Intentional Living: Family Day in Seal Beach

 

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One of my favorite things about being a Californian is being so close to the coast. I’m not sure if it’s my island roots or my So-Cal upbringing, but a beautiful ocean view is like therapy for me! As a result, it has become a reoccurring theme throughout my marriage; What can I say, I have a great husband & he likes to keep me happy! 🙂 And now K has become a beach lover too! And so anytime of year, rain, overcast or shine, we love visiting the beach! There is just something about it that is calming, soothing & refreshing!  We enjoy walking the pier, drinking in the view and burning a bonfire (on summer nights)! Needless to say, we plan to indoctrinate Connor as well! Lol!

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Intentional Living: The power of Art

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You may have noticed, KK and I are “artsy- fartsy” folks! Lol! With my background as a dancer (growing up I did ballet, tap, liturgical, and modern dance) and Kk’s as an art student, we are fine art appreciators and we share a love of exploring local museums and art exhibits. For us art, no matter the language of the artist, can convey endless emotions, teleport, touch, and inspire. So this week, we took a quick trip to MOLAA (The Museum of Latin American Art) in Long Beach, Ca.

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MomLife: A farewell [love] letter to breastfeeding.

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After almost 17 months I am no longer a breastfeeding mom. Wow! I can’t believe I’m finally saying that! Weaning has been so bitter-sweet because our breastfeeding journey is something I have worn with such pride. It has been so [sweet &] amazing to be amongst the ranks of so many strong women that have risen “above the occasion” for their children. And it is one of the final steps [bitter] to accepting that Connor is becoming a little girl and not a little baby anymore😔. (although she will always be my baby!)

But it has also been something that I felt strongly about not doing (weaning) because of what people thought or how they perceive a breastfeeding toddler/ “extended breastfeeding”. Continue reading “MomLife: A farewell [love] letter to breastfeeding.”

Intentional Living: Lunch A La Fresca

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One of my favorite things about being a Southern Californian is the food! I know that’s totally a fat thing to say but it’s true! LOL! California (like New York) is known for its unique, fresh & multicultural cuisine and there is no shortage of that near me. At any given time I am probably less than 15 mins away from a Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, or Soul Food restaurant (to name a few!) And one of my new favorites is the Cuban inspired cuisine at Habana.

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Intentional Living: A Simple Park Day

It’s funny how life changes when you have a child and the things that you start to value once you are seeing the world through your little persons eyes. Parks are definitely one of those things! Over the past few months (since Connor learned to walk) it has become one of our favorite family pastimes and we find ourselves at some kind of park at least 2 or 3 times a week. It’s a simple way for us all to get some fresh air and for Connor to explore & run around (this is important when you are a SAHM to a toddler!) – lol! Continue reading “Intentional Living: A Simple Park Day”

Living A Life of Gratitude

Thanksgiving 2015 is here! And there are three things on many of our minds: Food, Football & ‘The Things we are most Thankful For’. So while you are waiting for Dinner and the game to get started, here are just of couple of thoughts of mine that might give you something to think about, today and the rest of the year…

Photo by Brittany Kelley, Oak Glen, CA

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