Reflect and Write

I feel helpless. I hate that feeling. Since I hurt my foot and broke my toe last week, my mobility has been severely limited. I hate it. The best way for my foot to heal is to rest it. So, I do. And as I do, I look around the house at a million things that need to get done, unable to tackle most of them because I’m on crutches. 

Reflect & Write

My husband, Chris, has been amazing through all of this. He’s made every meal. He’s done all the laundry. For the first few days, he even got up to dress our girls, even though he had gotten home at 4:30 a.m. from work. He is my superhero. 

One thing I have had time to do is reflect and write. While I only wrote a couple of posts this week, I had a few things stirring in my brain. Basically, that is how I pre-write. I’ve outlined a few ideas to write over the next couple of weeks.

What I’m most proud of this week is that I fulfilled a promise to a friend. Back in October, I read a post my friend Christine wrote on her blog sharing her child’s experience with angels. The post was lovely, and it made me think of my experience with angels as a child. So, I mentioned that to her. She asked me to guest post on that topic, to which I responded that I had an even better story about angels. I promised to write it when I found the time. I found that time this week. 

What I wrote for Christine involves my faith in God and how I came to believe. As a general rule, I don’t discuss God much here. It just isn’t what I write. I would love it if you would go and check out the post, Angels, over at The Mom Cafe. 

Now, on to some stuff that happened this past week…

My Writing Around the Web: 

Being an Older Mom Yep, I’m an older mom. I talk about why I had children later in life.

Top 10 Recipes of 2014 I’m sharing my most popular recipes from the past year. Have you tried them all yet?

Hobbling into the New Year So, I tried to not hurt my oldest child and later found myself in the ER.

Sweet Saturday: Peanut Butter Cup Pie My family can attest that this pie is delicious! It’s also super easy to make. 

Not-to-Miss Articles from Around the Web

I’ve been busy reading lots of blog posts. Here are a few of my favorites that I think you might like as well.

Who Will Tell Her She’s Not Beautiful  A good reminder that our own body image can influence our children’s body image.

Kindergarten Registration ~ A New Chapter for Us A lovely post about how our children grow.

My (Last) First’s How you react when you know your youngest child is your last as they experience their firsts. 

The Brazilian Wax from Hell Laugh out loud hysterical!! I LOVED this piece and found myself reading it aloud to my husband (who I’m sure didn’t want to know all those details)!

An Open Letter to Daniel Tiger… If you have toddlers, you will relate to this and laugh! Perfection!


About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.



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  1. Girl, you KNOW I feel your pain!!! It’s SOOOO hard to be immobile. I scoot the the fridge and open the door and just sob. Then I try to -reorganize and start to clean out the meals from CHRISTMAS and I realize my hip is screaming and trembling and it is about to give out on me, standing there with one foot wobbling to balance.

    I work up a sweat for those twenty minutes and I scoot back in defeat and pain.

    So how has your morning been?


    You know already, but I’ll say it again- I absolutely love that you shared your story over at my place. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!

    (PS: Read my ‘shift your lens wider post- it may help you!!)
    Chris Carter recently posted…Shift Your Lens Wider…Perspective

  2. Ouch! Sounds very painful, and that feeling of having to do so much but not being able to is always hard. I remember when I was on bed rest with my 9yo daughter I was horrible at sitting still. And thank you for the very kind words about my post:) That was a one time event for sure.
    The Shitastrophy recently posted…My Other Love

    1. Oh, that’s my greatest fear that I’ll be put on bed rest with my current pregnancy. My girls are 2 and 3. I don’t know how I could sit still. It’s hard enough right now.

      And, you are pretty funny normally. That one, though, had me nearly in tears!

  3. Every once in a while I’ll think, I need a sick day or something that keeps me in the house…and then it happens and I tend to get overwhelmed with all there is to do at home. Hope your foot heals up soon!

    1. Well, a sick day is one thing I never get. I’m a stay-at-home mom so I have to work even when I’m sick. Being stuck in my chair because of my foot forced the matter at hand. (Oh, and now that I’m a bit more mobile, I feel overwhelmed. Oy!)

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