I Love, Autumn Edition

I Love, Autumn Edition - Marvy Moms

Hello! Let me introduce myself, as this is my first post as a Marvy Mom – I’m happy to be a part of such a fun group! I’m Leandra, you can read my bio at the bottom of this page to get to know me a little better. Let’s spend a little time getting to know each other, shall we?

I spent the day post-Halloween in my pajamas. In fact, I think the first of November should be declared “Pajama Day” in the US. We were so exhausted from Halloween activities over the last few weeks that today, my kids & I remained in our pj’s ALL DAY & became enveloped with thinking about the things we love.  It turns out they love reading books, watching movies and eating popcorn.  Who knew?!

For starters, I love comfy pj’s! I love when my oldest asks to help “hatch eggs” for breakfast (instead of “crack eggs”). I love my family – near and far. I love my friends. I love warm, running water on a cold day. I love watching my husband laugh with our children. I love when he & I make eye contact in recognition over something they just did that was incredible, remarkable. I love free weekends. I love fresh sheets on my bed. I love seeing babies smile big, eye-hiding smiles. I love aromatic teas in autumn. I love the smell of wood burning in fireplaces and stoves in homes as I drive with my windows down in this season.

I love watching all our nieces and nephews play with our own children as if they’ve always been together, as if they were old souls. I love the feeling I get when I think really deep into my mind, remembering someone who is gone but not forgotten. I love seeing people happy & seeing happy people. I love when someone else “gets it”. I love when our middle child utters a paragraph, in his adorable two year-old speech, and I’m the only one to translate and understand. I love crunching, brushing leaves – the way they look and sound.

I love teaching a child something new to them and seeing their response. I love learning something new from a child and them watching my response. I love snuggling on the sofa to watch a movie with my love, even if it is a crappy movie. I love when our youngest baby giggles; oh, how I love to hear her laugh! I love life right now despite the constant challenges and up swings and down swings. I choose love. I love.

What do YOU love?? Please share with us!

About Leandra Sweet

Leandra is a Wife, stay-at-home Mother of 3, Daughter, Sister, & Friend to lots of great people who fill her life. A private music instructor by trade, she took time off to raise her children in 2008, when her firstborn came into the world. In the four short years since becoming a Mom, ”The Whimsical Sweet” was born, along with several other from-home endeavors. Leandra is a natural-birthing, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, home-cooking, intactivist, homeschooling Mom who teaches music, knits, & creates all things fun while raising her children in a mainly-holistic environment. While her husband works, Leandra finds ways to live functionally on a single income & enjoys scoring a good deal on necessities for the family. On any given day, you will find her reading to her kids, encouraging them to play independently, or spending time with extended family who fortunately live nearby. Mostly, this Mama believes in balance and moderation. Anything that fits the bill works just fine.