From the heart today.

I was going to push myself to write out the cornbread recipe to go with the chili from last week, 100° fever and all.  And then I thought, why do I put so much pressure on myself to do these posts?  I know you guys like them, & may even love them, but is torturing myself in the process very healthy at all?  Probably not.

I have a very strong work ethic, always have, always will.  I have NEVER burned any of my bridges, and can without a doubt tell you that I could go back to any of my previous jobs if I wanted to because I didn’t burn any bridges.  My father instilled very early on in me my work ethic and taught me never to abuse “calling out” sick.  Only call out sick if you are truly sick.  Sometimes this had the opposite effect in terms of guilt.  Even if I was sick, I always felt the need to justify it, and half the time I would still go to work anyway because I felt I was letting everyone down.  I even felt guilty during my 1st maternity leave.  I mean seriously, I was having a BABY, but still felt guilty for not going to work!

But that was the old Melissa.

This new Melissa has let a lot go, for the better.  I don’t know if it’s post-kids, and life is more unpredictable than ever, or because I’m older & possibly wiser ;)

Well, I’ve decided to take a sick day today (well, kinda, does mom ever really get a sick day? HA!), and to not write a cornbread post today, because honestly, this flu is KICKIN’ my butt :)

So, Shel Silverstein, I am honoring your birthday today by listening to my voice :) Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!


Wednesday window {7.11.12}

What’s been going on at mama♥miss this past week?

Well, take a quick glance into my window & catch up :)

Thursday I got all philosophical on ya…

Friday we had some rodent fun…

Monday we got all crazy crafty with an oil drip pan…

  Tuesday we took a little road trip…

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my thoughts.


My mind is a vast sea of endless ideas, ideas that I am so excited to share with all of you.  I feel like I am very well bursting at the seams most days :) 

In doing so, I feel like I’m overwhelming you, and myself, in trying to get all of this out of my head and onto virtual paper :) 

So, I am committing to you to strive for balance, to slow down a little with the posts so that everyone can get caught up ;) 

I don’t need you guys to get all over-stimulated, like a newborn at a carnival, as I show you everything that is going on in that head of mind…I’ll try to sprinkle it a little here & a little there ;) 

There is definitely a learning curve to this blogging business and I’m trying to find the balance for me as a newbie in the blogging world.

so with that…here are some recent thoughts of mine…bear with me & my poetic moment ;)

We want to teach our kiddos to follow their dreams, and to not bend on who they are, right? 

I am very guilty of telling myself that I have to do this or do that to be that perfect mama.

What is a perfect mama anyway?

Well, a perfect mama is one that loves her children and does things that make her happy, not what others are choosing for her to be happy.


V would rather have happy mama doing things that come naturally to her than frustrated mama doing things that I don’t enjoy doing.

I think it’s important to be yourself.  I think as long as you are true to yourself & not trying to keep up with or outshine the other mamas, that is the best thing you can teach your kids.

xx m

you know you are a mama when…

Some call going to a tropical place a vacation.  I go somewhere else for my vacations…it’s cold, quiet, and the music will put you to sleep – HA – not really – but really?!

You know you are a mama when…a doctor’s appointment is like a personal vacation.

When the thought of going to the doctor’s office, sitting in a cold exam room, on a cold exam table, with only what I would call nothing bigger than perhaps a paper towel, brings you extreme glee.  So much glee and peace that you may or may not have fallen asleep on that cold exam table, in the cold exam room with nothing more than a paper towel covering you.

I just came back from vacation & I am well rested, how about you? ;)

Have a wonderful weekend all you mamas!

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