by Kristen DeLap

Aliums are some of my favorite spring bloomers. Watching them emerge is always so fascinating.

And even Isaac knows not to touch. "Mama, dese are berry delicat."



Who you really are.

by Kristen DeLap

Nayyirah Waheed, who is my new favorite poet, posted to Instagram a quote from Yrsa Daley Ward: "when you learn something wonderful about yourself and wonder what else you've been hiding." 

That resonated with me, as I'm at a place in my life where it is time to, and I am really able to, step up. I'm learning I can do this working yet engaged mom, equal yet adoring partner, dedicated yet balanced professional. And when you impress yourself, you have to celebrate that. 

Here's to finding and impressing myself in my 34th year.  



Woman before

by Kristen DeLap

 Quote from Motherly newsletter.  

Quote from Motherly newsletter.  

This is a reminder, while I try to find the body of the woman before, the energy level of the woman before, the diverse interests of the woman before, that I have to remember my life is richer now. I'm also a better person now; more empathetic, more patient, more driven.  

So to all you other mothers out there, this is a reminder too. Celebrate your now.  


May Day

by Kristen DeLap

Today we celebrate May Day, for the workers, and less globally, the beginning of my birthday month.