Word of the Day Wednesday

I love the word “maritime”. I think it’s wonderfully romantic and classic. Also, I’ve been dreaming of the water.

For Miles’ birthday we took our camper up to Bellingham and stayed for two nights. I did get some water time in with my family.

Do you see the rock formations in the foreground? I took the paddle board out and climbed all over them. They are incredibly beautiful.

Happy Wednesday friends.❤️

-Rach

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Welcome to Sunday Social

Sunday Social is a place to mingle, collaborate, and share our blogs. Sunday Social is one more place where you can share a post that maybe didn’t get as much feedback as you were hoping for. Sunday Social is a place to meet new bloggers.

This weekly post is a “wild card” of sorts. There aren’t many rules but I do ask that you follow a few guidelines.

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Cheers! *Clink*.

-Rachel

Welcome to Sunday Social

Sunday Social is a place to mingle, collaborate, and share our blogs. Sunday Social is one more place where you can share a post that maybe didn’t get as much feedback as you were hoping for. Sunday Social is a place to meet new bloggers.

This weekly post is a “wild card” of sorts. There aren’t many rules but I do ask that you follow a few guidelines.

  • Give honest, constructive feedback, but always be courteous.
  • If someone takes the time to comment on your post, please return the favor and check out their endeavors too.

How do you participate?

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-Rachel

Parenthood Can Break Your Heart And Make it Stronger

My daughter had a reaction to yogurt, eggs, and peanut butter (puffy eyes/ hives).

Turns out, she is allergic to dairy, eggs, and pretty much all nuts. Dogs and cats.

But not dust. Which honestly blew my mind. Isn’t everyone allergic to dust to some extent?

Anyway.

I thought after learning my oldest was born with a heart defect, nothing could phase me. I was very wrong.

I’ve been a nervous wreck since we found out on Friday. Questions keep emerging: What will she eat? Will people bully her? Will she have a “normal” life? How many time will I have to save her life with an epi pen? What if I’m not there during a reaction?

I’ve already cleansed the house of offending ingredients, I just wish I could organize (control) her future.

Perhaps the most important task as a mother with two children who have health conditions is to teach and encourage them to be their own defender.

I’ll write more as time goes on. If I tried to cram all of my feelings into this post I’d have a million bunny trails and a Costoco-size pile of Kleenex by my chair.

-Rach

Welcome to Sunday Social

Sunday Social is a place to mingle, collaborate, and share our blogs. Sunday Social is one more place where you can share a post that maybe didn’t get as much feedback as you were hoping for. Sunday Social is a place to meet new bloggers.

This weekly post is a “wild card” of sorts. There aren’t many rules but I do ask that you follow a few guidelines.

  • Give honest, constructive feedback, but always be courteous.
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P.S. I may be a little slower responding today. It’s going to be a busy day. 🙂

Word of the Day Wednesday: Mage

This Word of the Day Wednesday is inspired by Daley Downing’s book Rulers and Mages.

A few months ago, my friend asked what I was currently reading. I told her about the impressive YA book that I was lucky enough to “early read” called Rulers and Mages. She then asked, “What is a mage?”

I puffed out my chest all knowingly and said, it’s like a wizard….. a warlock…. a fairy…. yes, it must be Faye-related because the book is bursting with magic and fairies.

Anyway, I wasn’t convincing of my absolute knowledge of magical terminology.

She gave me a knowing look and I sheepishly Googled it for us.

Here is what I found:

So that is the exact definition according to Oxford Dictionary. No more faking it for me for a while.

If you haven’t read Downing’s The Order of the Twelve Tribes series yet, you really should. (That I do know.)

Happy Wednesday!

-Rach

Bitmoji Morning

You guys, I jumped on the Bitmoji bandwagon.

How fun and narcissistic that we can turn ourselves into caricatures?!

Anyway, I’m totally getting a kick out of it while (I’m sure) simultaneously annoying friends and family with my Bitmoji updates.

I hope you all have a fabulous week. I’ll see you all on Word of the Day Wednesday.

Happy Monday everyone. What are you looking forward to this week (big or small)?

-Rach