Annabel is big now. Not big like teenager big, not big like first day of school big, but big in a way that is precious and sweet and alarming all at the same time.
Big, like it's the beginning of something new. Big in a way that gives me glimpses of who she will be when she's all grown.
I am so proud of her and my heart is just swollen with so much muchness.
I love getting to know her. I love seeing her grow into the person that I have been so carefully cultivating for the last 10 years. I love seeing her become her own person. Taking my guidance and her dad's guidance and then doing her own damn thing. And so far, her own thing is fucking awesome!
I wrote more about it on Portland Mom's Blog. Check it out.
I'm Molly. I'm all in for parenting. I'm all in for good food. All in for big and small outdoor adventures. And really only partly in for homemaking. I want a Martha Stewart home and meal, but the truth is, we mamas just can't do it all. Not really. This shit is tricky!
This is a collection of musings and missives about parenting like you mean it. I mean really mean it. About how you can pull off a really mostly decent meal, keep your house kinda clean, do some of your laundry, and also even remember to usually feed your pets. But mostly about how being a mama is hard and we can totally rock it, but maybe that dream of perfection has got to give a little.