This post is sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning. I received financial compensation from NCFL for my participation as a Family Trails blogger. Opinions and experiences expressed on this post are my own. Forging Trails And Building Family Legacy Alina was just over a year old when I started this blog. De Su Mama, which means from your mother, was founded on love letters to my daughter and hoped
Today is Nevada Day, did you know? Today, this state in which we’ve lived for almost ten years turns 150 years old. As a state holiday, the kids have the day off from school. My bank is closed. All so the citizens of Nevada acknowledge it’s legacy and history. In July of 2005, I drove my car into the valley and the thermometer read 115 degrees. I didn’t have much,
This week I left the kids with a sitter, D met me at the vet, and we said good bye to the very first baby girl we had as a couple. Almost 11 years ago, I picked Lola as my own. But before I did, I consulted the guy I had just started dating. It had only been a few months, but I felt like he should know: I was
In building our family legacy, there are a couple people Daddy D and I miss every single day. We wish the kids could know them. We wish we could lean on their love. And we wish, truly wish, the world got just a little bit more of their greatness. One of those people is my late father-in-law, our family’s favorite and most celebrated American Veteran. Veteran’s Day is coming up,
I have some major catching up to do on The Meaning of Siblings. Though I haven’t posted, I have been taking my daily shots for the #365siblings project. Photography wise, the disdain I feel for indoor photos continues to grow. I have finally budgeted for a new lens, but am debating between a zoom or upgrading my 50 to a 1.4. I could really use the additional light. Or both?
Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful day with your family, creating and celebrating your legacies of holiday traditions. For our family, mostly Daddy D and I, the coming of Spring and Easter was forever changed last year. As I got ready to leave my baby girl overnight for the first time in her life, just a few days before Easter, I knew her life would