emhouck Lonely park bench with a great view. My most missed "front yard" ever... | Brooklyn, NY #brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #bay #atlantichighlands #sunny #sunshine #parkbench 1d

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Hefe Elise Marie
emhouck So excited to have his daddy home! | Brooklyn, NY #toddler #toddlerlife #daddishome #happybaby 2d

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emhouck "No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
Gautama Buddha | New Hope, PA #latergram #rail #railroad #railroadties #buddha #newhope #newhopeivyland #newhopeivylandrailroad #railroadtracks
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emhouck As days go, this wasn't my proudest parenting moment. It reminded my of how much easier it was to just take care of myself. How good a solid 8 hours of sleep felt, and of the incredible weight that comes with the responsibility of raising another human being. I yelled, said no, and wasn't the mom I want to be too many times today. But it still feels so right to snuggle up next to this little guy and be thankful for the amazing purpose he has brought to my life. | Brooklyn, NY #motherhood #reflecting #tiredmommy #cosleeping #bedsharing #attachmentparenting #myson #thankful #wemissdaddy 5d
  •   monkm @emhouck I can cry and laugh with you because I can so relate! Lots of love! 5d
  •   jentista Been there more times than I can count. Don't be so hard on yourself .. this parenting thing does not come with instructions... we learn as we go...... and we're only human... extraordinary humans who can create humans :) 5d
  •   flashcube Not to worry Elise, sometimes "no" means you're being just the right kind of mom at just the right time. Yelling unfortunately is part of the process. You don't want to but frustration sets in, it's normal so don't beat yourself up. 5d
  •   emhouck @monkm ️thank you!!! 4d
  •   emhouck @jentista we finally had a good night's sleep and a good nap this afternoon. Everything in the world feels right again. It's just amazing how overwhelming moments can be sometimes! Definitely didn't give that advice in the instruction manual! ;( 4d
  •   emhouck @flashcube thank you!!! Thankfully my epic fail day was followed by a day that only included one yell, and it was an OMG get that out of your mouth right now yell...! :) 4d
  •   flashcube LOL!!! Have a great weekend Elise! 3d
  •   bwanasefu The wonders of parenting. When my last one was born a friend sent me a card which read congratulations my friend and goodbye to sleep. You are doing a fine job raising Elise. 4h

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Rise Elise Marie
emhouck Tired. Cutting eye teeth. Missing Daddy. Generally melancholy. But he asked to put Puppy "up up" which was such a proud Mommy Moment for me! | Brooklyn, NY #wearthem #wearallthebabies #proudmommy #proudmommymoment #toddler #toddlerlife #aboyandhispuppy 5d

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emhouck Suburban sunset | Mickleton, NJ #newjersey #nj #sunset #mickletonnj #sunsetchaser #sunsetporn 7d

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emhouck "No regrets, just lessons. No worries, just acceptance. No expectations, just gratitude. Life is too short." ~Unknown | Brooklyn, NY #Brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #sky #sunset #skyporn #sunsetchaser #sunsetporn #zen 1w

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emhouck "Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something." ~Jr. H. Jackson Brown #Brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #sky #sunset #skyporn #sunsetporn #sunsetchaser 1w

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emhouck "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." ~Marcel Proust | Brooklyn, NY #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #Brooklyn #skyporn #sky #clouds #winter #wintersky 1w

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emhouck “Displace the pain. Put it in a camera, in a story, in a poem, in a song, in a lover, in a canvas.” ~Unknown (found on tinybuddha.com) | Brooklyn, NY #Brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #sunset #skyporn #sunsetchaser 2w

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emhouck Out for drinks with an old friend. These nights are few and far between these days. So nice to get some time alone. | NY, NY #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #speakeasy #drinkswithfriends 2w
  •   helen_candy @emhouck , have fun !!!!!! We should go out and gave few martinis and few more margaritas and few more ... !! <3<3<3 2w
  •   beyouimme Enjoy yourself! 2w

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emhouck In the beginning, I was too proud. I was trying to prove to everyone else, and myself, that I could do it all. Then came the inevitable crash. New mom exhaustion that seeped into my very bones and lingered for months. I slept when I could back then, praying for an end to the listless feeling that accompanies the joy of parenthood. I try not to nap these days, mostly so that I can enjoy the hour or two that John is napping with some quality alone time...but today it's cold and damp outside, I can't get warm, and my stomach hurts because I ate too many of the wrong things this weekend. So, I'm under the duvet. A cat on my legs, another on my feet, and a sweet toddler napping next to me. I can conquer the world tomorrow. | Brooklyn, NY #motherhood #amomslife #loveyourself #duvet #nomakeupmonday #recovery 2w

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emhouck And just when you think something is going to be ordinary, it surprises you with its beauty! | Brooklyn, NY #Brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #sunset #sunsetchaser #skyporn #sunsetporn #sunrays 2w

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emhouck Reminded for a tiny second of how it feels to wake up in a chalet high in the Alps...then I realized that both feet are firmly planted in this concrete jungle. | Brooklyn, NY #Brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #wintersky #wintersun #apressnowfall #lightdusting #snow #daydreaming #daydreamingofthealps #wishiwereonthemountain 2w

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emhouck I miss this view! It's always nice to see the Verrazano! #Brooklyn #nyc #ny #newyork #newyorkcity #verrazano #verrazanobridge 3w

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emhouck The low afternoon sun looking toward the Atlantic Highlands | Brooklyn, NY #afternoonsun #atlantichighlands #winter #wintersky #wintersun #lowsun #Brooklyn #caesarsbay #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity 3w

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emhouck Way too chilly for a proper picnic lunch today, so we ate French fries (John) and yogurt (mom) in the back seat of the car, and watched the seagulls and waves. | Brooklyn, NY #Brooklyn #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #caesarsbay #afternoonsun #lowsun #wintersky #skyporn 3w
  •   dia1024 Great idea. Sometimes we need out of the house but don't because of the cold. 3w
  •   emhouck @dia1024 thanks! We hadn't been out since Sunday, and I was going bonkers!! It was just what we both needed. A little fresh air and change of scenery. 3w

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