I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

a thing of beauty


I love orchids. Manny remembered and got me one for Mother's Day. Today the last bloom fell off, already. I loved it while it lasted though.

Seth has been teething worse than ever before, and is perfecting the art of the tantrum. I think the "terrible twos" have come nine months early... because today can really only be described as terrible. Sorry for being so negative, but I'm just being honest here. I feel so guilty because I definitely lost my patience a few times. I try so hard to be even-keeled and gentle even when Seth is being difficult, but the lack of sleep and lack of time to myself gets the better of me, all too often lately. I feel so alone and in desperate need of a recharge. I feel like a bad mom because I lost my cool, because I want to respond to everything, no matter what, calmly and with love. But I know I need to be easier on myself. Everyone has bad days, and of course no one is perfect. Motherhood is hard. It is the most amazing thing I have ever done in my life, by far, but no one promised it would be easy.

(So I may be blogging a little less in the coming days. I need to find my inspiration again, life has been kind of sucking the life out me lately and I have nothing to give right now. I am praying for some uninterrupted time to myself to work through some of what is tripping me up.)

Sweet DreamerI love this boy, more than I ever would have dreamed possible. He is my joy : )

Balance in daily life- some observations.