The Meaning of Siblings: Week 19

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 19

The Meaning of Siblings - Week 19 I can't believe how much Sebastian has come into his own the last couple months. The Meaning of Siblings has been able to capture it, too. This week especially, I notice signs of the little boy he has grown into. He's funny and physical... and so in love with his big sister. These two are attached to the hip and it's only now they are beginning to realize how much they miss each other when apart. This week I recall thinking that Alina's jealousy towards her brother has begun to taper off. It had never been very bad - I feel so grateful for that - but did hit … [Read more...]

 

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 18

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 18

Week 18 - October 5th I love writing. I love this blog. I love connecting with like-minded parents and learning about their experiences. But I love these kids more... so much more. This week was the beginning of my almost month of checking out - virtually and in my real life. If friends needed me, they called me - otherwise, I didn't really want anything to do with anyone other than my kids and Daddy D. It was a long month of great opportunity and growth, but I was tired and ready to focus again on my life's reasons. Week 18 of The Meaning of Siblings starts with the most adorable picture … [Read more...]

 

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 17

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 17

Going through this week's worth of images for The Meaning of Siblings (which actually happened over a month ago) makes me realize why I was burnt out the last few weeks. Week 16 had me coming home from New York, and week 17 has me heading to Atlanta. Sure, it's been a blast traveling for all the great opportunities that come from this little blog. I totally appreciate it! But a mother's work is never done, and I'm happy to be staying put for a couple months to catch up on all my domestic duties. It seems that Alina has also decided to stay put - on her brother's back! He can't do much … [Read more...]

 

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 16

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 16

The meaning of siblings this week also includes the tail end of my trip to New York as a Top Latina Blogger with LATISM. Truly, this summer was unlike anything I expected it to be... I traveled more than I had in a long time. I loved connecting with my blogging friends and growing De Su Mama. But I missed my kids. This experience has really helped me temper my professional ambitions with my realities as a mother to two small kids. I want to be here with them, to savor every moment of their growth, and I want to do that as a happy mom - which means I won't stop writing. Some people run, some … [Read more...]

 

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 15

The Meaning of Siblings: Week 15

In a funk and overwhelmed, waking up at 2am to catch up on my 365 project has brought me more joy than a lot of other online stuff has lately. The Meaning of Siblings reminds me of why I started blogging - to write love letters to my children. These small tokens of love and advice speak as much to me as they do to my kids. I hope they one day learn from my mistakes and misgivings. Life is just one huge lesson learned anyway, isn't it? It feels like forever ago that I snapped Day 106, peaking around the corner to catch my two darlings snuggled close, reading their adventures. I love, love … [Read more...]

 

The Meaning of Siblings: Florida Vacation (week 14)

The Meaning of Siblings: Florida Vacation (week 14)

I loved our family vacation to the beaches of Southern Florida earlier this month. These two truly exemplified the meaning of siblings. I was also attending a conference, but it worked out great because my dad lives out there and he helped Daddy D occupy the kids. But, honestly, those two guys had it easy - my babies were awesome. They played together, took care of each other. They LOVE to travel. They also loved the beach. We swam a ton during our trip. My brown babies got browner, Alina's hair was so way curlier, and I was in heaven. I love the water. I feel so blessed. Once we got home, … [Read more...]

 

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