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Happy Monday fellow peaches! Is fall treating you well?

This time of year is typically a favorite of mine, but "October of 2011" will forever be remembered in our household as the year of never ending illness.  Since the beginning of the month, my family (including myself) has encountered the stomach virus, endless coughing, sniffles and this past weekend, croup.  Fortunately we've experienced croup three times already with our older son and knew just what to do to avoid a 2 am trip to the ER.  (30 minutes in a steam filled bathroom and my baby was breathing normal again.)

The ironic thing about being a mother and being sick is that we cannot stop going.  We cannot rest much.  We must still cook, clean, comfort, nurture and discipline.  Our job as "Supermom" never ceases to exist.

Today I'm honored to be featured as a "Supermom" over on another blog, Polish and Panache.  I hope you'll click over to read more about my life as a mom!  I certainly don't have all the answers but I've come a long way in the past five years.

Fortunately, our health is on the mend.  I just hope we've built up enough immune system to cruise through the remainder of the season unscathed.  Be sure to visit here again this week for a big crafty reveal and a yummy recipe for quick and easy chicken and dumplings.  They're so, so good.  


  1. When it rains it pours it seems. I am happy to hear your family is finally starting to feel better. I never encountered croup w/ my little one but understand it can be hereditary - neither I or my husband ever had it. But it seems so hard for all when one does come down with it. You ARE a supermommy!!! Loved your Q&A. xo and p.s. I'm a terrible sewer but I keep practicing. I nearly cry everytime I try, though, b/c I always forget how to thread the bobbin as if I have a mental block.

  2. Amy, you have an absolutely adorable family {and blog} and I'm so happy you shared a little more with us! Thank you so much and I hope you all feel much better {really} soon!

  3. Beautiful photo! So sorry to hear about everyone's illnesses. I hope things get better soon.

    I LOVE dumplings, so I will certainly be back to see the recipe.

    Im off to check out your feature!

  4. Oh goodness, It sounds like your house has been a triage unit. I'm so sorry y'all have have been so sick lately.

    I loved the write-up on you Amy. Congrats Super Mom!! That interview was wonderful. Your boys (all 3 of them) are so blessed to have you :)

    Blessings for a very healthy November!

  5. Congrats! And I am glad everyone is feeling better