Hi friends, welcome to our little blog, The Cocobee. We are so glad you stopped by! We are Paige and Katie, sisters by marriage (Katie is married to Paige’s brother) and two creative souls living in Seattle’s backyard, where we boldly stroll through the misty rain without umbrellas, coffee in hand. Always, coffee.
Two years ago we were living completely different lives. Paige was finishing up her Bachelor’s degree while dancing in a professional company full time and Katie was building a career at one of the largest public accounting firms in the world (admittedly, not the most creative outlet). The direction of our lives suddenly aligned when we both learned we were going to become moms.
Our daughters were born seven weeks apart. We went from sleeping in on Saturdays to figuring out breastfeeding, learning about baby sleep schedules and changing more diapers than we care to count. A lot has changed over the past couple of years, but then again, a lot hasn’t. Now we are moms trying to make the best out of all the mess and raise good human beings, but we remain storytellers and artists on the never-ending quest of discovering our creative voices.
Our idea for The Cocobee came to us when we were talking about the struggle between being a mom and a creative dreamer. We firmly believe that motherhood has made us better individuals but it is difficult sometimes to express that individuality when your days are spent with a toddler whose favorite word is “cheese.” Like many moms before us, we have found comfort and community in the online world of blogging. As we were sharing with each other some of our current favorite blogs, we started daydreaming about the possibility of starting our own blog…one that celebrates both the adventures of motherhood and also allows for a community of ladies on all walks of life to share stories and opinions (and of course a few tasty recipes here and there).
Truthfully, we went back and forth on the idea for weeks. Sharing the good, the bad and everything in between definitely makes us feel vulnerable. But in the end, that is why we are taking the plunge. We want to share our thoughts and experiences in hopes that other moms like us will not feel so alone. We want to be there for the twenty-something discerning what her next step in life is going to be. We want to be there for you, dear reader, wherever you are and however you may be feeling.
Consider this an extended coffee date, or happy hour, or breakfast club, or whatever you want it to be. If you sit and stay a while, we will share with you our struggles, victories, and beautiful things. We invite you to share yours, too!