The Balancing Act

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”

When we first had Jude, we were committed to limiting his TV time. Then little by little, reality hit. I had given birth to a kid with an incredible amount of energy and a passion to follow after Mama’s every step. If I’m putting on blush, he wants a turn with the brush. If I’m cooking, he wants a turn to stir. If I’m vacuuming, he can also wants to vacuum with me. If I’m prepping a flat lay for a photoshoot, he also brings over something to lay on top of my clothes.

As much as I love incorporating Jude into my every day chores and work, there are times I simply need him to be occupied long enough for me to cook when Ken is working late or when I need to fold two loads of laundry. So I have since learned that just like people today are striving for work life balance, I’m also learning how to strive for mommy life balance. So far every session of Big Hero 6, we go out for an hour of fun. These photos capture both sides of Jude’s real life. The waiting game and the living life game. The real truth in a home that’s always rotating with people, events, and mama’s work.

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Sticks & Stones

“When you see someone putting on his BIG BOOTS, you can be pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen.” -Winnie the Pooh

It’s getting harder and harder to keep up with Jude. At 21 months old he’s literally zooming here and zooming there. I’ve found that the best way to let out his wiggles, is to spend a little time each day outdoor. As he’s gotten older, he’s become more and more fascinated with finding things to take back in his personal airplane luggage. If you haven’t seen his travel diary, the kid brings that luggage everywhere he goes. Today was an exception, I didn’t want him dragging his luggage through the dirt but sure enough the first thing he did when we walked towards the car was insist on putting his new treasures into the zip pouch. Even though Jude’s quite the runner, I love how he always turns back around to check to see if I’m coming to join him on his next adventure. With a finger pointing behind him, he gestures for me with a vigorous nod to follow. If I don’t, I get quite the pout. For as long as you’ve got me, Juju I’ll be right behind you.

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