This Mother’s Day, we went home to see my father. There were many pictures and belongings of my late mother still in the house. Her clothes still hung on hangers, her shoes in boxes, and her beloved knick-knacks sitting on shelves, in plain sight but collecting dust. In the weeks shortly after her death, I… Read More A Mother’s Work
This year we sold our first home and moved into to a new home. As we navigated through the process of buying and selling a home, there were unexpected problems that would suddenly pop-up – some small, others truly heart-pumping. But, in every case, when you throw two different personalities in the mix, every problem felt… Read More Buying and Selling a Home: 5 Tips for Keeping Cool Together When the Unexpected Problems Arise
During my second pregnancy, I heard from many moms about the ease of having a second child. The baby stuff is sooo much easier with your second. You’re a pro now, you got this! And in some ways, that was true. By the time we had our second, we were still preoccupied with safety and development, but are more patient, flexible and resilient. We don’t sweat the small stuff nearly as much, are smarter in choosing our battles, and tend to look at the bigger picture. But I’m not referring to parenting. … Read More Why Was the Second Baby Easier and Happier?
The Hubs and I finally had our religious ceremony, surrounded by our closest family members, and our toddler. Late Friday night, in sub-zero temperatures, we exchanged vows and rings, and celebrated our religious union with champagne, music, Peruvian food and cake. Days away from celebrating our five-year (civil) wedding anniversary, why we chose… Read More We Did It! We Got Married, Again