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July 31, 2010

The Things We’ve Handed Down

Perfect for a pregnant mommy or a mother of a new baby.
My preggo friend on Facebook posted this tonight and I wish I would have found this while I was still pregnant. I love it.

The Things We’ve Handed Down by Marc Cohn

Don’t know much about you
Don’t know who you are
We’ve been doing fine without you
But, we could only go so far
Don’t know why you chose us
Were you watching from above
Is there someone there that knows us
Said we’d give you all our love

Will you laugh just like your mother
Will you sigh like your old man
Will some things skip a generation
Like I’ve heard they often can
Are you a poet or a dancer
A devil or a clown
Or a strange new combination of
The things we’ve handed down

I wonder who you’ll look like
Will your hair fall down and curl
Will you be a mama’s boy
Or daddy’s little girl
Will you be a sad reminder
Of what’s been lost along the way
Maybe you can help me find her
In the things you do and say

And these things that we have given you
They are not so easily found
But you can thank us later
For the things we’ve handed down

You may not always be so grateful
For the way that you were made
Some feature of your father’s
That you’d gladly sell or trade
And one day you may look at us
And say that you were cursed
But over time that line has been
Extremely well rehearsed
By our fathers, and their fathers
In some old and distant town
From places no one here remembers
Come the things we’ve handed down

June 30, 2010

Being A Mom

I love being a mom. There, I said it. I love it, I really do.

When we got pregnant, it was unexpected. I was pretty freaked out every time I thought about the huge responsibility of being a parent. I cried when I thought about the sacrifices I would have to make. I felt bad for feeling this way because it was selfish and because I did want a baby…SOMEDAY, I just wasn’t sure I was ready NOW. Would I even be a good mom?

Since my baby was born, I haven’t even looked back. All those huge parental responsibilities? I actually find them fun. I don’t even mind changing diapers. My daughter is the best things that has ever happened to me. And I know that sounds cliche, but I’m not just saying that. Even when she wakes me up two hours before I want to roll out of bed, it’s with cooing and giggling and that’s about the most awesome sound in the world.

I’m still me. I’m still a 24 year old hippie/rebel. I’m just learning and growing as I go. If I don’t accomplish anything else in my life besides being a wonderful mom, that’s okay (hell, it’s GREAT) with me. I know mothering isn’t for everyone, but I’ve found my purpose and I plan on being damn good at it.

June 25, 2010

First Post – An Introduction


I guess the best first post for a blog is an introduction to the author and her family, right? I’m a mother of one – a baby girl (Ellerbeans) who is currently 5.5 months old and growing waaaay to fast. I’m married to her father (Daddy) and we’re coming up on our second wedding anniversary. Where has the time gone?

Our life sure has changed a lot since the arrival of little Ellerbeans (of course, what baby DOESN’T change lives), and we’re loving every minute of it. I sure turned out to be such a mom.

I’m into cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby signing, and parenting by my instincts. A lot of my original ideas of mothering/parenting have changed over time and I expect that they will continue to change. Hope you enjoy reading about our lives and my ideas (and watching to see how they grow and develop over time).