Battling Inertia


Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to a change in its state of motion or rest, or the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental principles of classical physics which are used to describe the motion of matter and how it is affected by applied forces.

I like busy days. Not crazy-busy, but just satisfactorily busy enough to get me moving. On days which are less busy, it is easy to fall into the stay-at-home-trap where you feel sluggish, and chores seem never-ending and daunting. But a change in routine can usually shape me up. As a teacher, I used to crave a change in routine whether that meant a field trip, a guest speaker, Field Day. As a stay-at-home-mother, I know if someone comes over, the chores that I’ve been putting off get done in a matter of minutes, and my downstairs area can look semi-welcoming. Changes in routine trump inertia and sluggishess.

I’ve been trying to find and do things that creatively stimulate me, whether that means getting a good book from the  library (my latest read is Miracle On the Hudson – The Survivors on Flight 1949), photographing clients (love!), or even decluttering (usually blah, but if in the right mood, good!) I miss crocheting ~ I haven’t crocheted since Baby A’s arrival, but I’m sure when the time is right, I will. I also really want to work on writing children’s books, but I keep getting distracted by photography and blogging. Hoping things will fall into place at the right time when they’re all meant to.

Ramadan is coming up ~ Here’s to more productive days in the future!


Baby A taking a break from learning to crawl and sucking a thumb instead!IMG_7014-2

Z  & A not battling inertia but welcoming it!IMG_7026-2

Attempted french braid for Z.IMG_7035-3Baby A on all fours, learning to crawl. love the way her fingers are placed on the wood and how the wood looks clean and smooth.



About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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