Motherhood has changed me in small mundane ways – I am more efficient at work, and of course in much larger ways. I think all mothers have a different view of themselves in the world. It is not better or worse, mothers just have a distinct relationship to the world around them where there is something outside of themselves that is of the highest importance.
We live in Hancock Park in Los Angeles, which is right in the center of the city. Every weekend, I take the kids to breakfast at Sycmore Kitchen. It has delicious food and a large patio filled with other kids and dogs so there is plenty for them to look at and you don’t feel too bad if they make a mess. I love taking my kids to the LACMA and the La Brea Tar Pits next door. It is a fun place for them to run around and have some space while seeing a few interesting things. Otherwise, I try to keep the weekends very simple – we hang out in our back yard and paint, go for a walk around the neighborhood with my son on his scooter and get pizza from Larchmont Village Pizzeria. We also try to go away fairly often on the weekends to get the kids out of the city. The nice thing about Los Angeles is that it is so easy to get away – we go to the beach, to the desert and have taken the kids camping up in the mountains as well.
Bedtime Story: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Lullaby: Somewhere over the Rainbow – not really a lullaby but my son loves it.
Vacation Spot: Ketchum, Idaho – I just came back from a week there with the kids and it was amazing for them. Every thing we did, my children begged to do again – wading in the river, taking the gondola up the mountain, hiking around. It was so nice to see them spending the whole day outside.
Restaurant: Sycamore Kitchen
Children’s Brand: Makie but only rarely as it is expensive…
I knew so little! I had not spent that much time around children before I had my own. Maybe that is nice because I wasn’t so nervous or anxious. I wish had known more about toddlers though! Learning how to help my children through the ups and downs of being a toddler is where I think the real challenge is.
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