My 2018 Word for the Year savor [verb] to taste or smell with pleasure : relish to delight in : enjoy to enjoy (something) for as long as possible I imagine tasting something delectable with my eyes closed; fully being immersed in enjoying the flavor and experience. It is absolutely impossible to savor when hurried. It […]
What does one missionary, author, founder-of-an-amazing-organization, single mother of 13 (now married mom of 14) in Uganda, Africa have in common with an ordinary mom living “normal” life in small town America? Turns out, quite a lot actually. Dirty dishes in the sink, the love of cheerful, bright colors, being a doer of tasks, home […]
some days you just need to write. to vent. to keep from pulling your hair out. you know, on those days when a circus is going on around you, and you realize these most definitely are my monkeys. the day started out good albeit lateish. and by mid-morning, we were #winning. making patterns with blocks. doing preschool […]
You can read our 2016 Christmas letter HERE. Enjoy the quiz! 😉 And we’re excited to meet this little one in two months (or a little less – 6 weeks would be fine, ha!).
How do you hold your children long enough, tight enough, to hold on to the moment and remember it forever in your heart? Why is it the bad things, hard things, tragic things are seared into forever, but the good happy days slip by unnoticed? The days filled with little things. Like nursing her to […]
With a baby and a toddler sick, who have thrown up between 8-10 and over 20 times, respectively, over the last five days… it does something to your brain! Nothing is TMI anymore… I’m sure all you mommas can relate! So have a laugh… it’s the best way to cope! Flu Naomi S. Sahlstrom […]
At 37 1/2 weeks, there is not much else on my mind but labor, delivery and BIRTH. Which means, birth plan. Needed now! A “Birth-Day” Party Apparently with Ole’s unconventional “Birth-Day Party” birth plan I got myself a reputation and set a precedent that is hard to top! “This is not labor (work) – at least […]
You know how when you’re sitting in the doctor’s consultation room and the doctor comes in and asks, “How are you doing?” both of you know it’s only said as a polite greeting because the moment you saw their face you knew. But you start talking anyway saying what a good week it was and […]