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Time for a Bean Update!

I haven’t given an update on The Bean since I first introduced him, so I thought now would be a fun time to share! We’re coming up quick on The Bean’s second birthday, which feels impossible right now. How can he possibly have existed for only 2 years? It feels much longer than that. MaybeRead More


Approaching an Anniversary

Trigger Warning: This post gets pretty dark related to my past experience with the Camp Fire and fears/trauma associated with that. In my introductory post, I mentioned that my family and I lost our home to the Camp Fire last November. As the anniversary of this trauma approaches, I’m finding myself falling deeper into theRead More


Meet The Bean

I mentioned in my introductory post that I have a son. We call him The Bean. As of now, he is just shy of 18 months old. That means he’s just hit the point where he has enough of a brain to do some really awesome things, but not enough to keep from killing himselfRead More



An Introduction

On November 7, 2018, my 7 month old son first started crawling with intention. For the first time ever, he was able to cross a room of his own volition. On November 8, 2018, the town we lived in was enveloped in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Before the fire, IRead More