Why so Quiet?

IMG_3908 IMG_3910 IMG_3921 IMG_3926 IMG_3942 IMG_4276To everything, there is a season.  A time for every purpose under heaven.  Ecc. 3

I find myself blissfully anticipating the arrival of fall.  You?  It’s my favorite.  Windows shoot up throughout the house.  Power bills drop. Pumpkin-based dishes permeate the house.  As does the clean breeze of an October day.  My soul thrives in autumn.  The world turns and our year is divided into four seasons.  Period.

And then, there’s life seasons.  None of which are as predictable.

I’ve been quiet here.

Because, I’ve been “loud” somewhere else.


If you follow this blog, I just have to apologize.  Instagram helped me document many of the days I’ve been too tired to blog about.  At 9pm, I’m telling ya, I’ve got nothin.   For the mama’s out there who write and cook and wash and drive and bathe and teach and dig and slide and swing and shop and date and pay and rock and live to blog about it five times a week, you’re my hero!


When I think about what’s different today than perhaps a year ago, I realize, I have a 3 year old who not only has begun the transition out of a “sleeping nap,” but also wants and needs my help to potty.  Every time.  It disturbs the others, so they don’t sleep.  This creates interesting attitudes for the afternoon hours which make my insides ache at times and by 8:30, I seek out mindless activity.

Seasons.  This is where I am.

Always thankful for you,



  1. So well written! Thank you for sharing. I have a 5 year old to start Kindergarten on Monday, a 3 year old who needs extra love right now living in the shadow of his big sister, and a 6 week old baby who requires extra time and patience during the evening colicky hours. Routine and order are currently out the window and chaos seems to abound right now. I must cling to cling to Ecc. 3!

  2. Thank you for being transparent. I have a 5 year old, a 3 year old, and a 1 year old that is always on the go and into something, and most the time I feel like I can barely get done the necessities of life. If I start reading too many blogs, I start comparing myself and always feel like I am laking. Your honesty about this season of life is refreshing!! On many days I just have to decide that “it is what it is” and cherish all the craziness that comes with raising little ones! Oh, and I’m totally with you on the end of the day mindless activity! Such a release at the end of long days. ;-)Hugs from another mom with her hands full.

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