Dec 12, 2018

Three Weeks Into Change

It has been just about three weeks since we made the decision to change Ava's school. After having her at the same school since she started daycare in January 2018, it was not an easy decision. Often times, it is difficult to make a decision that will take you out of your comfort zone. However, I realize that something exciting is usually on the other side of that difficult decision you must make. After constant turnover at Ava's last school and an inconsistent approach to the curriculum, my husband and I started discussing making the change in early September. With each passing week, we would come up with reasons why we weren't ready, which weren't legitimate. Then we sat down one night and decided there would not be a 'perfect' time to move and that if I could at least give our required two weeks' notice, that would help start the process. That is exactly what I did! We gave two weeks' notice just days before Ava started walking. Our goal was to have her walking before she started the new school so that she can be in a class with peers just like her - toddlers. After making the change, Ava is thriving. She is more independent than ever. She loves going to school again and it is pretty hard to convince her to leave when we pick her up in the evening. It usually involves us trying to negotiate with an almost 15 month old that it is time to go home. If that isn't a sign we made the best decision, I don't know what is. 

I share this story to say trust your instincts as parents. They have not steered me wrong as of yet. Once we made the decision, everything fell into place the way it should. I am more excited than ever to see what the next few weeks will bring in terms of her development. 


Nov 7, 2018

A Year Has Passed & Life Has Changed

As I am writing this, I can hardly believe it has been a little over a year since I posted in this space. So much has changed in my life since I last posted. Not only am I a mother to a toddler, I am managing a career change that I am 8 months into as of this point. I seriously could not have imagined being at this incredible place in my life. I always knew it would happen and that the stars would align for me to live the life I always imagined. It was definitely not without some sacrifices but those sacrifices made this journey so much more rewarding. I wanted to share a few photos with you from the last few months and encourage you in these last moments of 2018 to live your best life.

Some notable highlights from the past few months: *Ava, Rico and I visiting DC to see my family as an early birthday celebration for Ava as she was born 2 days before my sister's birthday *My best friend visiting from New Orleans for my 32nd birthday *Ava turning 1 and Mommy turning 32 *Deciding to cut about 4 inches of my hair randomly