From the category archives:


Big Family Travel

January 21, 2015

It’s Friday, around 7:25am. Jack and Zoe are upstairs getting dressed and ready for school while I frantically make sandwiches and pack lunches for the two of them, plus one for Beau that will be ready in our refrigerator for when he gets home from preschool. Justin is getting the younger two ready for the […]

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Restful Ritual

January 20, 2015

These little souls, they hold the entire world, unbridled and unharnessed within the chambers of their hearts. Children are as children do. To really understand the napping situation, you have to know our family, and even then it’s feels just a bit over the top and unreal, even to me. By nature, Theo and Beau […]

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Trustworthy Constants

January 16, 2015

Over the course of the past year and a half, our lives have changed significantly in almost every way. We moved to the Bay Area from New York City, effectively upending any and all routines we had set in place, from groceries to travel to family time and sleeping arrangements. We welcomed Theo and Evangeline […]

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Theo, Beau and Evangeline: A Naptime Trifecta

January 8, 2015

There are fairly few things that contribute to the physical wellness of a child as much as sleep and nutrition do. In our home, and I’m sure in the homes of many toddlers and preschoolers, nap time (clearly) is a sacred ritual. I’ve always been pretty strict about maintaining the consistency and rituals of our […]

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Simplifying for Family Time

January 7, 2015

This post is sponsored by Target Subscriptions – everyday essentials delivered on the schedule you set. Monday, January 5th at 7:28 AM, and we’re about 18 minutes into our first day back to the regular elementary, preschool and work routines. The kids are eating the last three bananas with the last three pieces of toast from the loaf of sandwich bread […]

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Restart, Refresh, Anew

January 2, 2015

There’s a clarity that comes with the first of a brand new, fresh year. I, for one, have been desperate for a little honing in on what is truly the most important things. It’s January second, and now that the fluff has dissipated from the holidays I’ve been able to really focus solely on my […]

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All of Me

December 20, 2014

At some point, in between the lunches and diapers the music performances and little league games nursing and wooden puzzles searching for lost doll shoes and cleaning up piles of glitter I’ll stop and breathe them in and hold them tight. I won’t let the glory of their years flying by suffocate me with with […]

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Creative Quality Time

December 19, 2014

One of my favorite parts of the holidays aside from the fun traditions; the tree trimming, cookie decorating and waiting for that Elf to make an appearance, is time with all of the kids while they’re home from school. I love that our schedules aren’t overly packed and there is minimal rushing around from one […]

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Total Immersion Parenting

December 9, 2014

It didn’t take long after we returned from our family vacation in New York City for us to be completely thrown back into our normal life. The kids have taken turns getting colds and staying home from school, we celebrated Beau’s birthday over the weekend, Justin’s back in the office and I just got home […]

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Holidays in Their Eyes

December 4, 2014

While family truly encompasses the spirit of the holidays, New York City is like the tinsel on the Christmas Tree. The magic in the air swirling around the chilly buildings within the streets of Manhattan is nearly palpable. Up until we moved to the city five years ago, I had never felt Christmas like I […]

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