Eating My Way Out of Cancer

I am afraid to die from cancer, and for years I've felt doomed to that fate. My father died from cancer at 46, my cousin at 37, my paternal grandfather, maternal grandmother, and nearly all of my parents' siblings have had some form of cancer.  We often hear of it as an epidemic.  It certainly … Continue reading Eating My Way Out of Cancer

Which Way Is Up?

We have a neighborhood library.  You know those utterly sweet ones that look like an oversized birdhouse?  We bring used books we no longer want and browse for gems to cycle through our shelves.  Ours is next to our neighborhood playground and pool and is painted like a little red barn. It's adorable. Even Tennyson … Continue reading Which Way Is Up?

38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

I woke up ridiculously early again today.  Just couldn't go back to sleep.  So I doodled around online, worked on some projects, took myself for a walk to see the sunrise, came home and painted a canvas.As I approached the house after my walk, I stopped and stared.  Inside held 4 people I love, a … Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

The Birthday Experience | Port Aransas For The Family | 36 weeks pregnant

I felt like a totally sucky mom. For both of Tennyson's birthdays I have had to work.  Sure, a 1 and 2 year old won't know you're working on their birthday -they don't even know what birthdays are- but as a mother, you do.  And it feels negligent and rude and kinda gross missing your … Continue reading The Birthday Experience | Port Aransas For The Family | 36 weeks pregnant