City Life

Treasuring New Experiences

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...



Being in New York City with my family during Thanksgiving couldn't be any more poignant for me. We're eating at crowded diners and dear friend's homes. We're walking and scootering all over the city, running into nearly everyone we know on the streets, from dear friends to...


New York, New York

We flew into New York City on a red eye flight this morning, all six of us. I packed for almost two days straight prior to leaving and still managed to leave Zoe's socks behind. I mean, how does one forget socks? Traveling with four...


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...


Honestly Potty Training: A Brave New World

An amazing thing about documenting my children-specifically my baby and puppy-every day is I get see how they have grown so incredibly rapidly. Normally, I feel as though they just happen to wake up looking older and wiser than they did the night before. Theo and...


Celebrate Your Style|iPad Mini & Lookmatic Giveaway

Personally speaking, there are relatively few things that have stayed the same since my transition into motherhood. Aside from being an almost entirely different human being mentally, of course there are the physical changes that have come along with three babies and 7 years. I'm not...


Playful in New York City

I get asked all the time if I miss New York City. Our move from one of the largest cities in the world to a cozy beach town on the opposite coast was pretty drastic, especially in terms of culture shock. The truth is that...


Personal Style: Blurring The Lines

Thank you to Lookmatic for sponsoring today's post. Before we lived in Manhattan, I used to imagine the people who lived there always dressed up before they left the house. Similar to the standards in some parts of Italy, I guessed that city dwellers had...


Anchors Away

I don't compartmentalize well, in my mind or tangibly. Everything moves along together down the stream and I travel with it, keeping the flow as well as I can. The last month has proven rather difficult for me to follow the rhythm and tide of the...


Go Mighty: Live Like a Tourist

Last summer it occurred to me that we only had one year left as residents of New York City, and a feeling of panic set in. While it had taken everything I had just to figure out how to live successfully and happily with three...


The Final Chapter

My mother told me when we were embarking upon Dental School and New York City that this journey in our life would really only be a blip in time, retrospectively. A small star in the galaxy of our days in this life. At the time, it...

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