Alaire, our nanny, left us in Slovenia to go home and be with her fiancé. She is simply following another dream. One that I can relate too, of wanting a family.  I am in Budapest and I am following the lands lead. I’m walking miles daily. Today while wandering past the Parliament building I hugged myself and smiled at the blue sky. Simply because we were both there. The texture of Europe is starting to feel like home. I am feeling pretty whole.

My family has adjusted to traveling wonderfully. We know how much moving is too much. We have been good at keeping a morning routine of breakfast, working out, then school to start the day. Wren sleeps like a champ in her travel tent and the boys are getting better at trying one new food item a day. I can’t visualize my life without them, I don’t want to either. Their emotional well being is a constant worry in my mind. Last night as I was tucking the boys in Beckett said to me, “Mom I love you and I love Wren and I love Porter and I love Me, Beckett and I love dad.”

I was so proud when he said, “I love me, Beckett.” It made me realize he was happy and confident. How often do we include ourselves on our list of love? Honestly, I never have. Now I will. Everybody deserves kindness and that includes being kind to ourselves. I already had meaning and purpose before I became a mom but my kids have focused me. They are at the heart of where I belong.


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  • Tale Malmstrøm
    Posted at 13:40h, 01 September Reply

    This is so beautifully written. I hope you are having an amazing time and growing as a family. I really think you should write a book about the year when you finish. It would be an amazing read😊 And good luck with the new nanny/tutor 😊

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 17:12h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you so much for the compliment! You think it would be a good read or the really boring thoughts of a mom 😂

  • Sandie Tillotson
    Posted at 14:29h, 01 September Reply

    That is a fantastic thing to do …include yourself when you a listing who you love !
    Thank you Beckett for that pearl of wisdom! Out of the mouth of babes….

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 17:10h, 01 September Reply

      I know right!?

  • Laurie Szentirmai
    Posted at 02:20h, 02 September Reply

    Yes, I am not sure if I have ever included myself on my love list. I have said I love my life and I am very happy to exsist in this world, but I will have to remember to include myself on my love list as well. Beckett is a wise little boy. To be honest just from following your posts and videos I fell like I love your family. You are an amazing family.

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 06:41h, 02 September Reply

      Awe thank you! Glad you are a part of our journey through your thoughts and comments. I love the support

  • Liz
    Posted at 14:19h, 08 September Reply

    Enjoy travelling with your kids. It is a special time of life. We travel now just the two of us and as special as it is we keep reminiscing times with the kids. And seriously, our kids are constantly talking to us on messenger these days it feels like they are with us. Family is amazing and the memories you make with your kids last. My guys will randomly bring up memories of our travels now. I do miss the days of when they were younger busy but special

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 14:44h, 08 September Reply

      Thanks for the reminder. It is a special time of life! Even when Beckett decides to stop walking when we are trying to catch a bus in the rain😂

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