I think sometimes we sacrifice for all of the wrong reasons. It may start out as something we did with the purest intentions, but then it slowly becomes an act we HAVE to continue to do because we believe it’s expected of us. In order for others to think highly of us, we must continue… Continue reading Sacrifice.
In the days leading up to Jude being born, Philip and I talked a lot about our little boy, as all parents do I’m sure. We imagined what he would look like and what it would be like to be a family of three. One of the things we talked a lot about was the… Continue reading Letting Jude lead the way
We have almost officially finished our second week in Bellingham and are about to move on to our third week. I know I won’t always count our time here in weeks, just like eventually all parents stop counting the weeks and months of their children’s ages – but for now, tracking in weeks makes sense… Continue reading That Time I Felt A Lot Like Voldemort
and no longer holding ourselves back. I originally wrote this on May 5th- I was home alone and struggling to sleep and I guess also struggling to remember to hit “publish.” ————– It’s been one heck of a year. So much has changed and even though I’m only a year older, I feel like I’ve… Continue reading We’re Moving Forward…
You were devouring your pb&j sandwich when I left you to run outside and switch the laundry. Recently, you’ve decided that you love it which makes me happy, cuz ya know I don’t like cooking very much. That’s just the honest truth. I came back in and you were still eating so I began tidying… Continue reading A Note On the Go: Nap time
I’m a little off balance today and I thought to myself, “What is going to fix this?” Well- the answer is, lots of things could fix this but the only one I have access to RIGHT now is 1) prayer, 2) coffee and 3) writing for myself. So here I am ignoring all other responsibilities to… Continue reading Remember To Stop Chasing Perfect And Start Chasing The Light
Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey My grandpa used to have a license plate with the letters “GOOLA” and my mom told me that it stood for “Get Out Of LA.” I think I’ve always taken that to heart, but made a lot of excuses as… Continue reading The GOOLA Pledge; Or Why You Should Stop Making Excuses
Jude Theodore was born on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:20am. In honor of this being the very last Wednesday before Jude turns ONE, I decided that I needed to share something I wrote for him back when he was two months old. I’ve spent a lot of time this week going down memory lane,… Continue reading You Were Born On a Wednesday
I’ll never forget the way you look at me when I come home from work. Most of the time I have to come through the door and search through a few rooms before I find you, sitting quietly in front of your bookshelf in the living room with a mountain of books growing from the… Continue reading All Because I Walked Through the Door
I have never really been much a fan of Spring. Fall and Winter is more my jam, with the vibrant natural earth tones, scarves and boots and big jackets, rain and all the promise of holiday celebrations. Maybe its because living in California, Spring just means that we trade the rain in one day for… Continue reading The Colors of Spring are Everything.