From the category archives:


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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City Sidewalks: Community in the Chaos

January 19, 2011

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 loved that I knew people every where I went. […]

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Accidentally Extraordinary

November 22, 2010

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 the country almost immediately. So, I started writing. I […]

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Halloween, City Style

November 2, 2010

Halloween is my most favorite holiday. It always has been. Last year, we had lived in the city for just two months and I couldn’t bear to celebrate here. I was plagued with homesickness and it just felt like the right thing to do to go back to California for Halloween. That, and I had […]

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March 28, 2010

We’ve been really fortunate. Since moving here in August of last year, our parents have visited many times and the kids and I have been back to California twice. This move wasn’t expected to be easy in any regard, but especially when it came to leaving our family thousands of miles behind. The children have […]

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