• when rafa was born: a birth story in motion.

    when rafa was born: a birth story in motion.

    Sun comes over mountains and valleys turn to gold. Forests shed their winter and birds sing songs of hope. Lovely, when you’re right here beside me. Love restoring – oh, you make spring awaken my soul, I can hear the earth sing out. Rhythm of our hearts beat loud. Part of something so wild, untameable. Magic in the… Read more

  • when rafa was born: a birth story in stills.

    when rafa was born: a birth story in stills.

    Almost 7 weeks with our tiniest love. Revisiting the day that Rafa was born with these gems of our family and birth team (the same one that we used when Nia was born!) by Angie Klaus. Aside from meeting Rafa for the first time on the outside, one of the most special parts of this… Read more

  • noe turns six.

    noe turns six.

    “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen” Winnie the Pooh Noe’s fifth year is in the books. This year was filled with more versatility, adaptability, patience and gratitude. Filled with high tea sipping in London, a running entrance to platform 9 3/4, sand castle building on empty beaches… Read more

  • on thanksgiving.

    on thanksgiving.

    To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; to rest at noon and meditate love’s ecstasy; to return home at eventide with gratitude; and then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.” -Kahlil Gibran A year ago, my… Read more

  • pieces of grandmother that I carry with me.

    pieces of grandmother that I carry with me.

    A year has passed since I lost my last grandparent. My father’s parents died when he was very young so I never had the chance to meet them, and my mother’s father died when I was in a freshman in high school, so my grandma was my only grandparent for almost two decades. She was… Read more

  • a bittersweet birthday.

    a bittersweet birthday.

    On this day ninety-five years ago my grandmother was born in the old Reading Hospital in PA. Just last year, I heard her recount the story of that day, how her mother (my great-grandmother) had a Christmas chicken she planned to prepare, but she ended up heading in to the hospital on Christmas Day instead.… Read more