Life · Motherhood

Why do parents push for the trophy?

My husband raised a good point the other day as we were walking Chops. We were talking about the girls and the topic of their dance came up and my husband made a comment about how we need to be careful about not making a big deal about the competitions. He said he could care… Continue reading Why do parents push for the trophy?

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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