I was feeling touched out! She was nursing 8-10 times a day! So now we’re down to two feedings a day max just because she doesn’t ask for it more than that. It’s helpful in getting her back to sleep after her 4am waking and then anytime she takes a tumble or is upset. Feeling far less overwhelmed and will probably just keep this up until she decides she’s over it. So thanks!
Links I Loved:
Celebrating Baptism Days: Surviving Our Blessings
Judging the Mom of Many: Mandi Richards for A Knotted Life
The Double Edged Knife: Guilt and the Small Family: Molly Makes Do
Am I Enough?: Barren to Beautiful
Women Swiftly Running Out of Things that Aren’t Sexy: Bad Catholic
And I’ve really been diving into this wonderful blog of homeschooling inspiration (and more), Amongst Lovely Things. It is beautiful and I’ve been so in love with the new book Teaching from Rest from Sarah, the blogger behind Amongst Lovely Things.
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