It's been three years (and a bit more) since writing on here. In fact, I couldn't remember my URL for this site and randomly ran across it while cleaning out my Inbox. I'm not sure what else I deleted though because overall, I deleted about 5,000 emails. What can I say except that tidiness and … Continue reading A simple update after a 3(+) year hiatus…
There is a huge debate in our country about vaccinations. I don’t think we would if we saw first-hand what devastations these diseases cause. I just hope and pray that it doesn’t take an outbreak and large casualties before people wake up.
In a shady corner of St. Mary’s Cemetery, a curious collection of little headstones, all of the same size and age, surround a large hooded monument. Unassuming and unadorned, the large family headstone does not prepare you for what you will read. This little cemetery just south of Hartford, Kansas is the final resting place for the “Children of James & Anna O’Marra,” eight of whom died in 1903.
James and Anna O’Marra and their nine children, ranging in age from six months to 21 years, lived seven miles south of Hartford. Their family was in mourning for James’ brother John, who had died of pneumonia on March 30, 1903. The newspapers are not clear as to exactly what happened next, but John O’Marra’s funeral may be a clue, as family members from outside the area came to Lyon County to pay their respects.
According to the Neosho Valley Times
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A couple days ago my first nephew was born. They live like 2,000 miles away so I won't get to cuddle up with him for awhile. This also means I am not in a place to help out my sister and her husband. So, on their 2nd night in the hospital I wrote this list up … Continue reading Why staying in a hospital rocks after giving birth
There seems to be a movement back towards a more natural lifestyle. Natural foods raised organically, non-genetically modified foods, essential oils instead of antibiotics. There has even been a movement back towards medication-free child birthing because it is more "natural." Well, I've had a delivery with an epidural, and then one without. And let me … Continue reading Natural Childbirth. I NEVER want to do that again.
Getting anywhere on time is impossible. Let me rephrase. Getting anywhere is impossible. Anyone else feel the same? I see moms walk into library programs late looking a little frazzled. I hope that they don't think that there is any judgement in my eyes because I get it. In order to get somewhere I typically … Continue reading I just wanted to go to Target.
When I was dating Eloy I had quite a few opportunities to see him with little kids. But nothing could prepare me for how great of a father he would be for our three little girls. (We have twins who turn three next month, and a seven month old baby.) Every night before my husband … Continue reading Why my husband is a great father
There are so many days when staying at home is a joy. And there some days when I just feel alone and isolated. I say this not to complain about staying at home with my children, which I love, but to acknowledge and share something that I feel is missing in our society. Awhile back, … Continue reading Thirsting for community