Wife, Mummy, Nurse

10 March 2015

A Day in My Life {After Daylight Savings Time}

Daylight Savings Time (AKA the bane of a mother's existence). As much as I love this time of year, I wish we could do away with DST. Sunday was actually good, but on Monday morning I was exhausted. Yesterday had many highs and one or two low point. As the day went on, it got better and better.

Our children go to bed around 8 PM and wake up at 8 AM. My son had been up THREE times the night before (usually, he's up once and falls back to sleep). Three times, I had to get up, hold and nurse him, put him in the pack n play, and pray he'd stay asleep. I know I should have been happy to spend time with him, but I already lost sleep on Saturday night and continued losing it on Sunday night.

Monday morning, I was on the verge of tears and hearing this conversation did not help.
At 7:52 AM, Charis woke up and asked, "Can I get up and eat breakfast?"
Drew, "No, not yet. What's the rule?"
"I have to wait until 8 o'clock."
8 AM came. Charis, "It's 8 o'clock!!!!"
Drew woke up with our children and let me sleep in until 9:20! Reason 829 that I know I married a keeper.

When I finally rolled out of bed, I picked up my son and nursed him. I usually enjoy breastfeeding (especially during the day). It's the one time where I have to STOP from the business of life, hold my son, look at his sweet face and toes, and nourish him. This mama, at bacon and eggs for breakfast. After we at breakfast, we had family worship. We're currently reading through Hebrews and learning about Jesus the Great High Priest (and have been thankful that we do not have to sacrifice over and over and over... Christ's death was once and for all.). Drew left to go to work on his dissertation and later his tutoring.

Happy mail came! I'm a BALM! Baby blogger and received some natural body products. FYI, their Pits! Natural Deodorant is AMAZING!!




After my son woke up from his 2 1/2 hour nap (Hallelujah!), we walked to Dunkin' Donuts to buy donuts (goodbye eating healthy) and a coffee for me. Sadly, I left my baby carrier at my parent's house and the other carrier was in our van (which Drew had). So, I had to drag the stroller down the flight of stairs and outside before going back in for my children. Note to self: Get the baby carrier out of the van!


After going home, I had to do necessary duties of cleaning and cooking and sang Psalm 113, while picking up.

Justin did not want to go to sleep and was fighting it last night. He had to be nurse three times before finally falling asleep, but this time, I was happy to treasure his face.



How was your day yesterday?
Did Daylight Savings Time affect your family
or outlook on life?

09 March 2015

American Girl is at Zulily from 3/9-3/12

American Girl Sale at zulily - Save up to 30%!
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Attention American Girl fans! Growing up, I loved the American Girl books and longed to get one of the dolls for myself. My daughter is just starting to enjoy the American Girls, and I would love to get her one of the dolls for her birthday or Christmas. 

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05 March 2015

3 Children's Books about the Heart

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When I was 9 years old, I wanted to become a cardiologist. When I had to take high school biology, I hated my teacher because he was short tempered, could not control the class, and did not want to be at school. It was then I decided not go become a doctor (for which I'm glad). While at Grove City College, I began to believe that God was calling me to go into nursing. I left Grove City (after my sophomore year) and went to Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing (a diploma program outside of Pittsburgh).

04 March 2015

Zubels #Review #Giveaway

With the weather (hopefully) warming up soon, I have been looking to get a cotton hat for my son, since he does not always like wearing the wool hats I've knit for him when it's warmer outside. I was thrilled when I found out about Zubels.

Bunny Tail


I love going to the library and checking out knitting books. One book I have borrowed (and might as well own with all the fines I've paid) is Itty-Bitty Hats: Cute and cuddly caps to knit for babies and toddlers. When I have to knit a baby gift, I often go to it for ideas. 

02 March 2015

The Crimson Cord #Book #Review #Giveaway

This post is sponsored from Family Christian and contains affiliate links.

When I was a preteen, I could often be found in my room at night with a flashlight reading books until the wee hours of the morning. I still enjoy reading, but the last time I could be found reading at 2 AM was when my daughter was a newborn.

When Family Christian was looking for bloggers to read and review The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story, I signed up to review the book. The Crimson Cord is written by Jill Eileen Smith. The Bible does not tell us a whole lot about Rahab; liberties were taken and this book should be read as a fictional book and not as the word of God. Jill splits the book into three parts.

27 February 2015

Purex® PowerShot® Detergent - Flip, Dose, Done!

I am a Purex® Insiders and was given a complimentary bottle of Purex® PowerShot® Laundry Detergent to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

In my house, laundry day is everyday. It is never done. There are times I am able to scale back Mount Never Done Laundry, but there are times, I need to send in an expedition to wash our clothes, towels, unmentionables, diapers, well you get the picture. Charis is now at an age where she loves helping mama, especially with the laundry. One of her many laundry jobs is to put the detergent in the laundry. Thankfully, Purex® PowerShot® laundry detergent helps with the measuring and dispensing.