You at 21 Months

{I do apologize for the lengthy post but I want to capture these days fully before they fly by}DSC00634Bubs, you are such the little man.

You wake up every morning in our bed around 8:30, happily exclaiming “mama!” “dada!”, followed quickly by you lowering yourself off the edge of the bed (new this week!) and running to the next room declaring “whoa!” as you see something you think is pretty awesome.

Continue reading

The Way We Did // On Going Back to Work

YOU NEED TO KNOW: I absolutely believe there is no one way to parent. Every family is different and every child, and that’s a beautiful thing. I encourage you to parent the way you feel is right and the way you feel will work for your family at the time in which you’re at. Parenting is hard work, friends; let’s choose only to encourage each other and walk alongside each other, babies in one arm and laundry baskets in the other…


Continue reading

In a Year


My baby turned one this week. There are extended family gatherings to come, but in the meantime we celebrated just the three of us with a carrot cake cupcake topped with cream cheese icing and a diy busy board that is almost finished (I totally felt pressure to have it done for his actual birthday but, let’s face it, this year James didn’t even notice). And now that it’s past I’m thinking on the year and how our lives have changed. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way:

Continue reading

On going back


I thought I’d be ready to go back to work after almost a year off. I love my job; it’s rewarding, it’s challenging, and I have fantastic coworkers, but I do not want to leave my babe. He’s a peaceful kid and is, for the most part, content with coming along with us wherever we go so we’ve just brought him everywhere. The result is, save leaving him for a few hours at a time at most, him and I have spent the entirety of the last ten and a half months together.

Continue reading