OLW June Blog Hop

Hello friends.  Welcome to the June edition of the One Little Word blog hop.


If you’ve arrived here from Veronica’s blog then you are right where you need to be. But if for some reason you get a little out of order, feel free to go to the complete list of participants at the end of this post.

So as I shared in May’s blog hop, this OLW business is really much bigger than I could have ever anticipated.  But it was interesting this past month.  Instead of having one big decision or big issue to tackle, this month has relatively peaceful.  Busy.  But peaceful.  And I found that my word, TRY, is just as beneficial with these smaller, ordinary real-life things as well.


Here is my journaling and some of the progress I’ve made:

#1. Project Life – This is something I’ve wanted to TRY for months!  I ordered my core kit back in February so now it’s time to actually get some pages completed!2012-05-17_5739web

Love!  So love Project Life!  Definitely want to do more documenting of our good life.

#2.  One of my main objectives for when Kelsey gets home is to REALLY clean her room.  Get rid of old stuff to make more room for her new phase of life.2012-05-14_5428web

In some ways, this was harder than I expected.  Surprisingly (or not) it was harder for me to let go than Kelsey.

#3.  I feel as though my 52 Weeks of Pinspiration has lost a little steam.  Just so busy this time of year. Hard to make time for some of the things I really want to try.2012 05 27_6752web

I’m going to let myself of the hook a little.  Every project doesn’t have to be perfect.  Also, try to select my project on Mondays and work on it during the week rather than Friday or Saturday.

#4.  Explore new phase of motherhood and my relationship with Kelsey.  She’s not a child anymore and sometimes it’s hard to see her as the independent young woman she’s becoming.


Learning to take off my “mom” goggles once in a while and see through her eyes.  Really SEE Kelsey and what she wants/needs.

#5. Actually this one I’m not ready to share.  I hope that’s OK.  But it’s something that I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while.  And this month I took a tiny baby step on that journey.

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today.  Next on the blog hop is Carolina at www.micinnamons.blogspot.com.

Peace, Kelly

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Hi there! My name is Kelly. I am a wife, mom, and mess-maker extraordinaire. Welcome to my not-so-empty nest.
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11 Responses to OLW June Blog Hop

  1. Veronica says:

    thanks for sharing your goals, i hear you on the changing relationship with kids! my daughter is graduating this year and i feel the change winds blowing in!!

  2. Kimberlee says:

    It is hard to let go of the parent role. My DD is almost 24 and I have a hard time with it.

    Love the little colorful May insert you created. 🙂

  3. cinback says:

    I also have a daughter graduating this year and it’s a bit scary…not sure I know how to be this kind of mom. But your goal of “taking off the mom goggles” is so wise…

  4. Naomi says:

    Kelly, your page is gorgeous and looks lovely, as are your goals. 🙂 Rock on! (I never say that in real life, FYI.)

  5. Cheri says:

    Your words definitely resonate with me. I have one daughter who graduated college last month and two daughters (twins) graduating high school this month. To say we are a family in transition is quite the understatement! Let’s hope we all learn to deal with this new phase of life and see our children as the adults they really are.

  6. Donna says:

    Hello Kelly,
    I love your May intro page. It is beautiful. It is fun to enjoy each stage of parenting. Kelsey looks like a beautiful and happy young lady.

  7. Ruth says:

    A lovely post, thanks for being so honest.

  8. jill conyers says:

    Great list! I love your “mom goggles” task. That is exactly what I’m trying to keep in mind as my daughter endures being 13. I’m loving Project Life!

  9. My Princess cleared her room last year ‘ready for when I go off’ and yeah it was hard to see all the childhood bits gone… some were nabbed back by me. I noticed that Teddy isn’t in bed anymore either. :sigh:

    I didn’t share my goals/journaling either – means I’m happier to be more honest.

  10. MonicaB says:

    Wonderful post! It’s going to be hard for me when my boys are older to take off the mom goggles. Best of luck with your new relationship with your daughter.

  11. Lisa says:

    What a lovely post and I just adore your work. Happy June 🙂

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