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My First Mother’s Day May 12, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Mom,Mothers Day — Kelocity @ 7:42 am


My first mother’s day! What a special day for me. The first one I can celebrate with my daughter outside the womb. What an amazing year it has been.


Last year at this time, I was cradling my 9-month pregnant belly, dreaming of what it would be like to become a mother. Wondering if I’d be a mom to a son or a daughter. Hoping he/she would like me! I did everything I could to take care of my little baby while he/she was on the inside. Practicing those mom skills early.

And now, exactly a year later, I’m chasing an 11-month old baby girl around the house, amazed at how fast she is growing and learning. Adele is so easy to love. She makes my job a breeze.


Adele loves to babble ‘mama mama mama’ which makes me smile every time. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that someone loves and needs you so much. But more than being my baby, Adele is becoming my friend. She’s not even a year old yet, but I already see the roots of a lifetime-long friendship forming. I’m so excited to develop that bond over the years.

It’s so important that our kids (especially our girls) have positive role models in their lives. Self confidence is so important to the development of our children. I hope to foster that in my daughter. I hope she views me (and Irving) as people she can confide in and trust.

I’m excited that I can join the ranks of moms everywhere being celebrated this year. I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful strong mamas in my life to give me advice, encouragement and support. My mama-friends back home inspire me daily. And my LA-based mom group has become a force of nature (watch out, world!) Never underestimate the power of a mother. Happy Mother’s Day!



Happy Mother’s Day!

Filed under: Mothers Day — Kelocity @ 4:19 am

When I was in high school, we had a rule in our home. No one was allowed to call our house after 9:30pm (this was back when cell phones weren’t really a thing yet). It was the responsibility of my sisters and I to let our own friends know. I’m ┬ásure they all rolled their eyes at this ‘silly’ rule, and I’m also sure I probably did my fair share of complaining about it…. but truth is, I always liked that rule. I liked that I had a timeframe where I knew no one would be bothering me. I usually finished it up homework, read, or probably went to bed early. To this day, when 9:30p rolls around, my brain mentally shuts off. Now that I’m a mom, I understand that sometimes kids need boundaries and rules. My mom was always careful to make sure we had downtime and rest in our busy lives. It’s up to us to know what our kids need even if they don’t. Thanks mom, for showing me by example what being a great mother means. That one silly rule will stick with me for the rest of my life, and I’m so thankful for it.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Especially to Grandma and Granmmie because this is their first year celebrating as grandmothers! And to Nini and Great Grammie who celebrate for the first time as GREAT Grandmothers! A special day indeed! So lucky to have such wonderful women in our family.





Happy Mother’s Day, Ladies! We love and miss you and are so thankful to have you in our lives. I’m a better mom because of all of you! xoxo


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