Simple this Season

Simple this Season

Dec 07

I have spent the better part of the afternoon addressing Christmas cards, frosting sugar cookies in the shape of Christmas trees and candy canes, and rehearsing Christmas tunes for a few upcoming holiday gatherings. And I must say, I feel great. I have felt the overwhelming need to keep things simple this holiday season. It is so easy to get stressed out this time of year, isn’t it? With...

Jenga

Jenga

Nov 23

This is a very big week in the Beasley household. Within these 7 days, we will celebrate, one 6 year anniversary,  one 3-year-old boy’s birthday and Thanksgiving. I love this week. I do. But no matter how much advance preparation I do for the aforementioned occasions, I inevitably face the tension of being stressed out over all that has to be done to make this week special on top of just...

Mothers Speak: the Mouth of Babes

Mothers Speak: the Mouth of Babes

Nov 17

While Clark was holding a band rehearsal at the house tonight, my almost-3-yr-old gave quite a performance of his own. In the course of 20 minutes, he had managed to serve up the entire menu of no-nos in the Beasley house including, but not limited to, slamming one door, screaming at a near deafening decible level, pushing his little sister, telling on himself for pushing his little sister, and...

A Need to Breathe

A Need to Breathe

Sep 23

That’s what I’ve been feeling mostly lately. So, Amelia and I are taking a little “Ladies Road Trip” this weekend. Lots of dancing in the car to the radio and making faces at each other in the rear view mirror. I will miss my boys, but I have no doubt they are going to watch plenty of sci-fi and live concert DVDs and play music in the studio into the wee hours. So,...

Mothers Speak: Baby Maggie

Mothers Speak: Baby Maggie

Sep 09

I received some news today. The kind of news that feels like someone socked you in the gut without warning. The kind of news that leaves you blubbering to yourself in public and you don’t care who’s watching. The kind of news that makes you want to shake your fist at Heaven and demand to know, “Why?” Some friends of mine are celebrating the birth of their 2nd child and...

A Wife By Any Other Name

A Wife By Any Other Name

Aug 30

I keep a separate blog from this one. Did you know that? It has more to do with my vocation where as this one has more to do with my first-loves… marriage, motherhood and of course, HGTV. I’ve spent the better part of the afternoon pondering a phrase that has come up recently among some friends of mine. Since many of us have already discussed the marriage topic around this particular...