Birthing 2nd Child at the Height of a Global Pandemic

It is Friday, December 4th at 5:13 pm. My 8 months old son is having his shrimp rice and I am finally speaking to you. I am sitting here and staring at my keyboard because I am overwhelmed at where to begin. As you are all well aware 2020 has been an unforgettable year for this planet. Every story is jam-packed with plot twists and unexpected turns. All the characters of the world are faced with the unknown touching their, I’m sure in many cases, already complicated lives. My story may not be the most compelling you will find coming from this year, but it is my story… and I feel so desperately that I need to tell it. Like getting it out onto something will just take a huge weight off of my shoulders

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All the messages you write…. then delete.

If you follow me on social media then you know I’m currently four months pregnant with baby number 2. I wish I updated more religiously but I just don’t have much to say these days. I hope to get my energy back once my kids are both past 1 and my body is back to normal. That’s the goal. I tell myself that I’m going to be me again and it’s all going to be ok! I just need to make it past these hormones haha. I’m excited to get into homeschooling and back into my art. I really want to push myself artistically when I’m done with the babies. And I’m so so looking forward to it.

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Elle’s 1st birthday!πŸ’–πŸŽ‰

img_5642Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the Becoming Rivera family! You guys mean so much to me. You have seen us since the start. So, here are a few special moments from Ellie’s πŸ₯³ 1st birthday party!!!

Thanks again for all of your support ☺️

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My Natural Curly Hair Routine 2019

Hey guys! So I have an update on my natural hair journey! Everything has been going so well. For the first time in my life I actually feel pretty wearing my natural hair. My results have been super noticeable and a lot of people want to know my hair care routine. So, I made a video hahah…. super cringe! At first I spoke in the video but it was making it so long πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so I simplified it into bullet points… you will see! Video below.

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Smash Cake FAIL

So, Elle’s birthday is coming up in literally a month and I am SO EXITED. Haha I really want to make her a cute smash cake for her to look adorable behind 😭😭😭….. ummmm but it’s a lot harder then it looks to #1 make a cake and #2 pipe a cake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Soooo if you want to know what NOT to do.. keep reading haha.

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Our Montessori Playroom Tour

Happy Wednesday BR family! Today I thought I would share something really close to my heart, with you! Edward and I have decided to try and raise Elle using the Montessori method. The teaching style really appeals to us as a family and I couldn’t recommend it more. I don’t intended to go deeply into the principles of Montessori, on this blog, because I am not an expert. I am only a mom trying her best to make it happen at home haha. Every now and then I would love to share Montessori DIYs and play exercises that Elle does! Hopefully you guys will enjoy some of that. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’– Anyways – into the tour!

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My Daughter Has My Hair πŸ˜±

I’ve always struggled to love my hair. My curly hair has been something I have blamed for my misery in the past. As a teenager I had to work extra hard to feel pretty because I had no idea how to care for my hair! It was always sticking up in a way I hated or changing because of humidity. I couldn’t let my hair get wet, in the pool, like my other friends because I didn’t know how my hair would look when it dried! I was so jealous of girls with easy straight hair. My own father, whom I love, expressed his preference for straight hair when I was a young girl. This did a lot of harm to me… he doesn’t know that lol but it did.

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Today At A Glance

Today is a dark NH day. It seems like it’s warmed up a little because a dark fog has filled the streets of my city. The piles of snow are melting and turning the streets a beautiful black. The trees are empty and dark. The spaces where their leaves once were – are now filled with the misty fog. Elle and I are 3 stories up above it all… I am at my desk talking to you – while she is warm and sleeping in the room over.


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