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A Common Love

With Valentine’s Day around the corner (hi, tomorrow), I sat down with the kids to do 50 Valentines with them for their classes today. Jack simply signed his name, while Zoe made intricate puppies and kitties complete with paws and goggly eyes for all 22...

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Naptime with Theo and Beau Meets the Web

The past few months leading up to the launch of Naptime with Theo and Beau has been a whirlwind; I've experienced my fair share of exhaustion of course, but not without also experiencing immense amounts of joy and humility. One of the most beautifully humbling...

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Finding Enough

Something I think about every time I'm in NYC is how incredibly anxious I was at the thought of raising my kids here. Coming from my cozy little town surrounded by family, it seemed dirty and scary and positively the last place I envisioned myself...

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Staying Connected Through the Holidays

I probably would have never learned to roast a turkey if it hadn't been for our move to New York City. It's one of those things that I learned as a parent from being away from my mother, but the rather simple act of preparing...

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Momma Loves: Ana Schechter

When I was a little girl, I loved my teddy named Bobby and he came everywhere with me. As a pre-teen I cherished my Caboodle and coveted the makeup and nail polish that would fill it. As a teenager I was obsessed my guitar and...

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Summer in October

Apple picking this year was a little different than in years past. For starters, it's 100 degrees. For this area it's pretty typical for it to be warm this time of year, but I can't recall it being this hot out. The kids have been swimming...

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Our Blueprint: Eight Years

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...

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Nesting in Calm and Comfort

The following post was sponsored by Belabumbum. I admit that generally speaking, I don't make time for myself. I'm lucky to find a moment alone to use the restroom, or take a shower, or make it to the grocery store-a near luxury for this mother...

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Land of Nod: Jack & Beau’s Room Reveal

Our move from NYC to California was a really big deal and life changing in so many ways. We transitioned during a very poignant time during our children's lives, even more so than we knew at the time. Jack was entering the first grade and...

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Back to NYC, Back to Me, Back to my Belabumbum

My first trip to New York City after our move to Santa Cruz in August was in late February this year. I was so anxious to stand amongst the towers of endless buildings and see if I felt any different than I did when we...

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Big City of Dreams

From where I sit at my desk in the corner of our master bedroom typing this, there are three diplomas on the wall. All three belong to my husband, and he worked incredibly hard for those achievements. Rather than being a brag-wall for himself, those...

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Personal Style: Blurring The Lines

Thank you to Lookmatic for sponsoring today's post. Before we lived in Manhattan, I used to imagine the people who lived there always dressed up before they left the house. Similar to the standards in some parts of Italy, I guessed that city dwellers had...

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