Monday, February 22, 2016

I Am Back!

I took some time off from The Green Mommy because in addition to a new full time job as a teacher, I was raising a Kindergartner and a baby. Well the longer I had nothing to write about the harder it was to come back. The last few months I was writing it was few and far between. I last wrote during World Breastfeeding Week in August.
Well now it is almost March, I am still happily working my dream job teaching toddlers in my own classroom. I am coming up one my one year anniversary with this company. Our son is now 6.5 and happily doing well in 1st Grade. We also are quickly approaching our daughter's 2nd birthday. I can not believe that 2 years ago right now we were entering the 3rd trimester and anxiously awaiting her arrival.
However this time of year also brings sad anniversaries too. In 6 days it will be the anniversary of the day we lost our middle child Asya Rose, and in 11 days, on March 4th, it will be her birthday. On March 1st we also celebrate a sad birthday, one that used to bring us joy but this year will bring only pain. Our first baby, our furbaby Odin "Bobo" would have turned 8. Instead in May it will have been 1 year since we lost him.
March also brings with it starting seeds for the garden. Something that the last 2 years has been pushed to the side. Last year I was starting a new job and 2 years ago I was heavily pregnant and giving birth. I would like this year to return to not only focusing much more on the gardens but on this blog, green living, and education my children about those topics.
Which brings me to another point, in 7 days I will have been breastfeeding my daughter for 21 months. I am endlessly proud to have made it this far. That means that total between the two kids I now say I have breastfed for a total of 30 months. That is something to truly be proud of. It has not been easy, lately it has been actually hard, and I sense the end is coming soon, but I will keep going as long as she needs me to. I just hope her need end before I officially can not take it anymore.
Yet sad or happy I do love this time of year. March always brings with a sense that winter is ending, spring will return, green will come back eventually. I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day for that very reason, even though it has little to do with why people celebrate. I love wearing that much green this time of year. Easter is always not far behind and with it come baby animals, eggs, rebirth. The idea that under all this snow lies green grass and flowers. That new life is coming.
So with that in mind I am going to try to rebirth this blog and also the facebook page. I would like to see new readers find us and old readers find us again. Let's let this spring be a fresh start for Green Living.

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