Bay Area

Heart Fuel

I ventured up to San Francisco yesterday, an hour and a half up the coast away from my babies in the middle of the day. It's been a struggle to make sure I have enough bottles on hand for Evvie so that I can actually...


Simplifying for Family Time

This post is sponsored by Target Subscriptions - everyday essentials delivered on the schedule you set.   Monday, January 5th at 7:28 AM, and we're about 18 minutes into our first day back to the regular elementary, preschool and work routines. The kids are eating the last three bananas with the last three...


Childhood Kaleidoscope

Evvie and I got home from Toronto late Saturday night after a long day of travel. I was emotionally and physically haggard, despite the wonderfully successful trip. The sunrises over the ocean have been glorious since the beginning of fall, and we awoke Sunday morning to...



There are so many layers to our days, most of which get discarded like tear sheets floating to the floor in the room that holds the master drawing board. Moments that I should be enjoying and building upon end up crumpled and pitched into the...


Summer in October

Apple picking this year was a little different than in years past. For starters, it's 100 degrees. For this area it's pretty typical for it to be warm this time of year, but I can't recall it being this hot out. The kids have been swimming...


Fighting for Firsts and a Shot at Life

The introduction to preschool has brought many firsts for our family. We found out rather last minute that we'd be moving across the country, so the spot on the waiting list at the preschool in the Bay Area that I had reserved for Jack was...


A Lovely Day

I've been really fortunate, in my opinion, that I haven't necessarily had to work for the last five or so years since Zoe was born. Before Justin was accepted into Dental School, I was working as a manager at a boutique and was able to...


The Land of Nod rolls into our Mailbox and our Neighborhood

Some of you may have noticed in your mail delivery today a sweet little visit from out sweet little napping duo, Theo and Beau. A couple of months back, during the Land of Nod & Project Nursery re-design of the boy's room the awesome team over...


“I and Love and You”

A lot has happened since our our adoption story and the photos of Theo and Beau napping went viral. It's hard to fathom the scope of the reach of these photos, but based on the lovely messages I continue to receive, there are a lot...


Make Time to Play

Like any seasoned, spoiled Californian, I've caught myself cursing the gorgeous weather more than once. A terrific snowstorm is currently engulfing my Manhattan and there is a part of me that is longing desperately to be there to see it. Christmas feels more Christmassy when...


F i v e

I got back from my trip to Guatemala just in time to prepare for and celebrate Zoe's fifth birthday. Maybe it was the perspective that I gained aboad, or perhaps it's just that there's something about F I V E that makes me extra sentimental. I...


Moments in Santa Cruz

Life in Santa Cruz is much different than life in Manhattan. In fact, one of the only ways that it's similar happens to be one of my favorite things about NYC: The people. Minus, of course, the always-moving mentality and attitudes. There are a lot...

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