Welcome to Here Come the Sons! We are five moms inspired by the births of our five boys (born within months of each other) and the coffee table talk that they evoked. This blog was conceived, after one of our marathon round table conversations, as a way to share our passions and dialogue with you. Please join in the conversation; we love hearing from you!
Meet the team:
Hi, I’m Rori, wife to super hubby Ryan and mom to miracle baby Roark. Ryan and I met in the third grade and I have been in love ever since. It was a long and winding road to our wedding day (with lots of great stories in between) of 6-12-10. We got pregnant with Roark on our honeymoon and he was born nine months later on 3-16-11. Everything about his birth was a surprise, from being told he was a girl to him coming out a boy, to my desire to do everything naturally, but ending up with the shock of having to be induced. It was a wild 24 hours, but I cherish every magical (and scary) moment that brought me the love of my life.
I have worked in the fashion and film industries for the past 15 years and although I also love to dabble in crafts and cooking, I tend to lean toward writing posts on easy mom style and fun, inexpensive finds to spruce up your postpartum wardrobe. As this blog evolves, it will be fun to see how all of our talents and interests intertwine. I look forward to learning from Jax on how to cook healthy whole foods, learning from Aly how to bring DIY projects into our new pad (more to come on that), learning from Colleen how to be wise and on a budget, and learning from Maya how to keep it all in check and laugh along the way.
My amazing family taught me the power of dreams, especially my mom. She accomplishes everything she sets her mind to. I look forward to teaching my children by example and I hope that I can instill the same passion in their lives that my mom motivated in mine. This blog is a dream – being able to work with my friends, hash out ideas, and bring you all along for the adventure. I am inspired by my loved ones daily to live a crafty, beautiful life. I am excited to share these dreams, crafts, treats, and fun finds with you.
I’m Jackie, mom to darling, funny, non-sleeper Van (born 6/27/11). His birth was the most powerful event in my life, and his spirit and energy have permeated every day thereafter. Yes, I miss sweet uninterrupted slumber (oh, and how!) and yes, half the time I feel like we’re just winging it, but I wouldn’t trade my brown-eyed babe’s toothy smiles and humpty-hump dance for all the riches in the world.
I obsess over all things food – growing it, sourcing it, cooking it, serving it, and eating it, of course. My handsome husband Jef (the one with the true green thumb) and I have a small urban garden in our backyard and there are few things from which I derive more pleasure than plucking a plump homegrown tomato from the vine. Sounds simple…and it is. My main goal in life is to simplify. Though I am often caught up with work (I’m a cookbook production editor), my never-ending to-do list, tv shows (currently Downton Abbey), and browsing about on the timesucker known as the internet, I find that I’m happiest when I give myself the gift of getting back to the basics – making homemade bread, hanging clothes on the line, playing barefoot in the grass with my baby while chatting with close friends, taking a long bath with a good book. Ahhhh. Exhale.
I’m likely to use this space to reflect on the virtues of vegetables and I get excited about my grocery inventory spreadsheet and freezable food (did you know that you can freeze cooked beans in their liquid? So cool!) so check in for a healthy dose of food geekiness along with musings about motherhood. Thanks so much for reading!
Hi, I’m Aly.
I’m a stay at home mom to sweet baby boy Walker and his four legged siblings Brody and Ben. I’ve been married for four years to my hero and ohhh so hunky husband, Chris. We moved from North Carolina to Maryland for Chris’s career and are slowly adjusting to the ways of the Yankees. Oh…and stay tuned for some guest blogs from Chris (aka Dr. Dad).
I’m an amateur DIYer and major decor copy cat. When I see something I like, I have to attempt making it before I will consider purchasing it. Some may consider me a penny pincher, but others know I’m just my mother and father’s daughter (my other heros).
Before my life as a stay at home mom, I worked as an elementary school counselor and my heart still lies with those little kiddos who taught me so much.
I love the simple things in life…Jesus, family, old friends,worn-in baseball caps, and a good pair of aviators. I like to watch the same movies over and over, especially anything circa 1990s. Home Alone, Father of the Bride? Yes, please!
I would describe my style as preppy meets country. Auction deals and vintage goodies are my fave.
‘So glad you’ve visited our blog. I hope that our journeys through motherhood inspire and bring a bit of joy and creativity to your day.
I’m Maya: sometimes writer, sometimes musician, always mom to little Leo (b. 3/6/11). Although (or perhaps, because) I’ve lost more than a few brain cells along the way, I have never been so much myself as I am since having a son. Motherhood has brought chaos to my life and peace to my soul. I would describe my usual blogging style as humorous with sentimental undertones, but the inverse can also be true. I am happy to be blogging here to avoid oversharing on Facebook.
Height: Average, but not tall enough to reach the top shelves in our cabinets
Weight: Decreasing every day
Marital Status: Engaged to Jon (I know its cliche, but my absolute best friend), soon to be married
Likes: My son Will, his laugh, his crazy hair that sometimes looks red, art in general, branding and design, cooking, helping others, my fiancee’s honesty, my sister’s cynicism, my mom’s kind heart, my dad’s insight, my aunt donna’s crazy stories, spending time with any of my crazy friends and even crazier family, dance parties
Dislikes: writing “about me’s”, sleep regression/teething, coin-operated laundry, how quickly babies grow, people who hate on people who are obsessed with their children