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

et cetera.

breathe in. out.

time is flying faster than i can run.

mental to-do lists filed in my brain

i go through them over and over

hoping nothing is left undone

yet they grow.

there is never nothing that needs doing

and never enough hours in the day.

i need

a little grace

a little more time

a little more patience

with the little person that fills my days with

both unspeakable joy

and tears of frustration.

i chide myself

i need to

be more,

to be better,

to stop this,

and start that...

et cetera.

so seemingly impossible to

just accept myself.

to be gentle and kind

with my own heart,

and cut myself a bit of slack,

as i've wrote of

over and over.

so today

my to-do list is starting with


breathe, stretch, walk, think, write...

and forgive myself

for not meeting my own standards yesterday.

and lower the bar just a smidge today.

hug and kiss my little boy,

go outside with him to play

and let the dishes just stay in the sink

and the editing be unfinished

and the emails be unread

and the laundry be unfolded

for now.

they're not going anywhere.

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