Monday, April 27, 2009

I am just now learning that....

(in no particular order) :

Nap and Rest time are not my "right"- if I get to lay down, great. If I don't, enjoy doing something productive.

When disciplining my children, fear and honor God, not family and friends.

Think daily and sometimes hourly about the saying that I get tired of hearing, "it will be over before you know it", and love and play with my boys like "it really will be over before I know it". I have REALLY been trying to let this sink in lately and I am having some sweetly satisfying days with my boys.

It is a good thing to be exhausted at the end of the day. It means I have worked hard at what I am supposed to be doing.

Fearing the loss of Ross, my children, or dying before any of them will rob me of enjoying my family. God is not surprised by ANYTHING. Rest in Him.

If I am not in the Word daily, Ross and my boys suffer from my selfishness.

Having kids hasn't changed my desire for a clean house every day, but a lot can wait until they go to bed :)

There is a difference between being rude and being loud. Teach them the difference. Let them be boys!

Yelling just doesn't work. Ever.

I treasure the time that me and Ross had before our boys. This is a blessed season of life we have now, but I do miss those times and know they were so special.

I have a confirmed hate for laundry. Just do it. It's not going to go away.

7:30 am is sleeping in.

9:00 pm is getting late.

Our boys bedtime is just as good for me and Ross as it is for them :)

My kids will disobey when I want them to "obey" the most. And that's okay. It keeps me humble ;)

Tell Luke I am sorry, when I have done something wrong. He grasps it more than I ever thought he could.

To be continued....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Do your research...

These are a few things that I love, but wish I had enough knowledge to devote a blog too! :)

Nutrition- such as whole foods, raw milk, etc...and how this benefits our bodies

Pregnancy and Childbirth- pregnancy health, home-births, etc...

Infertility- although I have never dealt with this, I love reading about natural ways to boost your fertility, and more specifically when and why many women are labeled infertile before a change in diet, weight loss, or in some cases have not even been trying for more than 1 to 2 years, etc...the meds, treatments, side effects, emotional effects, etc... are very interesting to me.

Ulcerative Colitis- new findings, research, cures...(I was diagnosed with this in High school, and eventually had my colon entirely removed because of the severity and illness)...still interests me greatly. I love talking to people who are struggling with this or diseases similar.

Photography- I love pictures and love taking them.

Patient Advocacy- whether it's the doctor's office, insurance, second/third/or forth opinions, I LOVE talking about this, encouraging others in this area, and finding/knowing the rights of a patient

These are just a few things that really interest me, but I feel like I have only brushed the surface in most of them!

What are some things that interest you? That you read about/ research/ could sit on the computer for hours and look up?