Jennifer Amy Hynes

Thoughts on Motherhood Through the Eyes of an Artist

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It’s Quiet first, then I hear babbling. Make bottles. Now they’re quiet again. I’m searching for subtleties in the chaos that takes over my every day. The moment I pick Jack up after he’s been running, stomping, climbing. I hold him, he’s breathing hard, half fighting to get free, half wanting my firm hold and […]

Wednesday Morning 6:12 A.M. Babies still in nursery, I can hear a little babbling.  Alan off to work. I’m drinking my green tea, toast with peanut butter and banana. It’s dark outside. It’s quiet, only the hum of my laptop and the refrigerator. Just be here. Just be present. I don’t want to be pre-occupied, […]

“MMM it’s good.” I say. “What’s good?” says Alan. (He stayed home from work today because of the rain.)  “My Green tea”. I say, it’s really good. I put the honey I usually put in my coffee on my toast with Banana and almond butter. Jack and Fiona are still sleeping, it’s 7:19 AM, this […]

Monday morning. 7:26 A.M. Make coffee despite my goal to drink green tea. (“Pre-cleanse”) Every step along the way I have an opportunity to switch; just pour the boiling water into a cup with a green tea bag. I take a sip of my coffee, I could just throw it away right now and not […]

Easter Sunday, “YES YES YES” I convinced Alan to take Jack and Fiona to peets. The babies would NOT  take their nap. This is the FIRST TIME I’ve had the house to myself. I have to speed type. It’s 9:05AM, the first thing I do is grab my Sunshine and fill her up. The second […]