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City Life

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March 1, 2014

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 throwing a wrinkle and gravity party, but I am […]

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Playful in New York City

February 16, 2014

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 I do miss living in New York City-but most of […]

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Personal Style: Blurring The Lines

December 21, 2013

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 a life that demanded round-the-clock fashion. Partly, I was right. […]

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Anchors Away

July 28, 2013

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 hours and days, but I’ve remained afloat and even […]

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Go Mighty: Live Like a Tourist

June 18, 2013

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 little children in Manhattan, there was so much left that […]

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The Final Chapter

May 8, 2013

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 was a bit of a coping mechanism; Four years […]

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A Good Day

April 11, 2013

Our nerves were raked against the coals again on Wednesday night with a dose of unfortunate news that will affect our lives once we move back to California. It’s nothing permanent or devastating, but certainly added stress during a time that we are stretched pretty thin. We’ll manage though, as long as we have our […]

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Resident Tourist: Winter Outings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

February 27, 2013

I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring pros and cons to living in New York City lately. I’m really not going to miss the weather, but I will long for the feeling in the air when the seasons change. I won’t miss pushing a stroller in sleet, snow and rain but I will fondly […]

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Moments in a Melting Pot

February 20, 2013

Time is a very strange thing. It seems so poignant that these years with small children are so difficult at times, yet so much more wonderful than anything else. Every moment is fleeting and incredible and I fear so much that I’ll forget so many of them, so I pick up my camera or my […]

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Date Night with Kids: Annie the Musical

January 4, 2013

The first time we took Jack and Zoe together to a theater show, it was an off-Broadway performance of Angelina Ballerina. They were so great during the show, they were genuinely interested and so entertained by the cute dancing ballerina mice on stage. They we very young though, so I wasn’t sure what their attention […]

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