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In the spirit of last year’s post (when this was Lori Ann and Saruskabeth‘s joint personal blog), here’s our 2011 roundup review: Read the rest of this entry »

Advent Candles

We’ve moved Lori Ann’s posts to her own personal blog. Read her latest post about celebrating Advent as a family this season. To have YOUR blog post featured on MamaWit, just submit the link or full text with our contact form. To submit your writing or creative work (drawing, photo, graphic design, whatever!) to the MamaWit Magazine, read the guidelines here: the upcoming theme is “New” and the deadline for the first round of submissions is January 20th.

 

Tigger enjoys her nativity set sheep, last year and today

It’s Advent, the season before Christmas where we expect and wait for Jesus! I honestly have to say that to me, Advent is the most wonderful time of the year. Just like at Lent, during Advent I look backwards and forwards both.

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by Lori Ann

skies at dawn

6am. The air seems crisper, the sky meditative. Something about the still quiet seems to enter my body with each breath, helping me think clearer. No distractions, nowhere to go. Just my daughter and I, enjoying a new day together. Tickling, giggling, playing peek-a-boo. Quietly, so as not to wake Baba. Which makes it all the more fun, like a secret between just the two of us.

Tigger’s bedtime has been 7pm since she was 5 days older. As a newborn, she slept (barely interrupted by nursings) until 9am. As she got older, morning wake-up backed up to 8am, 7am. Now 6am.

And I couldn’t be happier.

What’s your morning routine? Is it dreaded or enjoyed?

by Lori Ann

skies at dawn

For a long time, I’ve been meaning to write an idea I have for a blogger’s “Family First Challenge.” All too often I read Mom bloggers (like… ahem… me…) writing long apologies about why they haven’t written, Read the rest of this entry »

by Lori Ann

14 m/o smile

Big smiles,

14 m/o mischiefBig silliness.

by Lori Ann

Perfectionist Gray

Gray? I don’t want to squelch her creativity or anything, but really? Gray?

You should know my favorite colors are green, yellow, and red. In college, I was especially fond of orange. Bright orange. Before that, it was purple. Not too pastel. Bright.

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by Lori Ann

CornCakes

This Pancake Saturday, I tried out a new recipe for corn (pan)cakes. Tasty and filling!

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by Lori Ann

I know, I know. It’s been over a year since I was pregnant. Even though I enjoyed updating MamaWit with stories and photos of my pregnancy for the first 7 months, I didn’t post again until Tigger was 2 months old! So…:

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by Lori Ann

38 weeks

I just found out that a good friend of mine is pregnant, and decided to make this blog a little more useful to someone like her looking for pregnancy stories, advice, and photos! Here are the MamaWit posts from my pregnancy with Tigger:

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