My E-man is 3. Being 3 brings lots of questions. Mostly: Why? Why? Why? ” Mama why do we have hair?” “Mama, why do tree’s have leaves?” “Why is that car red?” ” Why do you want me to not ask anymore questions right now?” His most recent question “Why do people have to die?”. Continue Reading
I find myself yet again in the midst of the unknown. I’ve been here before. Waiting. Waiting is hard but here in this limbo, between not knowing and knowing, I find peace. Continue Reading
It may seem strange to see a vase full of sticks. I smile every time I see them. “Look mama, I have a present for you!” he says as his little face beams with pride. He always saves his best sticks for me. Continue Reading
E-Man has recently turned 3. It wasn’t until the last few months that he would sit through a whole book. This was quite different from Honey Girl who would sit through book after book at 6 months old. I wasn’t sure how to handle this at first. There was no making him sit still. We searched far and wide. I so badly wanted him to love books as much as I do but didn’t know how to make that happen. While I don’t know if E-Man will grow up to love books as much as I hope he will, we have found books that he truly loves. Through these he has learned that books can be fun! Continue Reading
I’ve been blessed to have so many strong women in my life that have stepped into motherly roles after my mom passed away. I am incredibly blessed by another woman whom my children call “Abuela” (grandma). She came into our lives when I was just going into those wonderfully awkward teen years. But before then, for nearly 6 years, it was dad and us. In those six years, he help mold and shape me into who I am today. He has taught me to be the mom I am today. Dad’s you matter! Continue Reading
“When you hear the birds singing in the morning they are singing praises to their creator. They are singing praises to God!”.
I don’t remember who told me this when I was young, but it sunk deep within. I think of this every time I hear their sweet tune greeting the morning. I especially thought of it today. Despite everything. They were still singing. Continue Reading
We love camping! Anytime spent out doors is great. Add in unplugging and creating memeories with family and friends, and you’ve got yourself a fun weekend. Since having kids the things we need to
drag take with us has changed a bit. I’ve compiled my list of 10 must haves for camping with kids. Continue Reading
In my early years I remember knowing my dad was from Mexico but that was about it. We had never known the language or anything of our heritage. When I was 10 years old my family packed up and moved to Mexico for two plus years. At the time, it was hard being away from family and all we ever had known, but now, I can look back and see what a beautiful experience it was and how fortunate we were to be immersed in a different culture.
To experience the beauty of the culture and the language. To discover my heritage.
When we take the time to see the magic in the ordinary moments, we are given the gift of truly seeing our children for who they are.
We were on our way home from a big Christmas celebration. You know the kind. Cold, windy, and long lines but the kids love it, with trolley rides, horse drawn carriages, lighted parade, and fireworks. I mean come on, who wouldn’t love that?!
After a few stops and a quick supper, we decided it was getting late. We dropped into Target for a bathroom break and a few items. I could be in and out in 10 minutes. Did I mention I was heading in there with my 5-year-old? Continue Reading