From the category archives:


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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Sweet (and urgent) Nesting Moments

August 11, 2014

For thirty-six weeks, this baby has been growing within me. I find pregnancy to be the wildest journey, albeit paling in comparison to its next stage of full-blown parenting. The midwife I saw recently seemed slightly concerned that I might go into labor early given the amount of contractions I’ve been having, and I would […]

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Back to School & a Fancy Collaboration with Tea Collection

August 7, 2014

By the time September rolls around, the days are still hot and feel worn like a really great pair of leather boots. The sun is always welcome, but the hours stretch on as if ignoring that pestering shoulder tap coming from fall. We don’t want to call it quits yet, please. We want more swimming […]

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Theme BBQ Night: Half Birthday Celebration

August 6, 2014

This post is sponsored by Target. More Turtles, More Bold and Daring Fun: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Target. My children were all born in either fall or winter. Jack and Beau are my winter babies, and Zoe and the new baby will both be […]

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August is Waiting

August 4, 2014

I realize that the month of July has been over for four days already, but at the pace we’re moving, the rate our weeks are filling, and the faster this last trimester seems to be flying has me feeling nostalgic. Not like the normal nostalgia, more like I miss last week and I’d really like […]

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A BBQ Beautiful Summer

August 3, 2014

When I think of summer, BBQs come to mind immediately. This was especially challenging when we lived in New York City. Not only did we not have a grill, but we didn’t have a deck or a backyard to grill on in the first place. We got creative by packing picnics and heading to Governor’s […]

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A Little Love and Self Preservation

July 31, 2014

Being in a completely different country without my children made for a much larger learning experience than I had anticipated. I was completely removed from everything that I associate myself with on a daily basis in terms of routine. My responsibilities as well as most of what I hold in my heart were left in […]

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Common Interests and Blossoming Brotherhood

July 25, 2014

This post is sponsored by Target. More Turtles, More Bold and Daring Fun: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Target. It’s easy to say that these early years are incredibly monumental in the development of a child and their personalities. Each year starting from birth seems […]

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