Lately in Motherhood …

Lately in motherhood, I … Made countless chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese dinners. Read The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes to Sophie even though I was tired and didn’t want to read a “long” book before bed. Went on a nature walk with Sophie and Bryan, and watched while Sophie bravely crawled […]

My Fifth Mother’s Day (And Those That Came Before)

This weekend was probably the best Mother’s Day weekend I’ve had in my mere five years of motherhood. It started out with Mother’s Day Shabbat at Sophie’s preschool, was followed by mommy/daughter manicures and pedicures, a trip to the Botanic Gardens Chocolate Festival with my mom, and ended with a wonderful family lunch with me, […]

Wynona the Redwood Tree

This may come as a shock to many of you. But when I was young, the subject I hated the most in school was reading comprehension. Nothing made me cringe like those long boring texts that ended with a series of questions or a book report.  I had such a hard time reading long stories […]

The Bitter and Sweet of Mother’s Day

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, the holiday to honor thy mother/spouse/sister/daughter. And while my Mother’s Day was nice, I’ve come to the conclusion that this holiday is not all it’s cracked up to be. Let me explain. Mother’s Day brings with it the expectation that us mothers will have a blissfully pleasant day. There […]

My First “Mother’s Day”

I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of a Mother’s Day post. Last year I wrote the Ode to the Bad Mother, so don’t want to repeat myself with that theme. Obviously I don’t have any photos or recipes of this year’s festivities (stay tuned…). So after days of thinking, I’ve decided to share […]

Photographing Three Generations

My mom, Sophie and I enjoyed a family photo shoot from my friend Ron with ZoomShots Photography. Ron is an amazing photographer whose photos range from family (like you’ll see below) to sporting events to San Diego nights. Ron did an amazing job capturing the outdoor beauty, the three of us just hanging out, enjoying […]

A Mother’s Day Ode to the “Bad” Mother

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With Mother’s Day upon us, I know there are many of us mothers who think our actions have probably precluded us from the “mother of the year” award. So here are a few reassurances for us “bad” mothers who’ve wondered time and time again if if we’re screwing up our kids for life. And yes, […]