November 30, 2017
PLAYLIST

november 30 playlist

november-playlist

01  Night Swimmers – Mura Masa Edit | Foals
02  Always | Favored Nations
03  Pacific Palisades | Lifelike
04  Telefono | Phoenix
05  Bambro Koyo Ganda | Bonobo, Innov Gnawa
06  My Friends | Kayex
07  Mona Lisa | Toro y Moi
08  Real Love | Wolf + Lamb
09  Your Love | Chad Valley
10  Far Away Place | Xinobi

November 27, 2017
BEBE

bryn’s little bob

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I wanted to let Bryn’s hair grow forever. It was never my intention to chop it all off just after her 2nd birthday, but little diva wouldn’t let me brush it anymore and those days of cute pigtails and ponies were over. She insisted on having it look like a straggly mullet, so I had no choice but to cut about three inches of what were once adorable, wispy blonde baby locks. Although, I feel like this little bob totally suits her.

November 20, 2017
BEBE BUNGALOW

kiddos

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November 16, 2017
BUNGALOW

the parker

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Because I am SO behind on sharing photos of our new home, I’ve decided to post a few shots of what our North Park apartment looked like just before we moved. Nothing special, just memories of a place that I will not miss ;) As soon as I get my life together, I’ll take you on a bungalow tour, promise.

November 13, 2017
BEBE

bryn turns 2

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Our sweet Bryn turned two on September 20. She’s always had a little personality, but now it’s loud and clear. Loving, hilarious, caring, independent, VERY opinionated. She’ll demand the attention of any room, yet she’ll brush the hair out of my face and ask, “what’s wrong?” when I’m not feeling well.

B has so many of Ryan’s traits and a few of mine, but she’s still such an individual. I wouldn’t say she’s exactly like either one of us and I can’t wait to see who she becomes this year. And next, as a big sister.

November 9, 2017
BEBE BUNGALOW MAMA

chill mama : ashlyn silva

The Chill Mama is an interview series featuring bold and beautiful mothers. Each month, I reach out to an amazing woman who loves her babies fiercely but also believes in the power of self care. I’m always interested in hearing her unique story and how she keeps her cool on a daily basis – because in all honesty, I need all the inspiration I can get ;)

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ashlyn silva interview

Ashlyn Silva, 26

Team Support Specialist, soon to be Stay at Home Momma, San Diego, CA

Mama to Jocelyn, 13 weeks old

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What does a typical day look like for you?

Typically, spend time with my baby girl. Our routine is she eats, plays, then sleeps. I try to stimulate her as much as possible. Then I’ll make dinner for my husband and I, and just enjoy each other’s company.

What does a dream day look like for you? Think unlimited time and $$$!

Wake up, go to breakfast somewhere amazing with my husband and daughter, take a walk by the bay, sit in the sun, no meltdowns, everyone is just content LOL.

How do you chill?

I would say taking my time and showering, or leisurely watching a show I like without interruptions.

What inspires you?

How hard my husband works and my daughter’s smile.

Describe your labor + delivery experience in a nutshell (if that’s even possible).

Not what I planned, but still absolutely perfect.

What would you say to your pre-mama self?

Don’t sweat the small stuff, start pumping from the very start, and TRUST your momma gut!

Besides your lovies, what’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My phone ;)

If you could hop on the next flight, where would you go? With or without the littles?

Hawaii with hubby and baby in tote.

What are you listening to these days?

Rebelution, best music ever!

What is the last book you read?

Guide to Childbirth by Ina May

And the last thing you ate?

Spaghetti squash w/ veggies and pasta sauce

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl!

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

If you could leave us with one bit of #momlife advice, what would it be?

Enjoy every minute, even the shitty ones. They will never be this small again.

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Thank you, Ashlyn! I loved, loved, loved photographing your beautiful family. You are such a natural mama (way more relaxed than I was with my newborn!) and your advice is totally what I needed to hear today. “Enjoy every minute, even the shitty ones. They will never be this small again.” 

Just a great reminder that someday (probably sooner than we think), this life that seems to revolve around our littles will change, and they’ll no longer need us in the same ways. As mamas, we have to remember to enjoy all the sweetness that comes with the chaos.

Check out other inspiring mamas on the blog.