No matter how much I think I have things laid out and under control, nothing ever truly goes as planned. On my way to my parents house this morning to drop off Celeste before heading into work, I called my mom to let her know Celeste would be going to VBS today. So I would… Continue reading A whole lot of faith and grace
Okay, so let’s be honest here. Even before kids I was always a bit of chaos getting ready in the morning. I would take my time, dilly dally here and there, find myself rushing, but I’d get myself out the door and to work on time. Then I grew up, found a wonderful man, and… Continue reading We either have a good morning or we get to school on time.
Last night was one of those just wow moments where I stop and think, oh my gosh, what is this? This is life. This is us, but in a really crazy funny way. This is my life now. I was thinking back to when it was just my husband and I, the pre-kids days. Do… Continue reading When some moments in life seem straight out of a sitcom
So correction to my last post, my husband was not on a 72 hour shift, no no, he was on a 96 hour shift. Yep, that’s right. After three days of being with my girls 24/7 while they are both battling a very nasty stomach virus, I have a pretty good idea now of what… Continue reading The best hour and fifteen minutes of my life
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?
Elysse, our 18 month old, is teething. This has been her on and off all week: Fire spitting Godzilla. Destroying anything in sight. Okay well actually just completely depleting any ounce of strength that I have as a human adult. This is pretty much how I finished the week: Our girl has been screaming bloody… Continue reading Motherhood: When your toddler gets a bit Godzilla
I love the stillness and unfamiliarity of a hotel room at this hour. We are in the city of Borrego Springs, the kind of quaint little city with no stop lights and that closes its mall at 5p daily. We are here to visit and explore Anza Borrego Dessert State Park and see the wild… Continue reading In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1
A few days ago we were having a typical toddler day at home – tears and tantrums. I can’t even remember if it was a work day or off day, but I needed to shower and Celeste was cranky and when she requested some crackers I gladly obliged. Then she told me she wanted to… Continue reading That unexpected naked moment
It’s 8pm and I’ve just left my mom, 7 month old baby, and nephew standing outside my locked car in the parking structure at the mall as I speed walk back to the stores we visited in search of my lost car/house keys. Despite the fact that I’m a natural worrier/over thinker, when it comes to moments like these this unusual… Continue reading More Than Just a Happy Meal
“The most beautiful curve on a woman’s body is her smile” I read that quote on a Facebook post the other day, and how appropriate that I happened to remember it yesterday as I stood in front of the mirror at the Macy’s department store, the swim suit department no less, and tried on what… Continue reading There is a swim suit out there with my name on it!