From the category archives:


Capturing Pieces of Them

October 29, 2014

I haven’t quite grasped the practice of video taping my kids. Mostly I leave that up to Justin, and his phone fills quickly with all sorts of random clips of each child. There are baseball moments, first cartwheels in gymnastics, first rides on a two wheeler and even first smiles. My phone and most of […]

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Unpolished Moments

October 28, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I thought I lost my iPhoto library. I had spent an hour looking at online tutorials, following the step-by-step process of trying to transfer all of the photos from my MacBook Air onto a large external hard drive. I had purchased it the day that my brand new Air nearly […]

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Making (Toxin-Free!) Memories

October 27, 2014

One of hardest things about our first year living away from our family that first holiday season in New York City was missing out on my mom’s holiday cookie baking tradition. My babies hadn’t been quite old enough to join in the ritual of making her famous koulourikia, baklava and kourabiedes Greek pastries with her, […]

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Four Seasons, One Rooftop

October 26, 2014

Beau and I fell asleep together last night with tear stained, salty cheeks. Earlier in the evening, Justin and I had made a nice meal together. He roasted a tenderloin on the BBQ and I made fingerling potatoes and steamed green beans that had been trimmed by my middles, Zoe and Beau. The Giants are […]

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New Routines and a Special Delivery

October 24, 2014

It’s a little silly to talk about finding balance (a dirty mommy word in my book) with a newborn, 3 big kids, a puppy, a marriage, and a career to manage. Elusive as it might be, striving for equality and the yin to my yang in every day endeavors is a priority, because without it […]

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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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Girl Time Forever

October 22, 2014

This post is brought to you by Target. Get More Cuuuute with Hello Kitty at Target. Growing up, on a daily basis my immediate family consisted of my mother and sister. My sister and I did everything together, and girl time was not just a treat, it was a given. I think about the relationship […]

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From Sleep to Sanity

October 21, 2014

I never understood how crucial sleep is until I became a mother. I think about the days that I willingly pulled all-nighters, cramming on art projects during college or studying for exams, or staying up with friends and partying. The lack of sleep on those days was hardly a factor in my mental well being. […]

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October 21, 2014

There are so many layers to our days, most of which get discarded like tear sheets floating to the floor in the room that holds the master drawing board. Moments that I should be enjoying and building upon end up crumpled and pitched into the corner where the waste bin lies. Beau has been so […]

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Everything in a Smile

October 17, 2014

Like most adolescents, I was a pretty shy and self-conscious tween (like, before that was an actual term. I’m old like that). I fussed over my clothes and my hair, overthinking every single aspect of my appearance like my life depended on it. While I could change those things every day, I couldn’t fix one […]

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