Posted by Sara

Jazz hands!

Once upon a time I was a dancer. I spent up to twenty hours a week at a small studio taking ballet classes and teaching small children how to pliĆ©. It was a part of me, and truly something I loved to do. But somewhere in between filling out college applications, figuring out student loans … Continue reading

the corners of my mind

I sit and i read other peoples stories. Their words, their lives. and I think I know them or relate to them, but sometimes i realize that I really only know the piece of them that they share with the internet and it might even be taking away from me really living my life. Telling … Continue reading

Summer breeze makes me feel fine

This weekend was one for the memory books. A rare combination of perfectly sunny days and low humidity allowed me to scratch my itch to get out around the city. Parks, pools and beaches; the return of old friends. The days were gloriously long and reminded me what summer is all about. Continue reading

Internal struggle

I can get swallowed up by alternatives. The grass is greener syndrome of always wanting what you don’t have. How do you differentiate day dreams vs real life “let’s make this happen” dreams? Does the fantasy ever live up to the reality? Continue reading

Notes from a Holiday Weekend

Our Fourth of July weekend was pretty special. Wednesday night we put Sebastian in his jammies and let him slumber while we drove up the coast of Lake Michigan to a family cabin in Door County. Jason’s parents were there waiting for us, and my parents arrived the next afternoon. For the next few days, … Continue reading

Dear Baz // 10 months

Dear Baz // 10 months

Dear Sebastian, On Sunday you turned 10 months old. I know it’s been a few months since I’ve written you a letter and man have those months have been a blur. In April we took you on your first plane ride and you handled it wonderfully. I was anxious about traveling with an infant for … Continue reading

seeing light

Outside the world seems to be going to shit (my thoughts are with Boston and Texas, and anyone affected by the flooding here in IL). It’s been a good week on our little homestead. I needed a good week. On Monday night Sebastian slept from around 8 pm to just after 6 am. It was … Continue reading

Dear Baz // 7 months

  Dear Sebastian, I keep hearing stories from parents with newborns who sleep through the night – even as early as one month old. This concept is completely foreign to me since the longest you’ve ever slept is probably 6 hours straight. On a good night you’re asleep by 8, up for a quick nosh … Continue reading

In sickness

After a fairly routine afternoon walk I drank a cup of water. My stomach instantly unsettled and felt as though the water was a pile of stones sitting firmly in my belly. Solid and heavy. I fought the idea of getting sick for several hours, but after the baby went to bed the thought and sight of food suddenly pushed me over the edge and I clung to the porcelain throne on and off for the rest of the night. Continue reading

Dear Baz // 6 Months

Dear Sebastian, As i write this you are napping (finally) in your stroller parked in our kitchen, after we took a nice long walk in the frosty chicago weather. generally speaking, you are not a good napper, but this ones creeping up over the 1 hour point so things are looking up. this morning was … Continue reading