The Art of Play + Productivity

It seems this season of life, this crazy beautiful stage constantly finds me scrambling and trying to catch up to a moving target, hustling to run a household, a business, a marriage and raise four children in the absolute best possibly way. I’m consistently behind...


That Indestructible Spirit

As a family, we spend a lot of time playing. Raising four children means we’re often dedicating time and energy to not only exploring when each child is the happiest, but also uncovering ways we can get them all involved in the same activity. It’s...


Breaking Barriers with Imagination

One of my favorite, and also incredibly fascinating aspects of raising children in a big family is watching how their relationships change over the years. Jack and Zoe, being our first and 19 months apart in age, have always been very close. Their personalities and...


The Best of Us

The family and I just came home from a long and involved vacation to Washington State. We flew with the kids to Seattle for a few nights and then rented a car and drove to an island off of the coast for a few more...


Music for Life

We dance a lot. As a family, individually, randomly, and sometimes (Beau) when we shouldn’t be. Our life has a steady soundtrack to it consisting of mostly chatter, laughing, a little screaming and a whole lot of music. There’s something about a low melody that...


A Place to Read

It didn’t occur to me until recently how much I love our home. I love being home brimming with people and pets, I love the way the house smells when we’re cooking a yummy dinner or baking with the kids, I even love the reminders...


Making Time for Me

It seems as though just as January rolls around and I’m kicking my shoes off, relaxing into the deep recess of the dull, wintery, quiet days of the new year, my schedule has decided otherwise. I had barely exhaled from the craze of the holidays...


A Life and Home Filled With Warmth

Just as our relationship and marriage has changed and evolved over the past ten years, Justin and I have gone through the motions of settling down, packing and unpacking only to pack again and move homes. When we met he was taking some courses to...


Mindful Celebrations

One of the most challenging parts of uprooting our family and moving to Manhattan was the learning curve getting used to not having our own transportation to rely on. We were so used to driving our own cars around that were both outfitted with car...


In Harmony and Chaos

We’re creeping (ok running) right into the season of giving. First we’ll sit around the dinner table and give thanks for the many, many wonderful things that our family has been so fortunate with, and then in the weeks to come we’ll give special things...


Living Vibrantly

Not so many years ago, we relied on our legs and our strong bodies for getting around. We’d ride scooters, bikes and mostly walked on the soles of our trusty feet to get us from home to preschool to the pediatrician, to soccer practice and...


Welcome Home

Bringing Theo home for the first time was a lot like bring Beau home from the hospital. I went into both situations pretty naive, expecting to be able to cruise into each new experience fully armed with plenty of life knowledge. I had had two...

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