From the category archives:

New York

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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“I and Love and You”

December 19, 2013

A lot has happened since our our adoption story and the photos of Theo and Beau napping went viral. It’s hard to fathom the scope of the reach of these photos, but based on the lovely messages I continue to receive, there are a lot of sympathetic hearts out there. Our rescue journey began nearly […]

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This Sweet Life: Traditions with Theo

December 12, 2013

I truly loved living in New York City. It was, of all the places that I’ve lived, the one that made me feel the most alive. No matter what kind of day I was having, how I was feeling or the troubles I was facing, walking out of my apartment and into the streets of […]

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Working Mother: Work Life Congress 2013

October 29, 2013

There have been many positives about moving across the country, away from my beloved New York City. I have found one glaring, nagging negative though; my absence from the community of bloggers and the relationships that I developed with inspiring women. I miss the fascinating conversations at various blogging events, I miss getting dressed up […]

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Strut for Yourself: Super Giveaway

September 22, 2013

After seeing my friends walk down the runway at Strut, The Fashionable Mom Show, literally plucked from their lives and plopped on a runway in New York Fashion Week, I am more motivated by their strength and confidence than ever. Doing something that we must be removed from our comfort zone is always a good […]

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