Can I Still Raise My Kids if I Can’t Sing them Lullabies?

The first time it happened, my oldest was four months old. I sang to him the one nursery rhyme I could recall by memory: Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Because that’s what moms do. I’ve read it in books, seen it on TV,  and listened to more seasoned moms reflect on singing their now grown babies to sleep. I’m now a mom and this is what I should do. Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 21 – Officially Summer

Happy Monday! June’s ending and summer just officially started, how does that work?! Besides the upcoming Holiday (I know it’s next week), we have a big celebration this week: our youngest turns two.

How did that happen?! We’ll be celebrating with cupcakes and coffee. Cupcakes for the boys and coffee for me – it’s been an active few years. Besides their cute faces, amazing smiles, hugs and kisses, here are the other things making me smile… Continue reading

The Perfectly Imperfect Train Cake

On my children’s birthdays, I want them to have a smile that is unforgettable: wide, genuine, unbreakable. I want it to be there the moment he wakes up in the morning til he places his head on his pillow that night.

But the world doesn’t stop for our childrens’ birthdays. Making sure the wide smile lasts from sun up to sun down might require shortcuts. Sometimes hacks are needed to make sure the day exceeds (ok, at least meets) any expectations.

This year, my middle child’s third birthday fell the day after two back to back out of town work trips (not to mention that his birthday is a week after Thanksgiving. Sorry December babies. You totally get the short end of the stick). With no time to be a Super Mom, I was really close to throwing in the towel… Continue reading

Where This is Going…

Morning! I believe in the practice of self-awareness of my past and present state to create a better future state. Whatever it is in my life, a year goes by (like it has since I first posted this) and I pause to think about what I could have done differently, what I did well and how I could do it better. Unless this is your first time reading, you know I tend to overthink reflect on things.

I started (my) Rabbit Trails with the belief that:  Continue reading