Category Archives: Mommy: just showing some baby love

What Autumn Means to Me…

by Annie Horcasitas My best friend’s name is Autumn, so this title could be interpreted several ways, but right now I am referring to the season.  You mean a lot to me too, Aut, if you’re reading this (which you SHOULD be, Supportive Best Friend!) but that will be a different post. In any event, […]

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Halloween Makes Me a SUPER Nice Mom

My child seems to confuse Easter with Halloween.  Pretty easy to do, right? What, with all of the black Easter baskets and and bloody cardboard cutouts of the Easter Bunny in the CVS Holiday aisle every Spring and all. Last year he wanted to be a bunny rabbit.  Thankfully, I didn’t end up needing to […]

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Fall at the Beach

Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the smell, the crisp air, the nostalgia. And the beach is by far my favorite locale.  I love the smell, the salty air, the nostalgia. Typically, Fall at the beach means rolled up jeans, long sleeves and a vest, while you stroll with the people you […]

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Apple Picking

We moved to NYC in August two years ago.  I immediately went to work planning as many weekend excursions into nature as possible. Some of these have now become tradition.  Apple picking being the main one in that category. Each Fall we have gone to the same place – Masker’s.  And each season we have […]

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Like Sands Through the Hourglass

Life is crazy.  It is busy.  It is stressful.  It is forever moving forward. It does not stop. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t need to remember to pause sometimes.  Not to smell the roses necessarily, but to listen more closely to the rambling story my 3-year-old is telling me.  To burn into my […]

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Unrequited Love

Alright, maybe I am being a *little* dramatic.  You tell me. (And please excuse the iphone photos.  Soon I will learn how to use my real camera. Very soon.  Promise.) Here is a very short version of our Valentine’s Day morning… I made pink, raspberry pancakes for the boys.  I made the letters of their […]

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The Heist

The scene… The crime… (The little Pajama Thief is already wearing his prison stripes.  Looks like he is ready to do time in Lion Lockup. hehehe) The (attempted) getaway… The apprehension… The retaliation… The effect…? None.

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Dear John Xavier,

My Xavi, my bugga, my littlest man, my love, As the second child, I often struggle with feeling that I am somehow not giving you everything that I gave to your older brother.  I wonder if you are getting enough attention, enough love, enough kisses…enough organic, homemade food.  I feel guilt about the fact that […]

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Worth A Thousand Words

Carlitos Eli’s first letter to Santa. (Written by his mama…VERBATIM) Then he put it into the Magic Santa Mailbox… And gazed at it with wonderment and excitement, knowing that Santa’s elves would come that night to take the letter to Santa. I guess this is what they mean when they talk about seeing life through […]

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Worth a Thousand Words

We had a lovely Thanksgiving with my in-laws.  I have already spoken about how thankful I am, so I could spend this post giving you a million details about what we ate, the boardgames, the drama, the love, the traveling…. But here is all you really need to see: Well, and this: And this: And […]

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