Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Recommendations for Mamas!

First off,
I read Last Child In The Woods last month.

While this book was a little tedious to read because of the statistical info and psychology stuff, the point of it was something EVERY parent needs to hear.
The author explains how much of today's culture has pushed kids into a 'nature-deficit disorder' psyche, and why it needs to change.
It was great information, some of which I had never thought of and some which I had.
I highly recommend.

The other mama book I recommend is Surprised by Motherhood.

Product Details
Lisa-Jo Baker does not tell you how to be a better mom, how to discipline, etc, etc.
It is NOT a parenting and/or self-help book.  It is basically Lisa-Jo's biography and how she became a parent after yrs of not wanting to be.
It is honest and beautiful.
I teared up on a few occasions and laughed out loud at others.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

summer flowers...

summer flowers.  
one of life's simple pleasures that bring me so much joy...

Friday, July 4, 2014

He's 13...

someone pinch me.
he's 13!

 {playing with the lighter-typical}

As America celebrates so does my Aiden.
They have a lot in common.
Fiercely independent, brave, determined and with an inner strength I admire so much.

We had chosen the name Aiden not knowing , of course, that he would arrive on the 4th of July wailing and strong.
Aiden means little fire.
{covering his face from the camera-typical}

How fitting.
He has been a firecracker from the get-go.
He is a hard worker and amazingly wise beyond his years.
He keeps me on my toes and on my knees I always say.
I know that his strong nature will help him do amazing things one day.
He spent the afternoon on the Rogue River with his dad in a tahiti.
He had tacos & ice cream cake .
He got a scope for his gun
{he was very excited about this though I thought it the most boring gift ever}

I am so blessed to be his mom.

Happy Birthday A.
Happy Birthday these United States Of America.

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