It has been very busy around my house lately. We have a lot going on and I have had to adapt way beyond my comfort zone. I prefer to follow a schedule and follow my to-do list throughout the day. For the past three weeks, life has been anything short of chaotic for my family.… Continue reading Spiritual food
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps… Continue reading The Road Not Taken
So far my morning has consisted of a taking the children to school, grocery shopping with my littles, doing the budget, garage sale organization, a puking child, and various household chores. This morning I also Fought anxiety. Became easily overwhelmed. And needed to find that inner peace. As I was cleaning the vomit out… Continue reading Finding that peace of mind
My ideal Mother’s Day……Picture this…..It’s the morning of Mother’s Day, the birds are singing outside and a gentle breeze is flowing in through my windows. My sweet children have made and delivered me breakfast in bed. The meal is the most delicious food I have ever tasted. My adoring husband is standing there besides our six… Continue reading My Ideal Mother’s Day
Spring time in northern Michigan varies day-to-day. Yesterday, was in the lower 40’s and we had snow, sleet, and rain. Today we have bright blue skies and the beautiful sunshine. The snow is finally gone. The snow gear has been washed and put away. Ski’s and sleds are put up in the barn until… Continue reading Spring time changes
David: Even though it was four years ago I can clearly remember the last few minutes of your life. Your breathing had become labored making it more difficult for you to breathe. The tone of your skin was turning blue due to lack of oxygen. Your heart rate had begun to decelerate. We knew time… Continue reading Letter to My Son
I am moving from https://lifeinasmalltownweb.wordpress.com/ to StephanieAMalcolm.com sometime tomorrow. This web address will no longer be active. Please follow me tomorrow. Save this information and follow me, I would hate to lose any of my followers. Once again, StephanieAMalcolm.com will be my new web address. April 28, 2017 this change will be taking place.
You know that feeling when things pile up and you push them away, saying “I’ll do it another day?” Then you don’t get to it that next day either. Pretty soon, what could have been done in an hour or two is now a bigger issue. It is called procrastination. Procrastination is the act of… Continue reading Don't be a hypocrite
Quiet country road. Mid afternoon. No traffic. Scruffy-looking stranger standing along side the road. You are the only one on the road. He motions for you to pull over. Do you stop? The scenario is real. It happened Friday afternoon as I was heading to town to pick up my four oldest children. I had… Continue reading A stranger, the country road, and the hesitation…..
I remember shortly after my boyfriend started dating, he said to me, “You know, you’re kind of a baller for being a teacher.” While I appreciated the compliment (I expected to go my entire life without being called a “baller”), I wondered if he was insinuating that I maybe spend a little bit more… Continue reading Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget