Motherhood Right Now: Away Messages

How are you feeling? By now you’ve probably noted that I’ve stepped away this week. While most take off the week before (or go for a long weekend), I’m taking off the week (again) to help transition the kids and myself into this new school year. River is going into 3rd grade! Oak, will be entering Kindergarten! There will be so much reading, writing, and work for all of us. And while I’m ready to have them head back to school on a physical level, this period of time asks a lot of me on an emotional and cellular level. So much so, juggling is practically impossible. It’s important to be honest with myself about this, and to relieve myself of unnecessary pressures.

I will of course be working (slowly) on some things on the business side. And as always, I’ll be posting on Instagram when time allows. It’s also New York Fashion Week, and I have a few events and shows to attend that I will post on instagram stories. I’d love for you to follow along. Or please, revisit some of the posts from this spring and summer I have loved working on!

I’ll be back with new content, more words, and some clear eyes next Monday. I’m wondering, how do you navigate seasons of transitions and full plates?

Thank you for being here and for supporting me, my work and all the people in this community. It means so much.

Big hugs,


(Photos by Amanda Petersen for LaTonya Yvette)

4 thoughts on “Motherhood Right Now: Away Messages

  • Reply Sarah September 5, 2019 at 11:47 am

    So, so smart. Somehow, I had insane energy last week but this week—the push to get them ready, the emotions and motions of change, the heart-heaviness of summers passing and missing my two are making it very hard for my work brain to feel alive. So thank you, for permission to take this week slow. Xx Sarah

  • Reply Meghan September 6, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you for being transparent and acknowledging that this transition is tough on families, children and parents alike. My little boy just started kindergarten and I did not expect to feel this empty, with his baby sister looking for him alllllll day! Tough transition and it’s only been two days. I made a new play area for him in our basement while he was gone. It was a good chance to keep my hands busy to distract the mind.

  • Reply Stepha September 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I took the week after Labor Day off this year too, and it felt glorious. Honestly, I don’t how I would have been able to do any quality work if I hadn’t. My oldest was entering Kindergarten, and my little guy was transitioning to a new space. I loved having the space to tend to all the loose ends without going crazy!

  • Reply Shayla Anderson September 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    You are literally my blog shero. I love your book all your writing and your Ig. When I’m having a tough day I dive into you writings and I just feel great. Your vibe is infectious and I love that you’re just so open, free and honest about your life. It’s really beautiful and refreshing. I hope you enjoyed your time off. Sending you light and love Queen

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