My Address at Dad’s Life Celebration

My Address at Dad’s Life Celebration

Hi beloveds. Most of you already know that my Dad passed away on January 11, after battling to recover from an aneurysm 14 months earlier. I am beyond heartbroken. This is the hardest moment of my life, and a dramatic emotional juxtaposition to the birth of our beautiful baby girl just 3 weeks prior, bless … Continue reading

FashionABLE: Awesome Scarves by Awesome Women

FashionABLE: Awesome Scarves by Awesome Women

Remember last winter when I spilled my guts about the Chookooloonks PathFinder Course like a giddy schoolgirl? Well, the incredible woman behind Chookooloonks, Karen Walrond, was invited to Ethiopia with the ONE Campaign to document this year’s ONE Moms trip. ONE Moms is roughly 10 parenting bloggers that have been sent to Ethiopia for the … Continue reading

Water for Babes

Water for Babes

Look at these precious little faces. I just imagined Aspen with a straw around her neck, using her chubby little toddler hands to dip the straw into a glass of water that might otherwise kill her, and I just lost it. Pathetic, crocodile tears, streaming. Of course, the emotional outburst could also be a by-product … Continue reading

Surrender

Surrender

This is a guest post written in June 2012 for Totsy.com. As parents we like to think we’re in charge. We make rules, plan dinner, enforce bedtimes, and create a structure for our families that will insure maximum health and happiness. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, are we really in control? In reality… … Continue reading

Good Times n’ Crows

Good Times n’ Crows

I love this life. I love my job; I love our apartment; and my husband and daughter and our kitty; and the wind that blows over Santa Monica treetops outside our balcony window. I love that emotional outpourings + blogging= run-on sentences are ok.   I love that we spend our weekends doing this: Aspen’s … Continue reading

Summer Camp for the Soul

Summer Camp for the Soul

I’m bubbling over with a velvety mixture of desire, creativity and determination that is both inspiring me and making me a crazy person. It’s clear I’m drinking way too much coffee. But moreover – I’m really fired up about finishing an incredible class, and I want to share some of the golden nuggets with you … Continue reading