Time to give thanks. What life-changing advice have you learned from your mom or parental figure?
My mom and dad lead by example—they don’t have to say much, yet I learn from them the most in life. The biggest thing I’ve learned from them parenting-wise is how to support others unconditionally…they’ve always trusted me (through all the phases and chapters) and let me be me even when I didn’t know what that meant. They let me learn life lessons by experiencing things myself, and when I asked for advice/help/guidance, it was readily available. It is one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given.
What is your favorite creative project as a mom? Are there any fun rituals you and your littles do together?
I love to photograph my boy—there’s something special about applying my love of photography to documenting my child growing up! Our rituals now include morning cuddles as the sunrise fills the bedroom in golden light, watching the trash truck pick up everyone’s bins on Mondays, and playing hide-and-seek!
It takes a damn village. What do you do to reset? Any rituals you’ve picked up that have been particularly helpful?
A reset, for me, can look different by the day. Oftentimes, it’s alone time. I recharge in solitude, for sure. I love to go out and swap out some of my clothes, take a walk with my headphones on, or just go for a drive. It’s usually something really simple and quiet.