“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton Growing up, every Summer my parents would take my sister and I to the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. We would look in awe of the glassblowers, get a new toe ring and maybe share a scoop of ice cream. Although [...]
Motherhood is such a wild ride. You wait in line for months just waiting for this adventure to begin. Then suddenly you've fastened your seat belt, braced yourself, and GO. Unlike a real ride, this one doesn't slow down and you never get off. You may break down from time to time. You might even have to tighten your seat belt every now and again. But from the moment it's GO time - you go, and soar, twist and turn, and try to hold on for the biggest adventure of your life thus far.
Every year to kick off Summer and celebrate B's birthday we spend two nights at The Disneyland Resort. It is so magical it makes me want to live there! This year we celebrated with B's dad, bonus mom and brother. This was our first time vacationing as a modern family and honestly, it really made [...]
But, I no longer feel that my life won't be worth anything unless I've reached fame. My fame comes from behind the gray eyes of my son. From the raw hugs as he digs his way closer to my heart. From the desire to play games, snuggle, watch movies, and just be together. He loves me.
About a month ago I think I had the opportunity to be free of any sort of responsibilities for about 24 hours. It honestly was the rejuvenation I didn't know that I needed.
I often say that it's bittersweet sharing time with my son. At the bottom of my heart, I wish that I could spend every single day with him. But, I know that it's not an option, so I choose to make the most of my time with him and without him. The first year of [...]
Have you hosted a slumber party for your kids yet? My son has been begging to have one for months! He kept asking me if we could invite friends over from school, but it just didn't feel like the right time yet. To be honest, there are just so many "what if's" when it comes [...]
I really don't like to go out when my son is home. Mom guilt is real and it doesn't get any easier the older he gets. He's in the phase of really wanting me home to read him a book before bed. Which I completely understand. I remember being young and hating when my parents [...]
I took my son to the Orange County Home Depot in Mission Viejo for their FREE kids workshop, to build a birdhouse.
During school breaks my son gets to spend that time with his dad. I love it for many reasons; one being that B gets that quality time with his dad, and two, I get some "me time". This past week was spring break - which meant I had 3 full nights with no kiddo! Every [...]