One of the best personal practices I started several years ago was to greet my children when they wake as if we are being reunited after a long absence. It’s become a special time of reconnecting with each one as they rub the sleep from their eyes and remember the dreams that held them captive.

Lauren and Brioni cuddling in the morning, April 2014
I spend all night cuddling at least two of my girls, but the morning times are still special.

I love calling them each by name and wrapping them in a cuddle. We talk about the day before or the day ahead and always find room in our love to greet the next girl who awakes. I’m so blessed to be journeying through this phase of life with four vibrant, happy spirits!