FAMILY

on good mornings

a few weeks ago i put out a tweet asking mom’s about their morning routines. most days, by 8am i feel done for the day.  and, i know i’m not alone on this. are you having good mornings? i want(ed) to know what you all are doing with the morning madness or how you avoid […]

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Luke, Age 9

Nine is just fine, Lukie (as long as i try not to think about ten).  it’s that year where you can be a kid in all kid glory.  you’re big enough to have adventures and do things you couldn’t do just last year, but still so much kid that you don’t have to waste any […]

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fatherhood + spending your life

father’s day is this week.  naturally, father’s are on my mind.  and, always, on my heart. father’s are so very important.  not just because they teach us how to ride bikes and provide for us, but because they give us a name, show us who we are, and guide us into who we will become (intentionally […]

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rocco royal, age 3

one.  two.  three.  to me, three is that last year before you turn boy.  and while, i love boy, i’m clinging to baby.  it’s not that i don’t want you to grow up.  it’s just that i don’t want you to grow up.  i like your chubby hands and your sentences that need my interpretation.  you have the […]

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Ella, Age 11

little big girl – –  that is who you are at this very moment.  caught between the two different worlds that are seemingly connected.  like the north pole grabbing hands with the sandy beach or the ocean washing over the desert.  that business of wanting to grow up, and yet still loving to play.  can […]

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liam brave, age 4

  four.  i’m not sure about four.  four is that year where munchkins turn to (little) men.  somewhere in the year of four, you go to bed one night a baby, and wake up the next morning a boy.  and, the thing is, you never really know which night that might be.  you, though, liam […]

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rocco royal, age 2

two, how do you do?  i’ve known you three other times and you’ve been sweet but this time i find you rather bitter.  yes, in the form of my squishy and smiley little guy you could not be sweeter but in knowing this is likely the last time two lives in our home, i feel […]

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Ella, Age 10

each day with you leaves me wondering of the next.  it’s hard to believe that my 1st day with you was 365 x 10.  i’ll never forget that, “she is so beautiful,” were my very first words to you.  and that scrunched up face that was before me when our eyes first met is still […]

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Liam Brave, Age 3

How is it you are 3?  Although, there are days, I could swear you are 63.  You are such an old soul Liam Brave.  A child’s heart happily coupled with an old soul, there could not be a more perfect being.  Although, I am the one that should be leading the way, dear one, I […]

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Say, Mothers Are Lovely

The loveliest lady I know is, no doubt, my Mom.  It’s the truth.  She is beautiful, she is kind, she is compassionate, she is giving (almost to a fault) and she is strong.  She has that quiet inner strength, the kind that often goes un-noticed, and the very kind that I am trying to find […]

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