Random Thoughts

It is my “office” morning today. Once a week a very kind and very patient friend invites the twins over for a playdate and I get two uninterrupted hours to do whatever I want. I’ve gotten into the habit of setting myself up in a corner of a bookshop cafe with my iPad and blogging, or catching up with correspondence, or just people watching. As a busy mom it is refreshing to know that I get a window of time each week to do whatever I want.

Looking out the window I realize that winter is over. Now, I know that in many places in the country there are already flowers blooming, but this is North Dakota…our winter has the potential to drag into June. This year we have only gotten about 13 inches of snow…and I’m not complaining. I’m pretty sure that next winter we will get slammed! But for now, I’m going to relish the fact that it will be 60 degrees by this weekend. For Dakotapam, that is warm!

I’ve been reading a lot lately. I have read through the first two books of the Hunger Games trilogy and have enjoyed them, but I have to put Mockingjay on hold for now as I’m in the middle of a memoir kick as well. I’m hoping to review them here soon. As an avid people watcher, memoirs are fun for me, I can watch people from a distance.

I’m enjoying the time spent here on the blog lately. I’ve done a bit of housekeeping here, so if there is something you miss or can’t find, or does not work, please let me know. I’m also branching out a bit into advertising. I’d love to help promote family friendly small businesses and while I work out the kinks I’d love to offer a month free for four friends. Two of the slots are filled. During that month I’d like feedback on ad placement and traffic generated. So, readers, feel free to click on my sponsor buttons over on the left there…and if you want to be one of the remaining two guinea pigs, let me know!

Did you watch my Mom Encouragement vlog last week? I’m hoping to have a new one up tomorrow. I asked on the Facebook page what moms wanted to hear about and the response was “tips for getting out of the door on time in the morning”. As a non-morning person, getting up and out on time is not a natural thing for me…but we do have a system, and you can hear about it tomorrow. If you have any tips you would like me to share, leave a comment or shoot me an email! Do you have ideas of what you want to hear about on Mom Encouragement Fridays? Let me know!

Have you entered my Lovable Labels giveaway? It is an easy entry and a great prize! Perfect for siblings, cousins or BFFs! I also have a Techie Thursday review to post later today and there will be a giveaway connected with that as well. I also have a review of one of the memoirs I mentioned earlier…with a copy to give away. You really need to stay tuned!

The girls seem to be a little less whiny and more fun this week, I’m wondering if our whiny week last week was due to a virus or teething? I’m just glad to have my happy girls back!

I’m heading into a four day weekend and I look forward to spending some good time with the older boys. They are ready for spring as well…they have a need to run and jump and get out and burn all of that energy!

Chime in! What have you been up to? Do you have any feedback to share? I’d love to hear from you!

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About the author : Dakotapam

I’m a Lutheran pastor’s wife and mom to six kids, including toddler twin girls. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!

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  1. Tara Okerson - March 8, 2012 Reply

    I am not a mom (yet), but I love reading your blog and learning some lessons pre-child. ­čÖé I have twin nieces so reading all of the twin stuff is quite entertaining and interesting. You are an inspiration for current and soon to be moms. Thank you for all of your insights, tidbits and lessons.

    I would love to be a guinea pig with my Etsy shop? We are just getting kicked off and looking for all of the positive marketing strategies we can.

    • Dakotapam - March 8, 2012 Reply

      Awesome…I’ll shoot you an email this afternoon. And thank you for the kind words!

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