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!
Three years ago today, I found out I was going to be a mom. David and I had been married for almost 8 months, and I was feeling GNARLY. Because my cycle is super weird and ranges between 37-52 days, I was technically not late, but took two home pregnancy tests, over a week apart,… Continue reading Knocked up