2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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25 Rules for Mothers of Sons

Things to remember as I raise my lil’ man…

Life Out of Bounds

My dear friend, Maria, passed a blog post onto me and I had to share it with all my readers.  Have a tissue handy; maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones or maybe I am starting to grasp reality since my baby with my 5 years old in a few short weeks.

25 Rules for Mothers of Sons

1. Teach him the words for how he feels.
Your son will scream out of frustration and hide out of embarrassment.  He’ll cry from fear and bite out of excitement.  Let his body move by the emotion, but also explain to him what the emotion is and the appropriate response to that emotion for future reference.  Point out other people who are feeling the same thing and compare how they are showing that emotion.  Talk him through your emotions so that someday when he is grown, he will know the difference between angry and embarrassed…

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Writer’s Block?

Ugh. I’m stuck. Worst part is… I’m not even stuck about writing for the blog. I’m stuck writing a philosophy statement for a job application!!! Something so much more critical right now. And something that should come easy because its suppose to be just a statement from which I function in my career right? UGHHHHHH.

This all started when I had the bright idea that I will apply for a full-time counseling job locally. I swear for the past decade I had been saying that I wasn’t going to work full-time ever again… because I do enjoy the adjunct life. BUT – considering that I have 5 part-time jobs… it basically equates that I am probably working beyond a traditional full-time job anyways. So why not lock myself in with some stability, pension, and benefits? Guess it makes better sense now. Add to that the fact that my oldest will be in Kindergarten this fall and my youngest starting preschool. Perhaps the stars are all aligning now for me.

So I got this application due. It’s pretty much done except for the dreaded philosophy statement. What is my community college counseling philosophy? Where do I begin? This is something I’ve been doing for the past 10 years. So this statement should come easy to me right? No. Ugh. So instead of writing my statement, I’m sitting here writing about how I need to write my statement! Then I float around on Facebook and Pinterest… while my opened Word document lays empty on my desktop still.

Must…find…inspiration.

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A post of posts

I am fascinated with this idea and think it’s such a wonderful way for kids to get to know their parent better. Not just as a parent, but as a deep and intriguing human being. I must compile a list too!

Life As I Know It

I found a very interesting idea the other day…. A list of posts. A legacy of sorts.  Something to leave for my children to look back on some day. The things I think they should know about me. I have decided to tweak it and make it my own. As I finish each post, I will link it here and it will eventually become an interactive list of posts. I’m pretty excited about it and I hope you enjoy!

Thirty Things My Kids Should Know About Me

1. 20 Random Facts about myself
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears and how they came about
3. Describe my relationship with my spouse
4. The 10 things that make me most happy, right now
5. If I had 3 wishes…..
6. My dream job
7. Five things I am passionate about
8. Ten people who have influenced me
9. Embarrassing moments
10. Pet…

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Hello WordPress!

So a little over a month ago, I decided to start a blog. Fortunately, before I got too hot and heavy into it, a good friend of mine suggested that I use WordPress instead (I originally started this on Blogger). Whew. Lucky I was only about 20 posts deep, as I just spent the last couple hours re-posting and adjusting settings, etc for my new home.

In any case, I’m liking it. I tried WordPress a couple years ago to blog for our photography business, but I got really far behind and preferred to upkeep our Facebook business page instead. So that blog is somewhere amongst the cobwebs. Now that I’m back on WordPress, I see that there’s been some great user-friendly changes. Thank goodness for me, because as much as I am hip with the tech stuff, there is still a lot to learn!

Excuse me as I make myself comfortable on here. I hope that by making WordPress my homebase, my neuroticism will someday reach the masses. 😉

Mood: Excited. Thoughts: Where to start?

I’m actually feeling pretty excited about my new blogging venture. Gosh I feel that so much goes on in my tiny big brain, that this may just be the perfect outlet for my ramblings.

 

Where do I even start? I will need to go home and sort through my various notes stashed away on my harddrive. There’s my suggested registry list, my whole email on pumping breastmilk, color-coded excel spreadsheets of the kids daily schedules (and how they evolved over the course of 18 months), my method for organizing frozen breastmilk, oh – and let’s not forget my suggested diaper count! I’m going to have to spread it out somehow, otherwise my neurotic self will stay up all night getting all this onto my blog in 24 hours (and I totally would do it!)

 

Since I just spent ALL of last week potty training K. I think that’s where I will start, since it was the most current thing happening in my neurotic parenting life. Yes. That’s what I will start at. Everyone’s favorite thing to do: Potty Train. And if you are anything like me, you will want to get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible.

 

If there is ever a topic that you have come across and wonder what experience or input I may have on it… leave a comment. I’m always open to topics to ramble about! I could talk/type foreverrrrrr.