Life · Travel

Confidence building

We took a long overdue family getaway to Joshua Tree National Park this weekend! Originally my husband wanted us to camp but all the sites were already booked so we made a reservation at the Holiday Inn Express instead. Great spot as it’s not far at all from the park entrance. Being the rockstar parents… Continue reading Confidence building

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Life · Parenthood

Parenting with a bulldog

There are moments that parenting seems oddly familiar to walking a bulldog. This is exactly what it feels like when you’re trying to get your kid to do something you know they are fully capable of doing, but they’re giving you the push back. Chops is no different. Today marks two weeks since we brought… Continue reading Parenting with a bulldog

Life · Travel

Montecito in the snow

Have I told you guys recently about Montecito Sequoia Lodge? I’m pretty sure I probably mentioned this place in a previous post; it holds such a special spot in our heart and is such a gem, it bears mentioning again. My husband happened to stumble upon Montecito Sequoia Lodge nine years ago when he was… Continue reading Montecito in the snow

Life · Motherhood

Decide to try new things

One of my favorite teachers in High School was Mr. Lynn. He was the tennis coach and he taught Geometry and Chemistry. I loved his grandpa look with the white hair and white beard and mustache. I can still picture exactly how he would lean into the center table of his classroom, half sitting on… Continue reading Decide to try new things

Life · Motherhood · Parenthood

Let’s not ignore feelings

“It’s so important to pursue our kids. It gets busy in life and we can sometimes let those relationships slide and we can forget how quickly our children are growing up. You never want to overlook the long term relationship you’re building with your children.” That quote was from the last few minutes of a… Continue reading Let’s not ignore feelings