@alena_shannon you’re growing up too fast my love! Starting 7th grade in a few days... the years truly fly. I’m so proud of you my little one. Keep being the intelligent sweetheart that you are, as you chase and catch your dreams and goals. ⭐️”To live, would be an awfully big adventure.” —- Photo from a couple of weeks ago when we saw Peter Pan at the @chicagoshakes theatre! One of our summer traditions for last 5 years has been seeing a show at this theatre. If you have small children and are in the Chicago area, I highly recommend starting this tradition and getting your little ones interested in the art of theatre. 🎭
Last week I was in Minneapolis for a work trip... wanted to share a photo from the trip and say a quick hello! Hopefully in the next few weeks, my Instagramming and blogging rhythm will return to a steady norm that I’d spent years building up! 🖤
Earlier today at @alena_shannon ’s dance competition. — This child of mine is a gem. Alena is caring through and through. She is so full of kindness, patience and joy. I am so grateful that this sweet girl is the one I call my daughter. Alena is getting very close to her teen years and while we may have those mother/daughter moments where I’m drivin’ her crazy or she’s making me bonkers, our closeness through it all is something I value greatly. Parenting is difficult. Single mommin’ it even more so. But I want Alena to have a great life, so I put in the work to be the best mother I can be. I love my Alena more than words can express... and I’m overjoyed that she calls me “mommy.” 💐 Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!
🌊Missing the ocean views... especially since temps in Chicago went from 80s to 50s. Thank goodness this is just a temporary cold front and our warm weather will be back soon! Also coming back soon: over the next few weeks, I’ll be getting back into my style and self-care posts again. Speaking of style, my blog has a shop page. Visit alltheambience.com/boutique and you can shop many of my current favorite pieces for spring & summer (including some of the looks I wore in the Dominican)! 👙
There is something so calming about being near the ocean with palm trees close by. #takemeback 🌴🌝
C O C O N U T S 🥥 Shop my beach day look here: alltheambience.com/boutique/ 👙
On the catamaran! 🛥👙 Shop my bikini here: alltheambience.com/boutique/
👒🌴🕶 ...beach day essentials! Shop this hat on my profile’s featured stories. Check out “spring favorites”!