Mothers Day 2013

Is there more of an appropriate day to get back to updating a baby blog than on Mothers Day? I think not. As usual life is busy, crazy crazy busy which if you’ve read  this blog at any point than you know this is common in our world. This year mothers day was the best BTW. 

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Yet, for the first time my lack of updates have not been from some crazy crisis, or huge family shift, or anything of the dramatic sort …quite the opposite. My lack of updates have come from the wonderful, sweet, amazing place of us being out living life and everything going oh so well that it’s hard to stop and take a moment from the happiness. 

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Life is good these days guys, like really really good. Don’t get me wrong there’s still the three year old tantrums (terrible two ain’t got nothing on three) there’s still the bad day and for sure the common bad hair days around here. But, spring has brought in so much positive energy and just so much damn love. 

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A few months back with a overwhelming heavy tour schedule coming my way for 2013 I made one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I built out a small room in our big loft and traded it with a live in nanny for her services. While I was nervous to lose our privacy and have to deal with another co living situation it ended up being a great move. Our new roomie went to school for child development and has fit right into the family. I can tell G is feeling so much more secure having two people in the house caring for her and my travels are that much more easy for me knowing she’s being cared for well while also keeping her normal consistent schedule. 

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My work is doing great also. I’m in a really incredible sweet spot in my career right now that has me thankful everyday for the work I get to do and the people I get to do it with. 

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The film wrapped taping about 5 months ago and I was able to see the first cut of it! It was equal part scary and fun watching myself on the big screen. It won’t be released for sometime but it was just submitted to it’s first film festival and it feels good for that chapter to be closing with the feeling of the next leg of that adventure beginning. Even though I’m not part of the actual creating of it, besides being video taped, it feels like I’ve had an artistic project of my own wrap up and come together, very satisfying.  

But the biggest thing I think that’s having such an effect on us day to day is the community we live in. The nice weather has not only brought everyone out of their homes and made for some great playdates both for the kids and the adults. But more than that I’m so thankful for all the amazing people now either new to our life or that had our previous relationship strengthened after Hurricane Sandy. I love walking down the streets of Red Hook, running into friends. I love the community events that we now go to and will know 3/4 of the room walking in the door. So many plays, fundraisers, and get togethers happening lately. It feels good to be social and it feels great to be opening G up to so many people and cultural experiences. I feel such a sense of pride, connection, and family within this community that I haven’t felt since I was in Marching band in high school 15 years ago. To feel part of something is one of the best feelings in the world. And I’m SO SO SO thankful to have G being part of this diverse, socially aware, artistic, and passionate community. It’s good after so many years of struggle between my rough childhood right up to my rough separation to finally feel at home and at a real peace. 

There are so many moments of just slowing down, taking a deep breath, and feeling the love. I’m so thankful. 

 Also, this little bean turned three a few months ago! She’s growing up before my eyes so quickly I don’t even know what to do with myself. I went from having a baby to having a full fledged little girl and let me tell you….I think it’s pretty awesome! 

Her new favorite things are ballet and pretty much anything dance at all. I’ve started the pre-K search being there’s so many options in this city. The process for picking and getting your child into an NYC elementary school is the same that most parents go through for their kids college applications. It’s so complicated! But I’m excited to start that search (and loose the daycare bill next year!)

So there you have it, life is oh so sweet these days. It’s been an adjustment to a calm and happy life but I think I could get use to this, these feelings…..and I think G agrees. 

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