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In an attempt to clean the cobwebs out of my brain and mentally organize my thoughts, I’m stepping up to polish some words for this post. Life’s been a whirlwind for the last four years the last month or so. My parents visited, my son turned three, my son got sick (again), my daughter dropped her morning nap, and we moved houses. Just the other day, my son came down with another virus–he must have inherited my immune system because this is the third one since the end of March–and with the weather being as it is here, we’re stuck inside anyway.

There’s other things going on behind the scenes with part-time job(s) and daily life, but I can’t seem to be able to write about that stuff. What am I afraid of? Do I even want to share more of my life online? If not, why am I maintaining this site? I ponder these questions regularly, since I believe the number of blog readers for this can be counted on one hand.

So, I want to start posting again and am going to try to re-commit to my two post a week schedule until things go pear-shaped again. See you around.

Three Things Thursday: 4 May 2017

  1. I don’t generally read paranormal romance books (I’m a regency girl at heart), but when I want to try something new, Amy Cissell’s recommendations haven’t done me wrong. I’m about halfway thru this one (and I read the first two books in the series based on the review of the third one) and ended up staying up until almost 1 AM Tuesday night (I KNOW!! WHO AM I!?!?!) finishing the second one/starting the third one.
  2. This blog post speaks to me so hard! That said, it’s such a privilege for this to even be an issue in my life.
  3. We used to have (oven) roast chicken every week for Sunday dinner. Until we didn’t anymore because after three months straight, we got tired of roast chicken. I’ve started cooking a chicken in the slow cooker once a week again because (a) it’s super easy, (b) the kids eat it without any fuss, and (c) it’s super easy. While not exciting, it’s super-easy and with two kids under three, super-easy is in my wheelhouse at the moment.

Tech Tuesday: White Noise

Today’s edition of Tech Tuesday is not groundbreaking at all. Just a quick note to share that my white noise (Android) app (also available in the iTunes store) has been a lifesaver at times. Car trips, meditation, part-time job work…any time I need to get in the zone, I turn it on, select a single sound (or a mix or create my own mix like in the attached picture) and ah…

We used to have it installed on the computer that was in my son’s room so that we could play the white noise while he slept and we have it on an old cell phone for traveling so that we don’t have to tote a Dohm machine around. It’s not super special, but it gets the job done. There are pros/cons to using white noise for babies (and you should do your own research #youdoyou), but it worked/works for us.