Life · Motherhood · Parenthood

What do toddlers do at 4am?

It’s 3:30am when I hear “mami!” from the baby monitor and I know it’s Elysse. It’s mostly always Elysse. As I stumble to the girls bedroom and as I try to soothe her to sleep she tells me “mami, popo” (yes, poopoo). Which stuns me a little because, well, the last time my little one… Continue reading What do toddlers do at 4am?

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You cannot pour from an empty cup

“Reading is my inhale, writing is my exhale” – Glennon Doyle Melton in “Carry On, Warrior” I wanted to revisit this quote again because of how much more it means to me now than it did the first time I read it. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting in the free moments that I get… Continue reading You cannot pour from an empty cup

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My favorite moment – kite flying 

I’m not going to lie, motherhood / parenthood is filled with a ton of not so great moments that no other parent or book could possibly describe to you as well as actually living through it. At times it’s madness. “Pull out my hair” is an expression that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface.… Continue reading My favorite moment – kite flying 

Life · Parenthood · Travel

The beginning of a family tradition

Montecito Sequioa Lodge was everything and more. I loved it for its comfortable simplicity and reminder of what’s truly beautiful in life. Family. Connection. Nature. No TV. No internet.  As we began our departure from Orange County and 45 minutes into our 7 hour car drive we heard Celeste’s voice from the back seat “why… Continue reading The beginning of a family tradition