Yesterday we lost our beloved Nanny. 96 years young. She was a legend. Strong, stubborn and ALWAYS the life of the party. Although we can’t imagine life without her, we know that she’s finally at peace. She is now in heaven with my Mom and Grandpa, both of whom she has mourned for so long. Her legacy will live on with us forever. 💕🙏🏻💪🏻
A lot has been happening in the past few weeks. Last week we welcomed Molly Bernadette Salmon into our family.
Our house was just not the same without a four-legged member of the family. She is a precious little love bug who will not be little for long! Her mom was 137 lbs and her dad was 152 lbs.And did I mention that she will only sleep in our bed? 😉
Disclaimer: Some of you may comment that you don’t come here to hear about my political views. For the record, this post is not about not my views on Politics, it is about my views on Basic Human Rights.
For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you are aware that I participated in the Woman’s March on Washington. I can’t remember a day when I felt more energized and empowered by the people around me. I didn’t march because I am upset that “my candidate” didn’t win. I marched for the basic human rights of my fellow Americans, including the ones who don’t think they need it. I marched for a society free of hatred and sexism, where women are paid the same as their male counterparts and their ability to perform is not judged by their physical appearance. I marched for a world where scientific evidence and facts are used to support the right to clean air and water for my children and grandchildren. I marched for a country filled with strong men and boys who know it’s NOT okay to inappropriately touch women and girls at their disposal. I marched for an America free of racism and cruelty, where the many children of immigrants can sleep at night knowing that their families will not be separated. And I marched for our children’s education, so that every child has the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential despite their economic climate. This is why I March. I and I will continue to March.
As mothers we learn from our mistakes, right? I am a repeat offender of waiting too long to get my kids’ Halloween costumes and having to pull something together at the last minute. It’s super stressful. I know it sounds crazy, but if you have not hit the “checkout” button by Oct 1, in most cases you are screwed. This is not my first Halloween rodeo. With almost a dozen Halloweens under my belt, I am finally learning my lesson. Costumes are purchased and on their way! I suggest you do the same before all of the good ones are gone. 😉 Here are a few of my faves.