Weekly Gratitude #31 – getting unstuck


I’m a bit stuck these days.

Stuck down. My feet feel stuck in mud. I’m stuck where I don’t really want to be but I can’t sort out how to get out of here.

I want to breakthrough.

I see where I want to be. In fuzzy detail, but I see it. And this week, the details started to become clearer. My head started to feel clearer.

And through the clear, I see the sun. And I know I’ll get there. I’ll get unstuck.

trees, sky, sun

This week, I am thankful for the baby steps out of the mud. I am thankful for…

… impromptu dinner out.

… uneventful trips to the grocery store with my girl.

… electricity. and air conditioning. and a fridge full of food that didn’t go bad. (we were so lucky throughout this storm).

… my husband, as always, helping me work through the tough times, helping me break through, helping me see clearly.

… two-bite brownies.

… an hour of backyard pool fun on a Wednesday.

… early train rides home.

… a weekend. 2 days to make the most of.


You may have noticed that sweet-faced girl staring at you up there next to the email subscribe space. After writing here for over a year now, I am exploring (and getting a bit more serious about)  turning this into something that will help support my family (in addition to supporting my passions and, I hope, supporting you in the admirable, but tough, work of raising your own humans). As I explore this area, I will aim to only feature sponsors or ads related to products or services that I believe in and that just feel good to me.

Tea Collection feels very good to me. I aim to raise globally inspired kids and Tea Collection sells globally inspired kids clothing. For 10 years, Tea Collection has brought worldwide cultures and modern design to children’s fashion. To celebrate their decade of global inspiration, Tea has created a Tenth Anniversary Collection from their favorite pieces. Browse collections inspired from Japan, Brazil, Korea, Turkey, & West Africa and get a head start on your back-to-school shopping.

My daughter’s Tea Collection clothes are some of our favorites – they are comfy yet adorable and just fun to wear. Next stop for me is their boy’s collection – dressing my little man is going to be so much fun.


Happy weekend, all. It’s going to be 105 degrees here tomorrow, they’re saying. But we’re not gonna let the heat get us down. Hope you can do the same!

clouds and trees


  1. I’m hoping that you find your way unstuck soon. It can be quite the quagmire if you don’t have someone to help you out of it. I’m happy that your husband can be there for you.

    I also love tea collection, but have yet to buy clothes from them. How do the ads work, if I click on it you get revenue or if I click on it, then BUY something… because I was going to buy something anyway, I might as well make it work for you too, right?

    Peace and Love
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    • Thanks, Tara! It’s true – having someone help you get unstuck is priceless.

      For Tea – if you click and then buy something, that’s when I get revenue. So yes, if you are going to buy and don’t mind going there from here, that would be awesome 🙂 And thank you!

  2. Good luck getting unstuck. We all get there once in a while and you are already on your way out! Hope you can stay cool (wow 105?) and enjoy your weekend. Stopping in from SITS.
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    • Thank you! It’s true – I forget sometimes that being stuck is just part of the natural cycle of things. Enjoy your weekend too!

  3. Best wishes on your new adventure! Thanks for sharing your gratitude. It reminds me of so many thing I should be more grateful for.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.
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  4. Good attitude regardless of the “Stuck feeling” .. .Hopefully you’ll get that breakthrough soon! 🙂
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  5. I still love your blog name just as much as I did last week. A friend of mine used to write a blog called 50% of my DNA, shes a biologist lol and this totally reminds me of her every time I see it and makes me smile. I love the Tea Collection too they have some super cute stuff!
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  6. Feeling rather stuck myself lately…nothing completely horrible, but just “flat” and “blue”. Glad you started to make sense of it…hoping for the sun through my clouds soon too!

    • I hope you see that sun soon!! It’s not the worst feeling in the world but just really unsettling, isn’t it?

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