• family,  hubs,  kids,  the fam

    Bring on the rain

    So there’s been one big question everyone at my house has been asking me lately. “When are you going to post on your blog again?” It’s been a minute, so to speak. I’ve been blogging this month over at Mississippi Women Bloggers. We’ve also had a particularly busy March around the Rogers house. At the moment, among other things, we are consumed with the two big “B’s” in our lives. Ballet and baseball.  Sissy is in the studio two nights a week, studying classical ballet and they are currently in final preparations for the big recital of the year. It seems the hour and fifteen minute sessions are getting longer…

  • baby,  family,  kids,  miscarriage,  the fam

    Baby love

    Kirsten Oliphant asked for “a non-sappy love post”. Personally, I can’t wait to read everyone’s take on this, because I love the unconventional when it comes to Valentine’s Day.  For some reason, this strikes me as a good time to foray into something gritty that I’ve been putting off about  why 2013 was not my best year. And perhaps the worst.  2013. The year isn’t going as planned. Instead of energy, January feels off-kilter. Tired. Drained. Nauseated. Huh. What the heck, I’ll entertain this idea for a minute. Maybe even long enough to get to Wal-Mart at 10:30 on a Tuesday night to waste $8.00 on a generic test. Yet…

  • blogging,  family,  kids,  the fam,  work life

    Exceptional: a response

    Many of you have probably read this post by Amy Glass. There have been lots of responses.  I had to sit on this for a while. I read a lot of blogs, and while it’s not unusual to disagree with the general premise or certain parts of one, I can usually find some little speck of common ground or at least wrap my head around the writer’s rationale, especially if I have some sense of what may have lead him or her to feel that way. I can’t get there with this one. That’s about as nicely as I can put that. In my head, I have managed to pick apart…

  • Christmas,  family,  kids,  stress

    December: I see your stress card, and I raise you… one Charlie Brown movie

    I made myself a promise about tonight, and I was bound and determined to keep it. This morning, before I left for work and the kids headed off to school, I told them that tonight, we would snuggle up on the couch and watch a Christmas move, drink hot cocoa and have a snack. It’s been a hectic week. One of those weeks. Both hubs and I were incredibly busy at work, there was at least one holiday party that had to be attended, there was an overabundance of homework, and there was an incident in which a green crayon and a purple crayon went through the washer AND the…