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Jessica Shyba

Treasuring New Experiences

December 13, 2014

The beauty of childhood is essentially living in the moment, rejoicing in the immediate and riding the chariot of spontaneity right on into the sunset. I’ve learned over the years that I cannot control new situations or how my children respond to them, but I can try to keep the basics consistent and predictable-something they […]

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Momma Loves: Travel Edition

December 11, 2014

I’ve been traveling with my babies for years now, as hard as it is for me to believe that. Taking the family to New York City was the first time we’ve traveled with all four, all together though-something that felt like an incredibly monumental feat. There are a few products that I love that we […]

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The Essence of Giving is in The Little Things

December 11, 2014

Although considerably privileged, neither my husband nor I were raised amongst affluence. We were taught the value of a dollar through circumstance; Our parents have held full time jobs our entire lives for the most part, working hard and earning enough to provide for us without much extra. I never wanted for much, but I […]

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Total Immersion Parenting

December 9, 2014

It didn’t take long after we returned from our family vacation in New York City for us to be completely thrown back into our normal life. The kids have taken turns getting colds and staying home from school, we celebrated Beau’s birthday over the weekend, Justin’s back in the office and I just got home […]

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The Gift of Giving: An Advent Giveaway with Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

December 9, 2014

Tradition plays a pretty large role in our family. From ceremoniously cutting down our Christmas tree, stringing popcorn and cranberries for garlands on it’s branches, taking turns with surprises on the daily advent calendar to attending our local hometown Christmas Parade, the holiday season is packed with memory making moments. I can remember doing each […]

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Three

December 7, 2014

Sometimes words just don’t cut it. Happy birthday, baby. You are my whole heart and I am so lucky to be your momma.

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Baking for Happiness

December 6, 2014

Truth be told, I don’t exercise much. Ideally, I’d like to swim more and I’m working hard to incorporate an hour into my day to be able to get to the pool and swim laps, but realistically I just haven’t been able make it happen. Baby Evvie is nursing exclusively around the clock, and I’m […]

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My Heart in New York City

December 4, 2014

The family and I took a boat ride to Liberty and Ellis Islands before our flight home, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect closure to a truly full circle experience for all of us in the city that we all grew up in one way or another. We got home really late to […]

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Holidays in Their Eyes

December 4, 2014

While family truly encompasses the spirit of the holidays, New York City is like the tinsel on the Christmas Tree. The magic in the air swirling around the chilly buildings within the streets of Manhattan is nearly palpable. Up until we moved to the city five years ago, I had never felt Christmas like I […]

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Magical Childhood Memories

December 3, 2014

During our four years in New York City, one of my favorite stories from our life there happens to be one of the things that bothered me incredibly when we were actually living it. Each year at Christmas time, we’d shuffle around the boxes from underneath our bed and unearth our plastic, pre-lit tree. Justin […]

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