How Children are Like Mirrors

The memory is a vivid one: my toddler yelling, “No Stella. Go home Stella,” as the dog circles her high chair. “Stella just wanted to say hello to you,” I tell her. “Okay,” she … [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...]

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...]

Tips for Navigating Mornings and Bedtime with Siblings with a Big Age Gap

Being the mother of a big kid and a little kid has been an incredible experience. After having spent so long as a mother of one, learning that I would soon have another precious hand to hold was a … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 28

My Dearest Lola Bee, These past few weeks have been bittersweet. My return to work is closer than ever before. This month, your mama is returning to work, and you are starting “school.” My eyes … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 27

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, I just wrote you a letter. Back so soon? Why yes. Yes I am. I am back to tell you how much I miss you. I miss you so much it is hard to type this because my eyes well … [Read more...]

Letter to my daughters // 26

Dear Jalayla Bee and Lola Bee, I write you during a busy time in our lives. Yet I have found myself in a moment of quiet. A moment where Lola is napping and the time in which you arrive home from … [Read more...]

Our Thanksgiving

For the past week Lola has been sick with a cold. It has slowly made its way through our house resulting in all four of us being sick by the time Thanksgiving arrived. The fact that we were all under … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Baby! A 1st Birthday in Photographs

Over at Disney Baby I'm finally sharing details of Lola's first birthday celebration (read about it here)! I decided I'd take a moment and share some of them here too. Be warned, this post is photo … [Read more...]