I made a promise to my daughter when she was born. One single promise. I promised to her that no matter what, I would always smile when I'm around her. I don't know if I'll be able to give her everything she ever wants. I don't know if I'll always be who she wishes I would be. But I know that I … [Read more...] about Promise to My Daughter. And the Most Offensive Decluttering Project.
I never dreamed of having children. It just wasn’t something I thought about much when I was younger. I also never dreamed of marriage. I just wasn’t one of those girls who spent years fantasizing about their wedding. Yet I met a man. And we fell in love. And I can’t imagine being more happily … [Read more...] about The Privilege of Parenthood
My daugher, Rayne Ember, was born on November 20th at 6:25 PM weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces. … [Read more...] about A Baby Is Born…
TRANSITIONS... I find myself slowing down lately. I move slower. I walk slower. I breathe slower. And I let less in. I have just a few more weeks before I give birth. And I’m full of wonder. Curiosity, hope, worry, excitement, joy, anxiety, laughs, tears, love, fear. It’s all there, making me … [Read more...] about Autumn Stories: Transitions, Twists of Fate & a Baby Shower
A cozy cottage, on a secluded pink sand beach, on a long & narrow quiet island, with the love of my life, and our growing baby girl... An island far away from the world, and all its distractions, where people sightings seemed far & few between, the fish were friendly & … [Read more...] about ‘Babymoon’ on a Secluded Pink Sand Beach…
So I’ve been holding something back, and it’s been hard on me. I’m typically a spill it all out on the emotional table kind of girl. But this I couldn’t, and so for a long time I've been feeling disconnected, from everything, and generally not myself... The big news, I’m pregnant with my first … [Read more...] about What I Never Expected from Pregnancy… (yup, mine!)