posted on: May 19, 2017
Our apartment was featured on Domino last week, and I'm sharing a bit on all of the above. If you're in a small space or looking to downsize, I hope you find the feature inspiring.
Have a beautiful weekend!
posted on: May 18, 2017
Rachel is a mother, educator, and powerful force when it comes to uncovering the power that we all have in the strands of our own hair. A few months ago, she let welcomed us in her Brooklyn home to shoot her and her daughter in their natural rhythm. Today, she shares more about her locs, what she hopes to teach her daughter, her transition process, and her personal hope for the media when it comes to natural hair.
posted on: May 16, 2017
Here are just a few boundaries we've developed that seem to be working:
1. We ask for hugs and kisses. Hugs and kisses aren't required for family or friends. If we would like one, we ask.
2. Apologize and ask again. Sometimes I forget while we are playing, and then quickly correct myself. It's important that they know they always have a choice, and that they have to offer others the choice as well (though we make it clear, mommy and daddy are always open and ready for kisses as long as we aren't sick).
3. My body. Your body. We started this conversation years ago, when River had a friend that often found it hard to assess boundaries. By giving children statements like, "My body is my body, and your body is your body," they're able to articulate requirements. No matter if it's a friend, family member, or stranger, awareness and articulation is key.
4. Real kissing is for families. If kindergarten has taught me anything, it's that I should never underestimate the conversations that are being had away from adult ears. Naturally, there comes a time where kissing a crush seems like a good idea. For now, centering conversations around "families" and "grown ups" and not so much the layered definition and variations of love, has been perfect.
5. Don't kill curiosity. Keep conversation. I want my children to always feel safe coming to me with whatever they feel they need to. My goal is to never embarrass them, and to always be open to explaining everything, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me.
posted on: May 4, 2017
Mother's Day is a little over a week away, and my mind is set on how comfortable I want to be this year. In the past, I've taken to floral vintage and sheer something or another, anything that made me feel extra special. This Mother's Day, I just want to run around with the kids in a simple and comfortable dress.
Here are a few options from Madewell if you're feeling the same: