Tid Bits of Our Daily Life & Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Let’s See….a little about us. I’m a mother to three children. I am passionate about and often write on Unschooling, Motherhood, Birth and Breastfeeding. I learned how to knit last year and fell in love. After some convincing I decided to start my Etsy shop last October. I’m looking forward to taking trips to one of my favorites places this summer – The Beach! Pull up a chair with your favorite beverage and browse around my place for a bit.

I’m sitting here with Samuel sleeping in my lap, typing with one hand.  His hair smells good. Sometimes I really miss the girls being this size. Seems like it wasn’t that long ago but at the same time it seems so long ago. *Sigh*


I had a different post planned for today….I was going to talk about support for women who have traumatic birth experiences. Life happened and I didn’t get a chance to finish that post, so instead I’ll share with you what’s been going on in our lives the last few days. You all like when I share tid bits of our daily life right?

The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday and it looks like we get to keep that treat a few more days this week, yay! We ate outside and made blue jello without flies swarming us. The kids rode their bikes and played in the dirt while I played on my phone and did a little knitting. The sun and wind felt so warm. Kiah said to me ‘Mom, this is one of the best days ever’ She wants to eat outside all the time now.


Samuel has a cold and he’s coughing that asthmatic cough every now and then. Every time he played outside this last week he would need his inhaler. I hope whatever this virus is leaves his body soon, and I’m praying we get through it without a visit to the hospital. Other than needed a little extra TLC he’s his usual rambunctious self. Ava…she’s been waking up crying over any and everything lately and I can’t explain to you how that has rocked my nerves. I hope this phase passes quickly for her.  For the most part she’s still skipping and singing around the house. All the kids have been going down much easier and sleeping longer so I’m at a loss as to what’s going on with her. Nakiah started the ADHD testing last month and I meet with her Dr on Tuesday to go over the results. I’m so nervous for her and for me. We already had our trip to the Dyslexia Center…that place is fabulous. They are the ones who referred us to the Dr for the ADHD testing. We’ll go back to the Center after I cal to let them know the results Tuesday. When we were there they did confirm that she is Dyslexic and she would qualify for their services if we want them.
There’s so much on my plate right now. You know what would be nice? If I could put a few things on another plate and get to that one when I feel more ready to handle it.

This all sounds depressing doesn’t it? That wasn’t my intent. I do say quite often that life isn’t all rainbows and lollipops. Here are some happier things I’ve got going on. If you haven’t noticed my new social media icons to the right, please go take a look at them now. I *LOVE* them! Made those and the ‘about me’ frame above them myself using picmonkey. I followed the instructions from Something Swanky for the icons but made mine from scratch instead of using the cookie cutter silhouettes. I’m having trouble with the header because of the template I’m using… I’ll figure something out soon enough.

Click photo for the source.
Click photo for the source.

I have big goals in 2013 for growing community on/around my blog and branding myself. I used to be ashamed for feeling that way but not anymore! I’m trying to put more of me into this space through my writing and design choices. That’s why you see all of the different photos with text and me playing with the fonts. There are several ideas I have in the works, but I’m not ready to share them yet, still have a few details to work out. If you have tips/advice/suggestions on how you would like to see The Mahogany Way communities grow please feel free to share in the comments or email me via the contact form.

If I want bigger and better things for our life then I need to live a bigger and better life, don’t you agree?