Posted by Selena Burgess
Is you! No toy, no game, no app; absolutely nothing can replace the company of you. I was reminded of this yet again today, after taking the entire day to do nothing but hang out and play with my little ones.
We didn’t do anything over the top. There were no ornate outings planned; in fact they stayed in their pajamas all day! We read stories, we coloured, we made simple meals together, and had lots of cuddles and tumbling around and tickle attacks.The most popular game of the day however was…
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
“My sweet girl,” I hear my husband say to Little L, before turning to me and saying, “I never imagined having a girl!”
My husband is one of three brothers and he grew up in a very male-centric world. He has female cousins, but they are not that close, and before our daughter was born he was a bit worried about having a girl, saying, “I don’t know what to do with a girl!”
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
I have a wonderful relationship with most of my aunts and uncles, but an even more special one with my godparents. They always sent extra special gifts, took me out for fun afternoons, and it just felt magical when I was with them.
When choosing godparents for Little L, I envisioned those special moments taking place throughout her life.
Posted by Mary McBride
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we cannot travel due to Elvie being in a brace post surgery, and so that meant that we were at home yesterday for Thanksgiving. We are so thankful to spend the day together that no matter what we do, we are bound to enjoy it. We had a lazy morning, a late breakfast, and then took a walk in Golden Gate Park before we came home for dinner. No one spent hours over a stove yesterday, and there was no turkey on our table. Because yesterday was not just Thanksgiving, it was also my birthday, and there was nothing I wanted more than for all of us to be able to relax and enjoy the day together. Because I am the only one in our little family who is capable of making a traditional Thanksgiving feast, we decided that we would order Chinese food instead so that I could enjoy my birthday with my family instead of spending most of it in the kitchen. It turned out to be a wonderful day together, and we were all happy with our unconventional feast. Here are photos of Elvie, enjoying the feast – and my birthday cake! – toddler style.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
I wouldn’t say that I’m a grumpy person or anything, but I can definitely be a little bit jaded at times. While I do enjoy a good tradition every now and again, I sometimes get overwhelmed and disenchanted when it comes to the holiday season and in the past have honestly just felt like it was all more work than it was worth. And then I had a child. A wonderful, little bundle of love and magic and she ruined me for cynicism forevermore.