Tag: children

  • I Miss Having Kids Around

    Today my husband and I went to go see one of his students dance in a special recital: Seeing all the cute little kids dressed up in their costumes and dancing made me really miss having kids around. I used to be almost constantly surrounded by kids between foster parenting, volunteering with the kids at […]

  • Wordless Wednesday – Sloths in Space

  • Christmas and Family Forgiveness

    Yesterday my husband and I traveled over to Indiana to meet my mom and her husband for Christmas dinner. We all decided to meet at a truckstop that is about halfway between us, so that neither of us would have to cook, clean up, or drive too far: I genuinely had a good time and […]

  • “The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life” Book Review

    I wanted to write a short review of a book I picked up at the library recently. I found it in the children’s section, but I truly believe it is an inspirational read that anyone of any age could appreciate. It is called “The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game […]

  • Baby Doll, Toy, and Book Thrift Store Shopping Haul

    This weekend I did some thrift store shopping! I found a few cute outfits for my new reborn doll (whom I decided to name Amelia after a character in a YA book I read recently called “A Tragic Kind of Wonderful”). For about six bucks I got these three outfits for her: I also found […]

  • Target Easter Junk Food and Toy Shopping!

    Target Easter Junk Food and Toy Shopping!

    After going to the movies yesterday, my husband and I stopped by Target and had to do some Easter junk food shopping! Along with the mixed bag of seasonal Kit Kat, Reese’s, and Rolo’s, we also picked up some Little Debbie Easter Carrot Cake Rolls and Spring Nutty Bars. I’m not sure if these are […]

  • Why I Don’t Have Kids of My Own

    Why I Don’t Have Kids of My Own

    My recent renewed passion for baby dolls and stuffed animals has me wondering as it often has, whether I have some kind of suppressed motherhood longing or something like that. Many people have asked me why I don’t have kids of my own, and that is a subject that has several dimensions. First off, I’m […]

  • Doll Therapy for Depression, Grief, and Alzheimer’s?

    Doll Therapy for Depression, Grief, and Alzheimer’s?

    So, as I said the other day, right now I am in a doll phase, specifically reborn dolls, which are dolls that are made to look and feel more like real infants. While I’ve been surfing the internet reading about these dolls and looking at pics of the ones available, I have also come across […]

  • Say Hello to Peter Rabbit :)

    Say Hello to Peter Rabbit :)

    I suck at taking selfies, but wanted to share this adorable Peter Rabbit I made today at Build A Bear!

  • Hallucinations in Childhood

    Hallucinations in Childhood

    Something I’ve been thinking about recently is hallucinations. As an adult, I haven’t really had a history of hallucinations. The closest things I can think of are a few times I have been awoken from my sleep by my husband or my mother’s voice loudly calling my name, only to find they are either not […]