Another Post about the Bra Drive

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  Today is a big day for me.  As a stay at home mom, I don’t get many opportunities to plan something that will benefit people outside my little family and see it come to life.  I mean I see my dinner plans “come to life” most nights, but I don’t usually get a huge […]

Giving up on Coupons

So it’s time for another “Giving up on Good” post with Naptime Diaries and the Tiny Twig.  As the name of my blog points out, I am the envelope keeper in our family.  I’m the one who spends the money.  As a stay at home mommy who doesn’t contribute to the budget financially, I put […]

Blah, Blah, Blah, Good Choices

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There is this really great mall in Charlotte.   Jason and I used to “visit” it for date night when we lived up there.  I say visit because it was way too pricey to really shop.  We would walk past Tiffany’s, Kate Spade, Tommy Bahama and we would dream.  I just knew one day I wouldn’t […]

Why I don’t have an Etsy shop

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 About two weeks ago I got the idea that I needed an Etsy shop.  A lot of bloggers have little shops on Etsy and I started thinking I should, too.    I spent my free time on the Etsy website and researched what was already being sold. I began collecting ideas and thinking about names.     […]

My Thoughts on the Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover

          I am a breast feeding mother.  I don’t nurse on demand.  I don’t nurse him to sleep.  I am not a pacifier.  I have chosen to feed my baby breast milk.  He uses it to satisfy his hunger and to be nutritionally satisfied.  I do nurse in public on occasion, but when I do […]

The hole where my heart used to be…

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    Before I was a mother, I always loved reading those little gift plaques about motherhood. You know the ones I’m talking about.  You find them at Hallmark or gift shops or craft shows.  They usually look hand painted and say sappy things like “Another word for mother is Love” or “God couldn’t be everywhere, […]

Alone in a coffee shop….

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How Art Thou I am so proud of myself.  I am sitting alone in a coffee shop as I write this.  When I came back into the living room after putting Ty down for his morning nap, I noticed Jason was settling in for his morning nap, too.  He doesn’t have to go into work until […]

Dinner Dates….

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 Last Thursday we went out to dinner at Coast. (We had a gift card!)  Ty stayed with my parents (thank you again) and we had a few hours to just be ourselves. I got to be the Abbie I like spending time with.  Not the responsible, overwhelmed, to-do list focused Abbie, but the carefree, […]

April Showers….

     When it rains it pours. This has been Jason’s mantra lately, and he usually says it with a look of defeat on his face. He’s talking about his work schedule. After spending the months leading up to the birth of our baby worried about making ends meet and praying for extra hours, he has […]