14 May 2010

Photo Fridays...A Look at Our Wonderful Week!

This was a wonderful, magical week for the McLain family!! Take a look at the photos...

Elijah celebrated his 6th birthday on Monday, May 10th!!

Naomi was thrilled with her big sister's careful arrangement of her toys!

Callan enjoyed decorating her calendar for May...

I did a little homespun decorating of my own...

And my thoughtful husband brought me home flowers on Thursday!

What a rockin' week!!!

**Ladies, please be sure to stop back by here on Monday, May 17th, when I will host my very first giveaway!!**


12 May 2010


I wanted to pass on an awesome blog that I follow weekly - Mission Amy K.R..  Please take a few minutes to check out Amy's You Tube posting on kindness.  You'll be glad you did.  It brought tears to my eyes.

I started following Amy's blog after reading her book on motherhood, The Mother's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What Being a Mom Has Taught Me About Resiliency, Guilt, Acceptance, and Love (Guides to the Meaning of Life).  I could hardly put it down! It was full of laughter, wisdom, and acceptance.

Amy has also written many other books, including journals and children's books.  A few are listed below (and, yes, they are as cute as they look!).  Check them out!!!

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." 
 - Anne Frank

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

For the comments section - What ways do you extend kindness to your family day-to-day?

11 May 2010

Motherhood (According to Me!) in Pictures and Words

First of all, I must say that Blog Jog Day this past Sunday was a huge success!!! Visit Blog Jog Day to read all about it and to visit other blogs in the jog! I found some fabulous new blogs and have doubled my followers!! WOO HOO!!!

In honor of Mother's Day this past Sunday, I wanted to devote a post to my feelings on being a mother...after all, this is a blog about motherhood!!!

Motherhood is...


Perpetually figuring out how to arrive on-time...somewhere. Anywhere.





Filled with hugs. Lots of them.

Overwhelming with worry sometimes.

Overwhelming with love all the time.


**This post is part of the 30-Minute Blog Challenge held every Tuesday at Steady Mom!!**

09 May 2010

Blog Jog Day is Here!!!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog - please leave a comment and become a follower! Next, jog on over to http://www.pet-peeves.org/.  Check out more awesome blogs at http://blogjogday.blogspot.com