So I haven’t been writing as much as I was hoping to, the holidays were busy, and I have been dealing with all the lovely pregnancy things.
As most of you probably know, this is a rainbow baby for me. I found out I was pregnant exactly five months to the day after I found out I was pregnant…a pregnancy that would end in miscarriage.
I have gone through feelings and emotional episodes that put the feelings and emotional episodes of my other pregnancies to shame, made them look like pure child’s play. I thought I would feel better when I passed the point at which I miscarried in April…and I did, but then I was like “Okay, I need to get to 12 weeks. Surely I’ll feel better then.”
Nope. I wasn’t prepared for this at all. No article, all of which were well written and very helpful, prepared me for this, though they all seemed to be along the line of “It’s normal to be afraid during a rainbow pregnancy.” Continue reading
Posted in Children, Family, Health & Wellness, Life as I See It..., Pregnancy, The Spouse, The Wench Herself
Tagged baby, boys, children, family, health, husband, infant, life, miscarriage, parenthood, pregnancy, rainbow baby
There is a huge difference between being happy with life and being content with life. Being happy with life seems, to me at least, to be a dynamic state of being that can change from day to day. There have been many times where I haven’t been happy with life. I’m sure any other human being could say the same. Being content with life is more concrete, less prone to change from one day to the next. Continue reading
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Tagged boyfriend, children, content, family, friends, happiness, husband, joy, life, motherhood, satisfaction, self-esteem, significant other, spouse
(Note: This was supposed to be published on Friday, however, as anyone who follows me on Facebook will know, I had quite the maelstrom of bad luck that day, the worst one being my laptop’s backlight finally giving up the ghost and rendering my laptop unusable.)
Last summer, I was asked to review Spicy Subscriptions, an adult-themed monthly subscription box. I ended up loving it. A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to review their April box, and I was more than happy to do so. Continue reading
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Tagged beauty, bedroom, boyfriend, cosmetics, fiance, girlfriend, giveaway, husband, intimacy, kama sutra, life, lip fetish, lusty lacquers, makeup, motherhood, partner, romance, self-esteem, sexuality, simply sensual, spicy, spicy subscriptions
As a mother, I find it difficult sometimes to remember that there is another person in the household who needs attention almost as much as the kids do.
Today, I’m going to be talking about a very important topic…motherhood and romance. By romance, I mean almost every aspect. Whether you’re a single mom and dating, or whether you’re in a committed relationship with your significant other, being a mom often means the same, regardless of relationship status. You are on call, day and night, every single day of the year. At any moment, a little voice could call out “Mommy!!”, and you are obligated to answer. So how on earth are you supposed to have any time or energy left for the other part of your equation? Especially when they want to…you know…have some “us” time? Continue reading
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Tagged 50 shades of grey, bedroom, boyfriend, fiance, girlfriend, giveaway, husband, intimacy, life, motherhood, partner, romance, self-esteem, sexuality, spicy, spicy subscriptions, subscription box
It must be alliteration day, that title is even making me roll my eyes, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out a better one. It fits like an Isotoner glove.
I’ve written over at Mom-Spot.com a couple of times, I am a contributing blogger there, though with everything we have been going through in Casa de Wench, with illnesses, and other issues, I only recently submitted another blog after an absence of a couple months.
I was going to write about my temper (towards poor Mister…not towards my kids, never towards them), and how sometimes I feel I need anger management, or at the very least, couples counseling with the Mister, and relationship issues, but that can wait. It seems *this* entry is pressing against the front of my head more urgently. Continue reading
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Tagged add, ADHD, adult ADHD, advocacy, children, depression, family, fear, husband, learning disability, life, motherhood, paranoia, parental, post-partum depression, reading, school, special needs, toddler
We’ve had a lot going on lately at Casa de Wench. Sickness has made the rounds, a couple of times, and I have just been very busy. But hopefully things will calm down now and I’ll be able to post more often.
My son, BabyBoy, is ONE today! ONE!!! It’s hard to reconcile the very active toddler he is, with the very active infant he was. But I have proof in video form. Mister and I were watching old videos last night, and wow…it seems like he’s been walking forever, though I know it’s only been 3 months. Continue reading
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Tagged baby, birthday, budget, children, cleaning, couponing, expenses, extreme couponing, fall, family, finance, food, food bills, groceries, harvest, household, husband, illness, K-cup, life, money, october, party, pumpkin, sick, significant other, stockpile, tlc
I’ve been MIA here for what seems forever…I know it hasn’t been, but in the online world, a week may as well be a year.
We’ve all been sick. All of us. Mister, ToddlerGirl, SchoolGirl, BabyBoy, and myself. I’m surprised the cats didn’t get sick. And we all know how it works when the household gets sick. You are suddenly the nurse whose sole mission it is to get everyone back to health. It’s daunting. I pulled out every remedy, every medication, you name it, I did it to get everyone healthy again. I medicated myself with herbal teas, a couple shots of NyQuil, and plenty of coffee. I saved the good remedies for everyone else, and now I have an ear infection. Continue reading
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Tagged allergies, Benadryl, boyfriend, children, cold, Doctor Mom, family, fever, husband, infant, muscle aches, NyQuil, sick