Posts tagged mom
On Being Her Mother...

photo by Sleepy Fox Photography

Motherhood is the sweetest and most all-consuming adventure I've even been on. There's something (okay, everything) about being someone's entire world that changes you so much... for the better. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a mother. A good mother. The best mother. Totally present and involved with every adventure, heartache and discovery.

My days lately are spent quietly, quaintly, with one eye permanently fixed on almost-four-year-old fingers grabbing things they probably shouldn't be or skinned knees that tell a story of park visits, ballet class and hikes to the creek. I wake each morning to a stream of sunlight filtering through our curtains and my first thought is always, "I wonder how she slept" followed closely by "I wonder how I can make her day memorable and exciting." That's what motherhood is, putting someone else before yourself, even in thought.

Our little Lorelai is so magical! She is sweet and strong willed, fiery and fluid, graceful and totally driven to make incredible leaps, get dirty and PLAY.  She is safe and proud in her own skin, has the craziest and silliest sense of humor and sees the world through such open, accepting and unbiased eyes. She is such an incredible gift from the cosmos, from the universe, from God to me. She is a gift to everyone and makes this world so much sweeter!

Mother's Day is this weekend and while breakfast in bed and extra snuggles mean the world to me, I am just so grateful for an occasion to turn inward and meditate on what it means to be her mommy. I am so very blessed.

A Dose of Pretty

Today I'm appearing on my good friend Sara's blog, A Dose of Pretty. When Sara approached me to participate in her "Mommies Behind the Blog" series I was flattered. A longtime fan of the feature, I've taken so much inspiration and reassurance from other creative mommas and their unique stories. Whats more, the post finally gave me an excuse to play dress up in a giant dreamy cotton field (be still my styling heart!) with Lorelai. It's such a blessing to capture Lo as she is during this fun and special age of three!

A huge thank you to Sara for having me on her truly beautiful site! To read about motherhood, life and the future of Chelsea & The City, please check out the interview here.

Holiday Gift Guide: For Mom

holiday-gift-guide-for-momMoms are the best, aren't they?! They work hard to love and support you all year and come Christmas time yours deserves something extra luxurious. A beautiful set of pajamas, a few quirky things for the home and a fun magazine to snuggle up with are the perfect remedy for an overworked momma.

  1. Liberty Pajama Set
  2. Mark & Graham Canvas and Leather Tote
  3. Rifle Paper Co. Fruit Cards
  4. Repetto Ballet Flats
  5. Breville Espresso Machine
  6. Barr-Co Hand Cream
  7. Hudson Boston Market List
  8. Darling Magazine
  9. The Lip Slip Balm
  10. J.Crew Long Cashmere Gloves
  11. Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Box
  12. Anthropologie Measuring Gaggle