I’ve been really bad at writing this year. Terrible, actually. Usually I’m able to sit in front of the screen watching the cursor blink for a few minutes and then the words flow faster than my fingers can dance across the keyboard. But this year, life has been hurling at me, and my mind has… Continue reading Copacabana
Dear Talia, I have done a poor job of documenting your growth and milestones on this blog, and for that I am deeply sorry. Today I want to tell you about the strongest, most tenacious, stubborn, persistent and wonderful girl I’ve ever known; you. I’ve often sat in wonderment of all the things I thought… Continue reading Nevertheless, she persisted
I’ve always believed in shopping small. Growing up, my mom always shopped at small markets and stores. When I moved to Santa Cruz, shopping small was a way of life that I happily embraced. David and I try a different, family owned restaurant on our monthly date nights. I think the food folks make as… Continue reading Sassy Little Soul
I am one of three. I’m the little sister to two big brothers. I know this fact has shaped me more than I’ll ever realize. It’s why I wanted Lucas to have Talia. Having two big brothers made me me. Four years ago today, my brother Sam and I joined a club we never wanted to… Continue reading Siblings
Dear Talia, You are seven months old today. As I type this, you are sleeping next to me, and I am watching you breathe. You are a very still sleeper, I can barely make out the rise and fall of your chest, but I am still mesmerized by it. We fought long and hard to… Continue reading Seven-Month Talia
With Mother’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about the moms I know. The proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and I believe that’s true, but I also know it has taken a village to raise this mom. The mothers who came before me and welcomed me into motherhood… Continue reading The Moms
New parents get a lot of (often) unsolicited advice. Sometimes it’s good advise that can be helpful. Sometimes it’s advice that you would never use. The best advice I received as a mom is this: make time for your marriage. My mom always encouraged me to go on dates with David when Lucas was an… Continue reading Date Night, how I love thee!