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?
I truly believe this. Even on the toughest days. We have a choice, we can decide to roll over the yucky feelings from the day before or smile and take a deep breath and give the new day an opportunity to enter. I won’t allow the tired, frustrating and overwhelming feelings of yesterday define my… Continue reading Start Again
Whoah, this sure hit home when I read it. Not proud to admit it but I definitely had my grumpy pants on about 10 minutes ago. Typically I like to get my workout and shower in before the kids wake up because then it’s just constant distractions and the girls wanting my attention. Well today… Continue reading No room for grumpy
Because a little humor, especially in the world of parenting, goes a long way. Always. Tonight I am so tired. The kind of tired where I’m sitting on the toilet and I start to fall asleep. Yep, that tired. Today was a pretty fantastic day filled with errands (the good kind, the ones you… Continue reading Wanted: Rest
“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
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
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