Weekend Thoughts

How quickly weekend flies by.  The girls and I had a busy weekend of wedding and cupcakes.  On Saturday we drove into Boston for my cousin's wedding.  I love weddings....I cry at every wedding.  It is such a happy occasion and the idea of two people making that commitment to spend the rest of their lives together pulls at my heartstrings.  We, by that I mean, I wanted to have all three of us dress up in our suits and take over the dance floor.  

How adorable are they with their little velvet tuxedo jackets and bow ties?? After the wedding, we met up with friends and walked around Newbury Street.  They had their very first George Town cupcakes.  We got home late at night and both of the girls went to bed within two minutes of getting home.  As I was laying in bed last night, I thought a lot about our lives.  I guess before I had kids, I was never really been the type of person to LOVE children.  I mean I like them but I guess I never really thought about being a mom or wanting to be a mom.  

Then these little people came along and they changed my life.  I know it is cliche but for me, motherhood has made my life more....meaningful.  All of a sudden, here they are...the next generation of human beings and that is what they are...individuals with their own thoughts and needs and ideas.  

For me, parenthood is not just about simply raising these children with love and support but also making sure that these little people would someday become the people who care and attribute something good to this society and earth.  Of course there are many challenging days.  There are days when I am literally reduced to tears from feeling overwhelmed.  I am constantly asking myself if I am saying the right things or doing the right things?  Am I supporting them enough?  Am I also firm enough so they don't get spoiled?  In the midst of temper tantrums and melt downs...

there are moments when they show you how brilliant and strong they really are.

Motherhood is hard and it really does takes a village to raise good people.  As I walked around the house on this gloomy Sunday, I felt so thankful for my village.  


I felt inspired by strong women before me.

The women who took the time to raise me and shape me into the person I am today.

Thank you.



  1. Awwww, lovely post Victoria! I too was a single mom to 3 boys, working full time and it was hard at times but the good definitely outweighed the bad a million times over:) Enjoy this time because it does go by so quickly, you are a wonderful mom and are giving them such a magical childhood! They're lucky little girlies and you are a lucky mama to have them:)

  2. Beautiful post, Victoria. From the things I've read on your blog over the years, I'd say your little girls are lucky to have you as a mom. You offer them support and a creative life style. I'm not a mom myself, but I was a teacher of young children for 30+ years. I know how much energy and patience it takes to be the thoughtful adult that children need in their lives.

  3. Victoria,
    You are truly a great mom and those girls are not only adorable but so open minded like their mom. With giving them love and a open magical childhood they will soar. Love this post today.

  4. Such a beautiful post, Victoria. I too look to those women in my life ~ they never fail to give me strength and joy.

  5. Victoria this post melted my heart, I feel all your love for your daughters and sometimes it takes a village.
    My son passed and suddenly I was swept into parenting my Grands and you know what? Whatever your age, no matter the circumstance children truly are our future and your girls are headed into happiness and creative expression. I could write much more but my Grand Gabrielle is spending a few days with us and it's time to go out and play in the joys you reach when you grab a hold of them. Yes just like the golden ring on the carousel meri-go-round.
    Love it you my sweet friend.

  6. Being a mom and a parent is hard, but so worth it most of the time! I love that you love your girls so much-it is a joy to see!

  7. What a beautiful and inspiring post. I actually teared up a little bit. :) I don't have children of my own but my sister and her husband and baby are living with me and I feel like my life is so wrapped up in my niece and each special thing she does each day. I knew what love was before she came along but it's as if something inside me has expanded and the way I look at the world has changed. Anyway, your post resonated with me. Your family is so lovely and I adore these little glimpses into your world!
    Jennelise xo

  8. Your most precious art you have ever created is those sweet baby dolls that stand beside you and look up to you.

    A beautiful week ahead of you Victoria.


  9. I can really relate to everything you are feeling.....I have twin girls who just started college this year. One is in Danbury, CT and the other in Boston. I am so proud of the young women they have become and I know that whatever they do they will make the world a better place for it. I feel so lucky to have been a part of that...
    I love your blog and all its facets. So happy to have discovered you Victoria!

  10. Just beautiful!!!! Being a mom is crazy hard AND crazy wonderful!!!! If you ever doubt yourself, that means you are an awesome mom!!!!