We are family

Sometimes it strikes me. I have a family. Like, not the people I was born to but MY people, my little unit. It is such an enormous thing to take for granted but I forget. Somehow in the laundry and dinners, the meetings, the cartoons, the coloring and teaching how to walk, the work schedules…

Just Us

The four of us hopped in the car and drove down south this afternoon. The kids slept on our drive, giving Q and I the rare chance to listen to non-Raffi music and talk to each other in uninterruptedĀ  sentences. The sun was warm on our skin as we discovered an amazing food truck, cute…

A year as Mama

I rocked her in the glider this morning after a hearty struggle to get her down for a nap. Her sweaty little head on my shoulder showed that she put up a good fight, alternating between coy smiles and tense shouts to try to evade this sleep. Sleep she, and really I, needs to make…

Relentless Heartache, Relentless Hope

Weeks ago, Q and I excitedly spread the news to our friends, our family, and our village that we were expecting a sibling for Lucie. Although it was probably sooner than others might want to share the news, we wanted to be able to lean in on our community for better or worse, to be…

Recharge

  This morning was a chance for me to recharge.   I am the type of gal that needs her tribe. I need my people because they give me the good stuff, the happy feelings, they fill my days with life. This morning I got to spend some time with the people that take the…

The Working Stay at Home Mom

I got out of work late on Friday night, but that’s nothing new. Late nights and early mornings have been the hallmark of my career. Always being available to my guests was a way to keep busy and make sure I met everyone’s needs always. It was a habit formed of necessity when I started…

Why we #GoPinkandBlue

I #gopinkandblue because I remember and I acknowledge the life that lived so briefly and will be loved for all eternity.

Bringing Lucie Earthside

A week ago we brought our baby Lucille into this world. I cannot believe a whole week has passed. In the past week I have simultaneously been the most confident and humble I have ever been, baby birthing is serious business, guys. If you ever want to feel the full rainbow of emotions take a…

Our first and best year!

This morning I woke up to a bazillion pictures on my news feed of my hometown covered in show. It was beautiful, fluffy and… well… freezing! My mom shot me a text, “I am so thankful for answered prayers last year… Could you imagine?!”. This time last year we were all feverishly praying for a…