February is a big month in this house. two extremely beautiful souls made their entrance this month, ten + three years ago. every time february comes around i am flooded with the adrenaline and emotions of their births. february 10th, the night before finns birthday this year i laid in bed and read finns birth story. i was so moved by how perfect his entrance was a decade ago yet i was realizing how beautifully similar his was to tinsleys 7 years later. today we celebrate tinsley turning three and i am just a ball of emotions at how beautiful all of my children are and what incredible little humans they are growing up to be. happy birthday to my bookends, finn + tins. 👦🏼👶🏽
This boy of mine. you make me stumble, mumble and lose all train of thought when trying to express my love for you. there are just no words. my sweet little aquarius. my first born. ugh. how i love you more and more every day.
I have never done a new years resolution. and i’m not sure that this year is any different, except this year i made a vow to be the most authentic version of myself. a resolution? i dunno. but i do know that i wanted to follow through with things i truly believed in. create a household that has consistency and executes what we believe in. or me. what i believe in. || i want nothing more than for my children to know who i actually am. not just the mom going through the motions of life. but what i think about when they go to sleep. what i google on my downtime. things that matter to me. and why they matter. || just before january 1st our toothpaste was running low. no big deal, party of five here, that’s a lot of canines and molars to keep ‘monster’ free. i boogied over to the store and i grabbed crest whitening toothpaste, the usual. then i stood there and spent the next 20 minutes staring at toothpaste. literally. i saw tom’s and remembered using it, loving it and wondered why am i being so cheap. it’s an extra 3 bucks. welp, crest went back up on the shelf and @toms_of_maine came home. i felt pretty stinkin proud! not gonna lie, left it out on the counter instead of putting in the drawer like, you go girl! you’re animal friendly. flash forward to that evening, a shout from the bathroom, ‘mom where’s the toothpaste’ , ‘finn, it’s on the counter!’ i was stoked. i actually stopped what i was doing like yasssss this is my moment to go preach! i ended up sitting on the toilet while finn brushed. showing him the rabbit logo to show its cruelty free. he was stoked. he actually had so much of his own knowledge and perspectives and it became a really cool chat between me and my eldest but still so young boy of mine. it made me realize that this needed to flow through the rest of our home. we started walking around and saw that we are actually nailing it. our dish soap, our hair products, alllll were flashing a peppy bunny. we saw a couple cleaning products that were on a list of ‘tests on animals’ and i promised finn when they were gone i would replace with products we knew were not harmful to animals.