Lady Grumpypants!


Okay, I have borrowed the name from a friend of mine, who uses the Lady Grumpypants moniker for her own writing.  The reason why I am using it now is because that is exactly how I felt all weekend.  I was so bad that when Baby Girl pulled her earing skew and it started bleeding,… Continue reading Lady Grumpypants!

Living Life according to a Checklist….


There is a thought forming in my brain.  A thought that I am afraid may have a significant amount of truth to it.  But, let me give you some background – before Baby Girl‘s arrival, taking a time out used to be so easy for me.  In fact, I preferred it because I was too… Continue reading Living Life according to a Checklist….

One Foot Forward


If you have been reading either one of my blogs (Baby Mama’s Blog and Fragrance of Marriage) you will realise that I have four goals, prayers, desires in my life: Now, I have always had four prayers: That God would protect and nurture my marriage; That God would aid our financial situation and provide for… Continue reading One Foot Forward

Why I want to continue on my gratitude journey…


I’ve – several times – over the last couple of years have completed a number of gratitude challenges – the 21 day challenge, the 30 day challenge, the marriage challenge, all challenging us to think of new things to be grateful for.  But, I am realising two things: You can’t do a gratitude challenge for 21 days… Continue reading Why I want to continue on my gratitude journey…

Gratitude – Day 5


Yesterday, I made a decision to block hubby’s sister on Facebook.  I am tired of viewing this perfect life, and all these comments about the new favourite sister-in-law, when for 15 years she has treated me like dirt.  I don’t like what it is doing to me, or the person I am becoming. I wanted… Continue reading Gratitude – Day 5

Gratitude – Day 3


Whatever you keep doing becomes a habit. That’s why James says, ‘…do not complain…’ Author Jon Gordon says, ‘A complaining fast won’t just make everyone around you happier…you’ll experience more joy, peace, success and positive relationships.’ So instead of complaining when things go wrong: (1) Practice gratitude. Giving thanks for three blessings every day energizes you and… Continue reading Gratitude – Day 3

Day 17: Don’t fence me in


DAY 17: DON’T FENCE ME IN

Thought for the Day: Boundaries are not restrictive fences meant to keep you from enjoying life, but gifts from a God who cares about your well-being.

Sometimes, the words “no,” “boundaries,” and “limitations” stir up feelings of deprivation and resistance in my strong-willed self. But I’ve learned that I must embrace the boundaries of the healthy eating plan that I chose. I must see these limits as parameters that define my freedom.

I learned this principle through my sweet, little dog, Chelsea, who isn’t the brightest canine around cars. She’s obsessed with trying to attack the tires crunching against our gravel driveway inside our fenced-in yard. As a result, she had an unfortunate encounter with a moving vehicle about the same time I started my healthy eating plan.