Myriad and Sundry is about the little things, the mundane, the small moments as well as the big. I’m trying to capture it all.
This is me, Hilary. I am a young mom, learning as I go. I’m not afraid to say things are hard, or that I’m not supermom. I’m a full-time working mother, and balancing my life with family and work and logging it all consumes most of my time. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I do not do the cooking. There, I said it.
This is my husband, Brian, who keeps me sane and laughs at me when I am taking pictures of every. single. step. of cheesemaking or digging holes. He’s the one that doesn’t take life too seriously and enjoys every moment. I strive to be more like him.
We have a son, Jameson, who was a petite little baby always trying for the next big thing before he can do it on his own. He has since become an average sized toddler who continues to try and do everything himself and to be daddy’s helper. He’s developed a little bit of a class clown personality and a sweet fondness for his “guys” including his teddy bears and blankets.
In March of this year we welcomed a second bundle of trouble into our home: Coraline Genevieve, and Jameson became a big brother. She is an average sized baby with chubby cheeks. She knows what she wants (mommy — no bottle by choice, no pacifier) and has a set of lungs to help her get it.
And here is our 10 year old dog, Sasha, who reminds me daily that in the end, life is all about the people you love. Sasha doesn’t realize exactly how big she is. She thinks she is a 140 pound lap dog. She’s taken to having two children in the house in stride; avoid them then go in for the lick when they’re not looking.
In the span of a year, Brian and I were married, moved and had a baby. In the midst of this chaos, I write. I hope you’ll join our journey: commiserate in the sad, share happiness in the joy, and maybe just a nod of acknowledgement in the everyday of life.