Having a home has always been a dream of mine. A dream that pulled on my heart strings the more I watched “Fixer Upper” and scrolled through Pinterest’s “Home Decor” tab. For a while, it didn’t seem like a tangible/possible thing.
But what do I know?
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I am a brown woman, married to a peach (sometimes red) man. Raising an olive baby girl.
I am a brown woman teaching in an inner city classroom filled with 12 brown kids, 2 olive kids & 1 peach kid.
In all of my hours in the classroom, not one of those students have ever mentioned the color of skin.
Because it doesn’t matter.
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After moving & experiencing a lot of change, my family and I haven’t had much down time. New state, new job, new routines & new responsibilities have allowed minimal time for anything else. But this past holiday weekend finally allowed for some long overdue family fun. Our labor day weekend was spent with family, friends, football & fairs! It was an exciting, sunny & beautiful 3 days!
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This weekend we spent our first weekend away from Miami. A place we have called home for almost a year. The great city of Miami is full of such amazing experiences! We have had so many great memories including our last weekend in Miami! We got to do some more exploring!
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With a mermaid themed beach BBQ, we got to share in her special day with all of our favorite people! It was a beautiful day at the beach filled with fun, food and family.
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There are moments like this, when I look at Ellie and wish I can take midday naps or cry loudly when I don’t get my way. Sometimes I wish for a break from the everyday cycle of life. Yet, life is not like that. As you get older, you face various transitions. Transitions that can be minor or life changing, exciting or exhausting.
Transitions that can seem so overwhelming yet lead you to an amazing beginning.
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This past Sunday I got to celebrate my very first Mother’s Day as a Mom. All I could think was that it was so hard to believe that it has almost been a year since I’ve given birth to Eliora. Where did the time go? I no longer have a little baby girl. I have an almost walking, constantly eating, endlessly crawling, forever smiling daughter who has brought so much joy into my life. This phase of life has been such a huge adventure & I have learned so much as a new mother. Each day brings new lessons within motherhood, but here are a couple of thoughts that stuck with me.
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