Life · Motherhood · Parenthood

Calm and Chaos

One thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom is that every day is full of calm and chaotic moments. It’s not ever just one or the other, but a mixture of both. I don’t know that I ever took time to make this observation prior to having children. Probably because my life is no longer… Continue reading Calm and Chaos

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Let me tell you about Montecito

For the past nine years now we have been spending our summers at Montecito Sequoia Lodge, located in the Sequoia National Forest. This is probably my favorite place to visit every single year because to me it feels like a true vacation and I think I will rave about this place until the day I… Continue reading Let me tell you about Montecito

Life · Marriage · Parenthood · Travel

Shaver Lake – We are back

We have a few things we love to do every summer since our firstborn arrived and one of our recent favorite spots became Shaver Lake, located in the Sierra Mountains. Last year we decided not to make a reservation at Shaver Lake though because we had our big international trip planned. We have been doing… Continue reading Shaver Lake – We are back

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

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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