Train rides and swirly slides

Family Written In Plastic Kids Letters

Choo-choo, Diesel, and I had a super fun family day yesterday. In celebration of Choo-choo doing better with his potty training, my husband and I took him to another train museum a few hours away from us.

It was all our kid had talked about for the past three days. He asked about going every night and again in the morning. He asked if we were there yet the entire drive despite many assurances we weren’t even close. Choo-choo just could not contain his excitement.

Once there, we Continue reading “Train rides and swirly slides”

More than just paper and ink

Magical books with ray of magical lights and colorful clouds

I am a big believer in reading to children. Diesel and I have always thought how important it is to read to Choo-choo. We take stacks of books with us on vacations and even short rides in the car. We’ve even encouraged our son to “read to us” as well.

Reading to kids not only increases their knowledge, but it Continue reading “More than just paper and ink”

Last days of summer

Is it summer where you are? It is here. Well, it was. It’s autumn now, meteorologically speaking. The temperatures around here say otherwise.

Diesel, Choo-choo, and I have fully taken advantage of the warm, rain-free weather, though we admittedly sweated through quite a lot of it. This is why when we took Choo-choo to the beach the other night, the sun had already set. Continue reading “Last days of summer”

Waking up to face the day

frame-with-grasschamomiles-and-butterflies_fJzvIALO_LGood Monday Morning!

I am not much of a morning person. At all. Just about anyone who knows me can attest to that. I turn off my alarms or ignore them. I snap at people who try to wake me up, even if they are being super nice about it. Diesel used to tell me that I often growled at him.

You read that right. “Growled.” Continue reading “Waking up to face the day”

Singing through it all

Choo-choo has been saying a lot of things in sing-song lately. The other night it was: 🎶 “I want to ea-eat din-ner.”🎶 And today:🎶 “Why are we going down the stairs?”🎶 Continue reading “Singing through it all”

Being mindful of my attitudes

So, I told you yesterday about my fun-filled day with Choo-choo. I thought for sure that since we had such a great day, we would naturally have a great night, too.

No such luck.

Yep. We had another long night. Choo-choo woke up and called to me 15 times throughout the night, from midnight to just after 6 AM. I’m not even kidding. I wish I were.

The thing about long, sleepless nights while battling depression is that no sleep equals no peace of mind. Continue reading “Being mindful of my attitudes”

Starting the day off right

My ears are ringing from my son screaming because he didn’t want to be done with breakfast. I lost track of how many times I have repeated myself. I have been awake for an hour and a half and still haven’t had time to eat my  breakfast yet. I have a monster headache from not sleeping well last night. Continue reading “Starting the day off right”