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...


EveryDay Moments with Beau

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...


A Beautiful Announcement: Theo and Beau Video

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...


School Library Makeover with Target & Todd Oldham

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...


Farmers Markets and Fishmongers

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...


On the Horizon

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...


Moms Making a Difference

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...


A Call to Arms

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...


Make Meaning

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...


City Sidewalks: Community in the Chaos

Coming from a suburban town in the Bay Area- certainly not desolate, but a very tight-knit community, one of the things I feared the most about living in New York City was living in that extreme opposite; Sidewalks full of strangers. At home in California, I...


Accidentally Extraordinary

If I knew then what I know now, nothing would be the same. I like it that way. About eighteen months ago, my life changed in just about every way possible. I was a second time new mother, and learned that we would be moving across...