Me Mondays: Don’t Carpe Diem (307)

Catchy title isn’t it…well need I say more…check out this article Don’t Carpe Diem so worth the read, I’m sure once you get through it, the perspective might make you think just a little more about what we say to other moms and parents out there.

Sometimes it’s hard not to pass judgement or say things to parents or mom’s when passing them in a shopping mall or grocery store or even a parking lot, but this article might make us think differently in these situations in the future. 

It’s always hard to write things about parent’s passed or empty-nesters because they’ve been where us new mom’s are and they have been through it ALL…but what we must remember is everyone’s experience is so different then the next, one mom might have had an easy peasy pregnancy where as the next mom went through rounds of fertility. One mom might have had shares in “Tums” where as the next mom could eat anything…what worked for you may not work for the next person. Some of the ways we were raised are quite different then today…spanking, kids seen and not heard, kids playing outside unsupervised, etc. 

When I was pregnant one piece of advice that stays with me almost on a daily basis is what my friend Heather T told me…”Valerie, trust your instincts – you’ll just know”. This piece of advice has been with me everyday and has given me the confidence to make the best decisions that I can AND builds my confidence as a parent to know it’s the right way – for me.

Enjoy this article and I look forward to hearing your comments!

Butterfly Garden (305)

Okay so I’m in LOVE with this new block of the month – thanks Lori for the suggestion and thanks to all of you for voting it as one of your MOST favourites.

It’s so super cute to sew together, the patchwork is pretty basic but the results are so great! I’ve decided to use dupioni silks for the appliques, raw edge with a basic blanket stitch…