From the category archives:

New York

Staying Connected Through the Holidays

November 10, 2014

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 Thanksgiving dinner was significantly more of a rite of passage […]

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Momma Loves: Ana Schechter

October 23, 2014

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 collected CD’s that would pile in the fruit crate that […]

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Summer in October

October 6, 2014

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 during the day and heading to the beach with […]

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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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Nesting in Calm and Comfort

July 16, 2014

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 of three, almost four. Most times, I’m frustrated by the […]

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Land of Nod: Jack & Beau’s Room Reveal

April 19, 2014

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 Zoe started completely anew in elementary school, while Beau was […]

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

April 7, 2014

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 lived there. Secretly, I was hoping that the magic, mystique […]

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Big City of Dreams

February 25, 2014

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 diplomas are hanging proudly for our children to see and […]

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Personal Style: Blurring The Lines

December 21, 2013

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 a life that demanded round-the-clock fashion. Partly, I was right. […]

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Theo and Beau: The Next Chapter

December 20, 2013

It’s nearly impossible to remember what life was like before Theo came into the picture. I can’t fathom walking into our home and not having the sweetest little fur baby wagging his tail like crazy when he sees us. I don’t want to think about his wrinkled little face within the confines of the cage […]

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