Solo

As I Drive up the mountain road I keep glancing at the back seat, I’m used to seeing my little one there but today she is at day care and I am taking the morning to do something I have not done since before she was born. Going on solo hikes was always an escape…

Just Beachy

It may seem odd to be sharing beach photos on the first week of October, but as any Southern Californian knows autumn is really summer part two! With all the National Forest closed due to wildlife danger, and the temps being too hot to spend much time outside the only option is to enjoy the…

On the San Juan

Sometimes you just need to get away, take your covid-test, pack extra food, water and hand sanitizer, and drive. After canceling our family trip to Illinois we decided to drive to see family in Utah instead. Needless to say this year has not gone as planned. We knew it was time for a break, and…

The New Normal

Thank you to all the first responders, medical worker, and service people who keep going to work. You keep the rest of us safe, healthy, and fed during this difficult time. I know that this is a very hard time for so many families, everyone has their own struggles, and no matter how much we…

Desert Season

Its that time of year again. When the temps drop to a bearable level the desert becomes our favorite playground again. Living in Southern California has its drawbacks, the traffic and crowds being two big ones. However, no matter how crazy the greater LA area gets you can always find a vacant stretch of desert…

Oak Glen

My favorite time of year is autumn.¬† Southern California may still feel like summer¬† but you can start to sense a bit of crispness in the air. The mornings are a bit cool and you may even be able to don a sweater before the sun fully comes out! To celebrate the fall equinox we…

Our Birth Story

Even before I knew I wanted to have children I loved to hear women’s birth stories. The journey to meeting that little being who was inside you for 9 months is so amazing. Now I am able to share my own story. On Thursday at around 230 am I woke up feeling a little crampy,…