"Hi! I'm Anna, mom to Luke and Sam in Northern California. I try to highlight the humor and wisdom in my days raising these two boys. Luke is 5 and Sam is almost 1, so there is plenty of both in my days. There's also plenty of other things,…"
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I am mother to two boys, 4 1/2 years apart. Luke is 5 and Sam is almost 1. Our family lives in Sonoma County CA, about half an hour north of San Francisco. We fill our days with bike rides, beach days, hikes in the woods, and quiet time at home with the windows open. The years seem to pass by at week-speed since I began this journey in parenting. I write to savor this very brief time while my boys are little. I hope to highlight how much there is to savor, even in the midst of the piles of dishes, mounds of laundry, and my list of to-do's I'll probably never get around to doing. When I feel trapped in the trenches of the long, arduous, and grueling patience test that is this job of "Mom," writing about it helps me keep things in perspective.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I blog about slice-of-life stuff. I want to remember all the little snapshots of moments from the chaos of raising kids, the things I'd forget without my blog. I try to capture all the whimsical wisdom in what kids say and do. I also blog about crafts and "parent hacks" I've learned from others or stumbled on myself these past 5 years. There is something so uniting and universal about this title, "Mom." I blog to share my story and also to find stories—stories from other moms perhaps a bit like me or maybe offering a completely different take on motherhood in their blog.
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