When I let jealousy get the best of me (and learned a big lesson in the aftermath)

P1030721I sometimes find myself jealous of other women’s husbands. Not in THAT way! Just in that I hear and read all these stories of mothers explaining how their husbands help clean around the house and help take care of the children. I didn’t always feel like Diesel did any of this. A lot of the time, I felt like he did NONE of this.

Diesel used to help clean the house, but due to my OCD, he stopped. He felt like he never did it “right,” never the way I wanted it.

Of course, this brought on feelings of Continue reading “When I let jealousy get the best of me (and learned a big lesson in the aftermath)”

Welcome Wednesday

This is a first for me. I am welcoming a guest today. She is someone very dear to me who has asked to remain anonymous. You will all know her as Enid Carolena, a small, strong woman who is devoted to God. Before now, Enid Carolena had been too afraid to put words to her struggles. I hope you give her the same grace you give me. Without further ado, here is Enid Carolena’s story: Continue reading “Welcome Wednesday”

My little helper

Choo-choo has been helping me with everything he can lately. He likes to carry the plates and cups to the dining room and clean up after meals. He excitedly asks to put away the boxes of cereal after breakfast. He even likes helping me carry the clean clothes into the front room to be folded.

Colorful t-shirts

I love when he is in a helpful mood. It is, of course, so much better than Continue reading “My little helper”

In the land of dirty dishes

As you may know, Choo-choo, Diesel, and I have been really busy these last few days. We haven’t spent much time at home. And while we have had awesome family fun time, this unfortunately means our house has been a bit neglected, especially the dirty dishes.

Though I would love for our kitchen to look like this:

Clean Contemporary Kitchen Interior

it more accurately looks like this right now: Continue reading “In the land of dirty dishes”