raising extraordinary humans

Raising Extraordinary Humans

With Roman in first grade this year, we’re coming across more and more important “real-life” issues. Topics like bullying, differences, friendship, and fear come up on a regular basis. Last year, when he was in kindergarten, we came across some of these things, but this year it seems that he and his classmates are going…

2020: A Year to Flourish

flourish [ flur · ish] verb definition: to be in a vigorous state; thrive. to be in one’s prime; be at the height of fame, excellence, influence, etc. synonyms: bloom, blossom, boom, develop, do well, expand, multiply, succeed, thrive, arrive, flower, increase, score, be on top, bear fruit, get ahead, hit it big, live high…

livelovesimple.com // Christmas 2019

A Season of Opening…

I’ve sat down countless times to write this post. Not necessarily this post, with these pictures, but the post about this season in my life, about the last year–the transition, the unfolding, the opening. There is something that happens when you experience loss on a large scale, when you lose everything and re-start from the…

First Grade // livelovesimple.com

Roman Starts 1st Grade

Roman started 1st grade a few weeks ago. This, like many of the milestones of his childhood, was bittersweet for me. I was reading through old blog posts the other day and I stumbled upon this one that I wrote when Roman was 3-weeks-old. In the post I was sharing about how emotional I was.…