growing at the speed of light [of the days getting longer]

I feel every minute of the days getting longer. The longer days mean that the kids and I can still color on our kitchen table with natural light when we get home in the afternoon. It means drives home where the sun still touches our skin, and that energy travels. The light brings with it…

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Planting Seeds; literally and metaphorically [From the Core – Plant a Seed Books & Positivity Pots]

As always, these books were inspired by the same thing that inspires all the beautiful things in my life – my children. At ages 4 and 3, we’re seeing Penelope and Oliver bloom. The seeds of parenting over the years are growing alongside their individual seeds of personality, and seeing it come together and bloom…

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My Children are Wearing the Same Halloween Costume This Year [The Story of Two Little Elephant Costumes]

The things that motherhood love inspires. This time last year, I was finishing up the last little details of the Elephant costumes I sewed for Penelope and Oliver. At the time, they were both obsessed with the movie “Dumbo”, so making them Elephant costumes seemed fitting. I made a pattern using one of their bigger…

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The Charm of a Hot Air Balloon

Through my closed bedroom curtains, I could tell even before getting out of bed that today was going to be a beautiful day. The light that was diffusing into the room was warm, and when I finally opened the curtains, I was greeted with a beautiful view of our backyard. Penelope and Oliver were already…

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Penelope and Oliver, just as they are! [#peanutsportraitsbyamanda by Amanda Barbara Artistry]

*All images in this blog taken by Amanda Barbara Artistry. Visit her Website or Facebook Page for more info. If there have ever been portraits that capture so much of my little one’s personalities, it’s these. The nuances in their silly faces, their body language. The way Oliver’s hands look like at age two and a…

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Words of January [The Last Month in my 20s]

There is something truly satisfying about putting words down on paper (blank screen in this case). Reading, looking back and remembering the days I spend with the people in my life who who I love the most is wonderful. I turn 30 in a few days, and this month, the last month in my twenties.…

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Reflections from my First Year at Work after [an extended] Maternity Leave

Exactly one year ago, I went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom to my two children for three years. I’ve you’ve been with my blog since then, I’m sure you remember how hard that transition was for me. Perhaps, one of the most difficult moments in my motherhood journey. Every woman is different, and…

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The End of Breastfeeding [Weaning after Two Years of Nursing – a bittersweet milestone]

The end of breastfeeding is very much like the beginning of breastfeeding- a beautiful irony. My breasts are leaky, I have a bit of engorgement, and as the days pass, I wait for my supply (or end of supply) to regulate itself. A little bit of Mother Nature’s poetry. It’s been three weeks since my…

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