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Slow Food

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Slow food 😋!

I HATE fast food. It never has any color…well because it’s dead. Crock pot is my best friend…especially because I am not the best cook. Endometriosis has done one thing right for me and that’s taught me to eat better. I am grateful because REAL food taste so much better.

Always with love,

Modo

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Minute with Modo (#11): Dying without Passion

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Minute with Modo (#11): Dying without Passion

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Dying without Passion

It was a great family day with my husband and daughter. During dinner a few guys near our table got into a discussion about motorcycles and I could see my husbands smile breaking under his failed attempt to continue to discuss our daughters “cute new thing”. My husband LOVES cars and motorcycles. Seriously this guy is obsessed. When the average person gets a few extra bucks they buy maybe a new pair of shoes, a nice dinner out, maybe even a splurge trip to Target (oh Target!)…but not my husband when he gets a few extra bucks he buys a car!!!! No lie I have heard about and found cheap cars he has stored at locations other than our house (that’s a whole story I’m sure he hopes I keep to myself :-)). But it’s his passion. I looked at him and said ” Gosh I hope I don’t die without a passion”. We further went on to discuss a few things I had some passion about but nothing like his deep gut wrenching love for exhausts. It first made me sad…then it got me determined. Ultimately we concluded to develop a passion you have to commit time for YOURSELF…to explore….something I am quite terrible at: crafting time for myself. So here goes! Time for self exploration.

As we were leaving a slew of motorcycles passed by, my daughter looked up and squealed…looks like someone is following in her daddy’s footsteps.

Always with love,

Modo

Genesis 7 Month Update: Transitions

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Genesis 7 Month Update: Transitions

Hi Busy Bee,

Another month for the record books! This month was all about transitions. Transitions are about that time period in life where you have outgrown one element of your life and though you can see the next step, you are not there just yet. You are totally transitioning in so many areas this month. You are no longer stationary, but not completely crawling yet. You are not eating solids, but very interested. You are not saying words we understand, but you totally are having full conversations with us. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time. I get to teach you so many things and get to witness the excitement of accomplishment when you succeed at something. Mommy and Daddy spend so much of our evenings staring at you as you explore. Watching you grow into a busy little girl from a calm tiny baby makes me realize just how fast this time with you as a baby is going. You make me appreciate life, time, and God so much more. I realize that I too am transitioning from being a “new mom” to a “mom”. It makes my heart flutter. Here’s to another exciting month coming up. Below are a couple of moments that we were able to capture during this month:

Not fond of banana just yet

Not fond of banana just yet

Spending the day at the duck pond with one of your godmothers

Spending the day at the duck pond with one of your godmothers

Teething

Teething

Wearing tennis shoes for the first time

Wearing tennis shoes for the first time

Mommy's favorite outfit this month

Mommy’s favorite outfit this month

Look who is standing!!!!

Look who is standing!!!!

Other things we noticed this month:
-You are still teething, but no munchers just yet!
-You are mobile! You are rolling, scooting, and dragging yourself everywhere. You even have been practicing standing, so much to the point we have had to take you out of your bassinet and start transitioning you to a crib.
-You said “DADA” (March 30th)! It was so exciting!!!! Now you wont stop saying it…which is fine with me and Daddy. We love hearing you talk even if it is just babbling.
-You are not very fond when Mama says “No”.

You love:
-Reading! Anytime I sit down with a book you immediately start squealing. We have started going to story time at our local library and you are a big fan.
-Playing peek-a-boo
-Your lovey (pink silky elephant).

You could pass on:
-Solids. We tried food this month and it was not something of interest to you. But we are in no rush…all in your time.

Happy 7 months baby girl!

Happy 7 months baby girl!

Minute with Modo (#9): Cranky Pants

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Minute with Modo (#9): Cranky Pants

Cranky Pants

I was cranky today!

If I am completely honest I have been cranky for a few days. The biggest indicator was my utter frustration with my daughter. I have been blessed with one of the chilliest babies ever…and I don’t say that just because she is my little bundle of joy.

But these past few days every time she made a noise I found my skin crawling (she has been teething, so I am not a complete monster). If you have read my blogs you know just how much we yearned for our little girl so being annoyed with her really started to make me sad.

When I recognized this, I stopped….gave her a bath, read her a story, and held her until she fell asleep.

Parenting isn’t always about getting it right everyday….it’s about being conscious…..present….aware of the good and the bad.

So tomorrow I will start again…being the best mother I know how on that day.

Always with love,

Modo

Minute with Modo (#8): Collect memories not things

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Minute with Modo (#8): Collect memories not things

Collect memories not things

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This morning, while getting ready to leave the house my husband and I tripped over tons of stuff: parts to a bassinet that’s not being used, old magazines, and little poles to something that I have yet to figure out belong to what baby toy. In frustration the hubbs said “there is crap everywhere”! He was right! The house was messy but that’s not exactly what was meant by the statement. We had tons and TONS of stuff: keepsakes from vacations, photo albums from our childhood, and let’s not even talk about all the baby stuff (my living room looks like the furniture section of babies r us). This got me thinking….what would life be life decluttered? And not just physically, but emotionally as well. As part of my observation of lent I cut out all social media (excluding updating my blog) and it’s given me such an awareness of how I waste so much time being distracted. I truly believe that clutter (both physical and emotional) is distraction. Distraction from being our true selves….we have such a SHORT time on this planet and something in me is convinced that we are not supposed to be spending this precious time collecting stuff.

“Collect moments not things”

Always with love,

Modo