Project 52: My Town- Through Her Eyes

I posted this picture on Instagram this morning. Sometimes on our morning walks, as the soft light breaks through the trees, I try to imagine our town through MY daughters eyes. I try to imagine, what does she see? Lots of doggies roaming the streets, doggies without collars or leashes, or owners • puddles of rain waterRead more

Dear Mija {12 months}: Birthday Celebrations in Two Countries and My Three Words For You

If your new here, these are series of letters I started writing to my daughter before she was born. This was the first one, and this is one her Daddy wrote her. I wrote about her birth story here  and I seem to write a lot about raising a bilingual and bicultural daughter and hardestRead more

Doing Laundry at Night and Living with Tension

Most evenings before heading up to bed, I start a load of laundry. The water fills the basin; I toss in half a cup of liquid soap. I dump in the pile of dirty clothes and washcloths and towels that sit in the basket. Why are there always so many dirty washcloths? I close the lid, turn offRead more

Dear Mija: {10 months}: The Questions I Ask Myself

    If you’re new here I have been writing letters to my daughter each month titled, Dear Mija. It all started with this letter I wrote over a year ago on Spanglish Baby’s site.   Dear Mija, People often ask me how old you are and I keep wanting to say, oh, she’s 10 months. ButRead more

Dear Mija {9 months}: The Hardest Thing Parents Have To Do

Dear Mija- You’re 9 months old. You love giving slobbery open mouth kisses and big smiles showcasing your two front teeth. You like grabbing zippers and pulling necklaces and turning the lights on and off. You’ve got peek-a-boo mastered, your favorite foods are black beans and apples and you can babble dah, dah, dah allRead more

Project 52: My Town – The Pila and The One Thing in Guatemala that Drives Me Crazy

I posted this picture yesterday as part of my year long photo project to document my town. It’s a small way for me to practice noticing, appreciating and being thankful for where I live.  . . . Now, if f you live in Guatemala or have visited than you probably have seen these public washingRead more