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!
After college, I moved to Santa Cruz, CA to work at UCSC. The four years I spent there were pretty awesome. I made friendships that have transformed me into a better person, and I still keep in touch with most of those beautiful folks to this day. I also learned to mix a mean drink… Continue reading Sangria Blanca
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
I tag photos and posts with #typicallucas and have been asked how it came about. When I was pregnant, Lucas’s Godmother was having a conversation with our friend, it was something about Lucas already being so popular and unavailable while still in utero, and our friend responded with, “Typical Lucas.” And that’s how it all… Continue reading Mr. Lucas at 29 months
I love cupcakes. To quote the poet 50 Cent, I love cupcakes like a fat kid loves cake… wait what? Same difference? Cupcakes are just cake? Nope! Cupcakes are perfect in size and frosting to cake ratio, IMHO. They’re compact size allows for easy travel, and they’re adorable to boot. I can proselytize more on… Continue reading Why cupcakes?
Talia at 6 months is just as sassy and tenacious as she was in utero. I’ve never met anyone who can go from sweet and happy to terrifyingly angry as fast as she can. She’s not a fan of smiling for the camera, but is full of smiles and coos when the camera is put… Continue reading Happy (belated) half-birthday, Talia Aliza!