What Was Great About Last Week

With the first trimester came raging nauseousness. I don't know what I was thinking in choosing that time of all times to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Oliver the Fighter. Oh, and run my first half marathon.

But I'm glad I did.


Now I'm in my homestretch and I feel a sense of exhilaration, knowing that Boo is coming in just a couple of months. We'll get to meet him! Riding on the heels of that is a smidgen of trepidation – you know, fears like OH MY GOD – How on earth are we going to take care of THREE kids?! (what were we thinking? – oh right, we weren't…) And the bit about getting baby stuff – because we gave everything away after Moxie. We really weren't expecting another kid.

Hahahaha! I can just hear the Universe laughing hard and loud at that.


Back to the update.

I"m in my homestretch and with it comes the raging heartburn, the aching back and the swollen feet. Good times. Speaking of good times, we had a good week on the blog:

Deaf Drumming and Evelyn Glennie

A post about Evelyn Glennie, the Deaf lead drummer at the Olympics Opening Ceremony – and the concepts of "Listening" and "Hearing"

"Unschooling", "Taking Children Seriously" and Home Grown Granola

I guess that was what he was doing late at night. Micah's has taught himself to read and I've found that he's easily kindergarten-first grade level. We are trying to figure out what to do.

Clams for Breakfast

Back to Mexico! We had some insanely divine baked stuff clams for breakfast. Not that we have ever had clams for breakfast before. Or stuffed baked clams, for that matter.

Summer Series Blog Hop: A Favorite Post

THIS IS IT – the last of the Summer Series. Please hop on if you haven't yet.

Target vs. Walmart: The Top 10 Differences

These big box stores were always a mystery to me, growing up in the Pacific and big-box-less places. I think I've finally (finally!) nailed down the differences, if only for myself.

My favorite photo of the week:

This could quite possibly be one of my favorite photos, ever. I hope I can get it together to share the whole story with you next week. In the meantime though, we've got a budding photographer and a budding model.

Comics of the Week:

Memes of the Week:


…And Photo Collage of the Week:

All of these – photos and memes – were posted on the With a Little Moxie facebook page – "like" it to have fun in your feed. I'm also on instagram- meriahnichols – and I promise I won't drown you with repetitive and achingly boring photos of my coffee.

What was great about your week?


Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


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