Celebrating starting solids

Penelope is eating food now in addition to her usual boob feedings. So far she’s tried avocado (a big fan-- typical California baby), boiled cucumber (loves gumming down on it and it comes out as solid chunks in her diaper later), and rice cereal mixed with milk (smears it all over her face enroute to her mouth). She’s a good eater and grabs the spoon and guides it into her own mouth.

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I resolve to

Read more

This, this, and this are all on my list. I’m excited to read more from female writers and authors of color.

Buy less

Intrigued by this.

Make stuff

In the weeks leading up to the holidays, my talented coworkers have been bringing in crafts that they handmade to sell and share. I’m inspired to do something with my hands and create more!

Write more

Goes hand in hand with creating more and sharing more.

Walk more

I’ve been wanting to wake up earlier to be able to walk the 25 minutes to work each morning.

Be kinder

Always working on this.

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It's a start

It’s a new year, and time for new beginnings. I’ve always wanted a space to write, share, and document life’s little moments, so here we go. I’ll buy myself a nice margarita at the end of the year if this blog is still going by December!

Penelope is now 6 months old, and it’s been a big season of milestones for her. It feels like she learned to sit up on her own overnight, and David and I started the dreaded sleep training process (more on that later). We moved her over to her own room this past week-- David says it’s felt like a vacation to not have her in our room in the evenings (no more tiptoeing around and keeping the lights super dim after 8pm). It feels nice to have our own space back with all her things moved to her own space, but I admit that I miss having her so close by.

The day before we returned to work, we cleaned up our rooms for a fresh start.