From the category archives:


Finding Normal

September 16, 2014

Walking into the our athletic club to take the kids swimming yesterday, a woman passed us and remarked “Wow, four kids. That ain’t for the faint of heart.” Little did she know exactly how faint in the heart I’ve been feeling the last week. It’s funny how strangers can completely disarm you with one simple […]

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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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August 28th, 2014

August 29, 2014

Jack started his second day of second grade today. It was a long and lovely, somewhat unstructured summer during which he appears to have grown about a foot. His hair went from brown to blonde from long days at the beach and afternoons playing basketball in the street with his buddies. He’s getting more complex […]

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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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Staying on: Constantly Connected

August 25, 2014

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my cell phone. I love that it basically helps or assists me in some way throughout every single day of my life, but I sort of hate the fact that there’s a bit of dependency for that reason, too. There are very few days or times […]

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Momma Loves: A Big Week of Favorites

August 22, 2014

This has been a full week of total life immersion. I’ve been in and out of my OB’s office which means any and all preparation for baby and nesting like a crazy lady. While Baby Shyba’s due date isn’t until the 11th, things are looking and feeling like our new babe may just arrive early. […]

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From Playground to Preschool: Plus a Mini Boden Giveaway

August 20, 2014

I have a hard time sending my kids to school for the day. When Jack and Zoe were two, we enrolled them in a twos program at our local Y in New York City; It was only two hours a day for twice a week and there was parent participation involved, so I was able […]

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Our Blueprint: Eight Years

August 18, 2014

For the past six months, Justin (and basically everyone in our immediate family) have been asking me for prints of the photos I take of the kids. There’s a million and one excuses, but I just haven’t done it. I haven’t, until recently, found a service that I like well enough to order prints through […]

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Sweet Memories from Turks & Caicos

August 15, 2014

When Justin and I went on vacation, I thought surely all we would do was talk about the kids and miss them. That is, in fact, how we spend our date nights which are few and far between-something that we’re working on making more frequent. We are usually too tired or feeling like we just […]

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Love, Life and Corn Dogs

August 12, 2014

The days surrounding the birth of a new baby have, in the past, been somewhat foggy. Newborn haze is one thing; The atmosphere feels like it’s literally dripping with newness, pink with love and awe. I remember bits and pieces of the days following the births, but it’s the ones leading up to them that […]

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