When Planting Basho


when planting one
handle it like a baby
wild cherry tree


I think I will start making these posts on Thursdays super short – as in just the poem and a picture. I really want to share Basho with you, and I want to post twice a week, but life never slows down when you are a parent so my posts will have to be short.

baby sucking bottle


Haiku Caught

the first time he caught
a snowflake on his tongue
parenting through the seasons


This is the second haiku that I wrote for Day 22 of NaHaiWriMo you can find the prompt here. I tried to stick to the rules that the moderators of the Facebook page set, which is only share haiku to the Facebook page and only share 1 per day. I could have shared more here to my blog, but I figured it would give me something to post when the excitement of National Haiku Writing Month was over. Be on the lookout for the tanka that I wrote during NaHaiWriMo I will do a few Tanka Tuesdays soon.


Hot Haiku

does he have mine
or is it his dad’s temper
nuclear family

February 2015


This picture is proof that I can do Pinterest projects and that Facebook is not a total waste of time. Do you ever argue with your spouse about where your child gets certain traits? Sometimes my husband and I can’t decide who he gets his characteristics from because my husband and I have similar temperaments. 


Day 7 – 30 Day Photography Challenge

Day 7 is Love

I thought about this for most of the morning. How do I take a picture of love that no one else has done? Should I take a picture of a thing? We were in the car for a lot of the day and I was thinking about taking a picture of my son with his grandma. We went to my mom’s house today, but stopped to pick up lunch at KFC. Then we were sitting in line at McDonald’s, after going to KFC, and my husband was complaining about the line and how we shouldn’t have bothered to go get my son a Happy Meal. I just smiled because that is something parents do. We go to McDonald’s when we know the line is going to be long, and the service crappy, just to make our kids happy.

in line, qued up, in line at McDonalds, McD's, ordering


Quote about having children.

Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous.

It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.                  

-Elizabeth Stone


I hope all of you mothers have a good Mother’s Day on Sunday!


Little Boy Tanka

sippy cup

My son actually took this photo, two years ago.


Little Boy Tanka

shake, open, pour
real milk put through the wringer
“whole milk” not “wholesome”
he would drink a real cow dry
guess store bought is working out

Does your child drink milk constantly?