I am empowering my son to know that the feminine force is valuable in all humans, not just in women. I want him to know he is deeply loved, I want him to share every feeling without apprehension, I want him to stand beside a woman and not in front of her, and above all I want him to always choose kindness. #timesup
Another trip around the sun and 4 months since marrying my best friend in Ireland. I’ve learned a lot this year; good, bad, beautiful, life altering lessons. I’ve learned that motherhood isn’t a perfectly filtered square on Instagram, it can be extremely isolating and trying at times. But I’ve also learned that the miraculous moments far outweigh the moments where I want to tear my hair out. I’ve learned that some relationships aren’t worth fighting for and taking the high road doesn’t always work out. I’ve learned that Friday’s are my favorite days because it means I get to spend two days with my guys. I’ve learned that people will change into the unrecognizable. I’ve learned that adventures are better than anything tangible. I’ve learned that there is still kindness in this world. I’ve learned that the notion of finding a ‘purpose’ is fleeting and being a decent human being is enough. And the most important thing I’ve taken away from this year is although I may feel that I am not making a difference behind these four walls, I am changing the world in little monumental ways by raising my tiny human; showing him what kindness and love looks like, how to walk alongside a woman and not in front of her, teaching him how to reduce the ecological footprint, and empowering him to be the change he wants to see in the world one day. #hbdtome
Oh little bear, you are pure sunshine. You are 1y1m now and full of unrelenting curiosity for the world. You make me laugh so hard that at times, I may pee a little... and that’s just a special gift you gave me 1y1m ago. I love that you’re not afraid of anything and our hope is to not project our fears onto you as you explore...although, it’s a hard NO on climbing the stairs without me, sorry my love. You see the soul of everyone you meet, not the body it’s housed in and I hope to never break that beautiful part of who you are; may we all continue to grow from your love.
The moment you realize you’re going to wear pants until he turns 18.
Totally normal reaction. 🤦🏻♀️
Nevertheless, she persisted. ✊🏼
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let him shine 💫
His arms are strong enough to hold every fear, every beautiful broken piece of me. This man doesn’t just make me feel complete, he completes me. I knew I loved him when ‘home’ went from being a place to being a person. Happy Birthday to the best father, the best friend and the only home I ever want to know. I love you.