This is Us inspired post on home fire safety

This post contains affiliate links which are click-through images and in-text links. Fire safety in the home is incredibly important. And when you become parents, it’s no longer about just you, there are innocent parties you need to make plans for, your children. The NBC hit show This is Us made my husband and I […]

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2018 – my journey

Originally wrote this on my Facebook page – but wanted to share it here – Happy New Year!! I started the WorthyStyle blog on Google’s Blogspot platform in 2008. Previously, I had blogged since 1999/2000 on Livejournal, MySpace, and so many other places online. I’ve always loved sharing my interests, recipes, music obsessions, and fun […]

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Baby Margaret – One Month

This post contains affiliate links. So in April Miss Margaret turned one month old and what a whirlwind that first month was for us all as a new family. One of the things we did was I basically “went to bed” for two weeks. Other than the required appointments for Margaret, I didn’t leave the […]

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James Addison Jones I: strict discipline – thrift and generosity

{this post continues with the text of Minnie B. Jones Ussery, who wrote this in 1960} Previous posts here. Strict Discipline But my father’s efforts to rear his large family in his religious beliefs and customs were not as easy as Bishop Harrell portrayed and Berryman recalled. I remember several times after family prayer Dad […]

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Margaret’s Birth Story: Part II

So as I explained in my previous post… Margaret is a few months old now… and I feel like it’s a good time to get back to blogging. I hope you’ll enjoy reading these posts – I want to continue to be writing honest and realistic memories and reflections about my pregnancy, my birth story […]

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Margaret’s Birth Story, Part I (pre-hospital)

So Margaret is a few months old now… and I feel like it’s a good time to get back to blogging. I hope you’ll enjoy reading these posts – I want to continue to be writing honest and realistic memories and reflections about my pregnancy, my birth story for her, and my adjustments to life […]

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Weeks 38 – 40 Pregnancy Journal

40 weeks here!How Far Along? 40 weeks, 1 day – as of today 3/18/2017 Week 38 Began: Friday, March 3 39 weeks in this photo with our dog, LilyWeek 39 Began: Friday, March 10Week 40 Began: Friday, March 17 Size of Baby (at 40 weeks): the size of a red panda, minus the fluffy tail […]

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Week 37 Pregnancy Journal

How Far Along? 37 weeks Week 37 Began: Friday, February 24 Size of Baby: a bunch of swiss chard (or “winter melon” (19″ or more, around 6.33 pounds)) Gender: A girl, Margaret Weight Gain: hovering around 186-192 pounds most days (apparently I “lost” weight this week and they thought I had caught the local stomach […]

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Week 36 Pregnancy Journal

This post has affiliate links.How Far Along? 36 weeks Week 36 Began: Friday, February 17 Size of Baby: a head of romaine lettuce (18.5″ or more, almost 6 pounds) Gender: A girl, Margaret Weight Gain: hovering around 183-185 most days Maternity Clothes: Chucks, anything I can bend and move in relatively easy. This week I […]

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Week 35 Pregnancy Journal

How Far Along? 35 weeks Week 35 Began: Friday, February 10 Size of Baby: a bunch of carrots or a mini-lop rabbit (18-19″, should be at 5-6 pounds) Gender: A girl, Margaret Weight Gain: Ballpark of around 14-19 pounds from starting weight. Still yo-yo-ing due to slow digestion… Maternity Clothes: Anything soft and comfortable. Yoga […]

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