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Motherhood Right Now: A Necessary Spring Day

posted on: May 21, 2018

I've spent the last few months buried in work while mothering. I'd like to tell you I was my best, but that would be a lie. Many things were automatic, a flow of days in and days out. Mornings. Afternoons. Evenings. Check. And then there's co-parenting right now, which also means something silly, I don't have someone to take photos of me with the kids on the fly, so the camera often stays behind.

After what felt like 7 days of non-stop rain, the kids and I spent an entire day out. We made friends with strangers, ran into old friends, got ridiculously dirty and spent too much money on ice cream and coffee. It was perfect.

When it was time to go home, but the stickiness of the day got the better of us, we found a playground with sprinklers and ran through. Their curls stuck to their foreheads, their smiles so ridiculous and wide. While at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, River said, "We needed today!" and Oak said, "It's so peaceful here!" I agree with all of it.

I hope you don't mind, but here are photos (because I finally brought my camera out!) of our wonderful day...

What's That Playing In The Background?

posted on: May 18, 2018

 Music is a constant around here. Is it the same at your house?  The truth is, from the moment we wake up, until we lay down, the kids and I have music on. Music has this way of creating a mood or shifting the mood. It's become this sort of freedom to truly be in our home, while helping to tune out the excess noise that crawls in from the city when necessary.

Here are just a few songs I have listened to this week:

Leon Bridges, Good Thing

Whitney Houston, "My Love Is Your Love"

Corinne Bailey Rae, "Call Me When You Get This"

Alabama Shakes,  "Sound and Color"

Other music posts for you right here, here, and here.  Please add a song you've listened to and loved so I can too!

Have a beautiful weekend and do a little dance for me, will ya?

(Photo of Maya Angelou)

My Morning Hustle Outfit

What does your last minute morning hustle outfit look like?

How To Squeeze Out Moments Of Joy

posted on: May 16, 2018

There was one night a week ago when it felt like the Brooklyn streets were all soupy with a taste of summer heat. It was a contrast to the weeks before where temperatures creeped only over 65 or so. So despite the uncomfortableness of it, the soupiness was welcomed.

Losing The Cloud of Anxiety

posted on: May 10, 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and while so much of what I write is often centered around care, self, and motherhood, mental health has so much to do with all of that. I've had anxiety since I could remember.. whether it was trauma that set it off, or if I was brought into this world with a sense of worry or nerves, navigating it has been something I've done for years.