From the category archives:


Fighting for Firsts and a Shot at Life

August 29, 2014

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 devastatingly relinquished. We moved to New York City the the […]

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EveryDay Moments with Beau

August 28, 2014

My weeks with Beau in the morning are coming to a close. Pretty soon, he’ll be starting at a school of his very own, a play-based preschool just up the road from us. His days will be somewhat short, but he’s so incredibly excited to be a “big kid” just like his brother and sister […]

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An Unforgettable Weekend: Mom 2.0 Summit and the Iris Awards

May 8, 2014

It’s day three after I’ve returned from the Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta Georgia, a conference that I make sure to attend every year and one that I’ve been lucky enough to speak at the last three times I’ve gone. It’s organized by the truly inspirational and amazing Laura Mayes and Carrie Pacini, and attended […]

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A Beautiful Announcement: Theo and Beau Video

May 2, 2014

This is an excerpt of the speech I gave at the Mom 2.0 Summit on May 2nd, 2014. Three months after moving to New York City, my two year old landed us in the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction to pistachios. Without any family, friends or neighbors to call, my husband stayed home […]

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School Library Makeover with Target & Todd Oldham

November 21, 2012

Many wonderful things have come from the birth of this blog, including many experiences that I’ve gotten to share with my children that we’ll remember forever. Perhaps it’s an internal need to share these benefits that I’ve reaped, or maybe it’s the human element that requires me to give back in any way that I […]

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Farmers Markets and Fishmongers

February 27, 2012

This is the first post by my dearest friend and newest contributor, Melissa Rofer. She is from and lives in the same area we are from in California. She is a beautiful writer and and an even more spectacular person… I couldn’t be happier to bring her on board, where she’ll be sharing her life […]

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On the Horizon

February 21, 2012

Our home has been filled with more love and chaos than ever before, but we’re doing well. All five of us are doing really, really well. It feels so good to say that after there was so much uncertainty brewing just before Beau was born. During our fifth year of marriage, our family expanded to […]

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Moms Making a Difference

October 26, 2011

I’ve been actively apart of social media for two years. I joined Facebook to connect with my friends and family, I began a public blog to share my experiences as a mom of two young children in a big city, and I joined Twitter to extend those conversations taking place on the internet and form […]

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A Call to Arms

April 27, 2011

Social media: Media that is posed by the user and can take many different forms. Social media to me: Friends, family, community, support in every form. To my internet posse: I need your help. A few weeks ago I posted about a pediatric fundraiser that I’m holding next month, and one of my inspirations behind […]

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Make Meaning

February 6, 2011

Both of my children are shy and more observant when they are introduced to new people, places, and situations. It generally takes them a little while to engage and get involved with the activity, be it school, birthday parties, or interactive museums. When the kids walked in to Make Meaning with my mom and I, […]

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