Hi friend!

My name is Theresa, and I am a twenty-something year old navigating a life filled with goodness and beauty within teaching, being a wife and mom, creating art, reading, writing, drinking coffee, and seeking truth. 

An Ode to Newborn Life

An Ode to Newborn Life

Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and herbal supplements galore.

Engorgement and towels and pumps and bottles and bags and breast-milk apocalypse. 

Little whiny howls at 2:35 a.m. 

Grumpy dads and snappy moms and squirmy babies with unseen gas bubbles. 

Delivered meals in tin foil pans and bottles of wine and fresh flowers.

Soapy, washed baby clothes hanging over the tub and stacks of diapers.

Musical chairs featuring the bouncy seat, Rock N' Play, and bassinet.

Blue baby eyes and squishy nose and teeny tiny hands.

Grey's Anatomy, The Great British Baking Show, Lost, and Manhunt: Unabomber. 

Nursing pillows and lots of swearing. 

Lots of calls and texts and Facebook messages. 

New Nanas and aunties and uncles. 

An insane amount of snapping photos because he will never be this little again.

Copious amounts of coffee brewed, and more leftovers, and a stuffed refrigerator. 

Lots of kisses and hugs and snuggles. 

New challenges, new routines. 

Less sleep, less leisure, less wiggle room.

More sacrifice, more selflessness, more giving. 

More joy, more love, more happiness, more completeness.

Our lives are better with you in it, Leo, and we love having you as our new person.

The Temple of Motherhood

The Temple of Motherhood

Leo's Birth Story

Leo's Birth Story