(Last Night’s) Late night ramblings

I'm in one of those seasons that feels so uncomfortable. I'm restless and yet exhausted. I keep shifting and adjusting in an effort to get comfortable. And I just can't. Wasn't I just here? I'm … [Read more...]

Complete, but Never Completed (Saying Goodbye to Disney Baby)

Last month, we went to Disneyland to celebrate my littlest love’s birthday. She’s got a soft spot for the mouse, and it was so fun recreating the magic that occurred years earlier when we took her … [Read more...]

Memories over Merchandise: What Downsizing Taught Me

About a month ago my family and I moved from an almost 1400 square foot house to a 900 square foot apartment. When we talked about the difference in square feet I kept telling my husband and myself it … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to This Season

This week my oldest returned to school. It’s a marker for me – a clear indicator that summer as we know it is almost over. As the final weeks of summer slip away I find myself grasping on to … [Read more...]

Our New Definition of Home

As I type this, boxes are sprinkled throughout the house. Some are filled with things that we are keeping, others with things that we are donating. We are in a stage of purging, and although it’s … [Read more...]

The Last Day of 4th Grade

I wrote this on your last day of school. One day you will scroll through countless photos on IG and may or may not read the captains. So, I am posting it here too...just in case. (posted … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 29

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, It's been a while since I've written here in this space. With the exception of posting articles I've written elsewhere I've struggled to sit here and write. I've had … [Read more...]

Best Friends

My two daughters are eight years apart. Just two years shy of a decade. A decade. And I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. Once upon a time I dreamed of the day when I would grow up and … [Read more...]

Why Life with a Big and a Little is the Best

During my pregnancy with my littlest I discovered this strange phenomenon. While most people were genuinely excited for me there were a handful of people who actually felt slightly sorry for me. Not … [Read more...]

12 Ways I Want to Be More Like my Baby

Everyday my children inspire me to be better. They embody many characteristics that I want to have. Some of them are characteristics that seem to have waned in my journey through adulthood. Others not … [Read more...]