This Mama’s Broken Heart and R.E.M. Sleep Cycle

It’s not even nine o’clock and the coffee is gone. . . It’s going to be a long day. Our son, for whatever reason, has been waking up in the absolute middle of the night convinced that someone is trying to get into our home to harm him. He cries, wants us to sleep with him and refuses to go back to sleep for hours. This has been going on for over a week now and we are all running on a lot less than full steam. I actually took a three-hour nap Saturday afternoon (after a trip to the… Continue reading »

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Bitter Knitter and Crochet Quitter

A couple of years ago some ladies from my mom’s group decided to get together and learn how to knit. We had a few talented knitters in the group and several of us were very envious and willing to give this new hobby a go. I generally think I’m pretty talented when it comes to crafting and I love to try new things, so making something useful out of a ball of string seemed like a good idea. . .  So I bought a ball of yarn, a pair of basic knitting needles and showed up ready and willing to… Continue reading »


Instagrammies — Sharing the Love at Small Talk Mama

Instagram is my kind of social media — less talk, little drama and so much more to see! So I decided to create a new regular segment here at Small Talk Mama called the “Instagrammies.” I will simply share photos that catch my eye  and pass around a little Instagram love. If you something you like, I encourage you to follow that person as well. That’s all there is to it — simple and sweet!    Good morning – hope you all have lovely things planned today x #kitchen#home#pretty#heartofthehome#home#pastelcolours#cooking#range A post shared by Periwinkle Cottage (@periwinklecottage) on Apr 7, 2018… Continue reading »

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Chapter 4: Snacking My Way Through Weight Watchers Road Trips

Another month of Weight Watchers is in the books and with two road trips rounding out our family calendar, March was a bit tricky to navigate. Luckily, I had the support of family and lots of WW snacks to help me through the miles. I also discovered that one Peep (not one package, just one stand alone Peep) is only two SmartPoints. Oh yeah! Let me tell you, paired with a hot cup of coffee, that was absolutely the freshest, best tasting Peep I have ever eaten!! Okay, so Peeps are not a sanctioned Weight Watchers snack choice, but that… Continue reading »

Gray Skies and a Contentious Woman

We have been discussing the book I Will! Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian by Thom S. Rainer  during Wednesday Bible study, and tonight we touched on a verse from Proverbs 27. Verse 17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” That’s a great verse, but I like to read a few extra verses surrounding specific passages to give a bit of context and that’s when I came across Proverbs 27:15. . . “A continual dripping on a very rainy day  And a contentious woman are alike;” I just had to giggle when I read… Continue reading »

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