Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gratitude Sunday

Joining in with the other Taryn of Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday.

This weekend I have been blessed to spend some mama-daughter time with my younger child, Phoebe, while my husband took my son on a special trip. With your first child, the world revolves around them. You can let them lead the days, nap when they are tired, and watch their every accomplishment. As the second child, however, Phoebe is often woken from her slumber, carried off in the middle of an activity so that I can accommodate Finn, and doesn't get nearly the amount of attention that he did at this age.
I am feeling very grateful to have this special time with my daughter. To have her be the center of my attention, just for a wee bit, is such a wonderful feeling.
Additionally, having a couple of days without my husband and my son makes me realize how integral they are to my days and how lacking life is without them. Living life without them, for however brief a time, makes me realize how grateful I am for them both. Pin It Now!


  1. So sweet! I find that the dynamics of a relationship changes when one or more is missing. It's nice and fun but not the same as all together.

  2. I have had the same opportunity this week, it was good for me too.

  3. Agreed. The second child just has to figure out how to go with the flow! I enjoyed your post!

  4. Your daughter is so darling! So glad that you and your husband spend time alone with each individual child. That is so important. Have a beautiful family and wonderful supportive husband who is a good father is really something to be thankful for!

  5. it is so nice to be able to spend tme witg our wee ones. :)

  6. Taryn,
    Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday. This post is heartwarming.

    the other Taryn in Oregon :)