From the category archives:

Parenting

All of Me

December 20, 2014

At some point, in between the lunches and diapers the music performances and little league games nursing and wooden puzzles searching for lost doll shoes and cleaning up piles of glitter I’ll stop and breathe them in and hold them tight. I won’t let the glory of their years flying by suffocate me with with […]

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Treasuring New Experiences

December 13, 2014

The beauty of childhood is essentially living in the moment, rejoicing in the immediate and riding the chariot of spontaneity right on into the sunset. I’ve learned over the years that I cannot control new situations or how my children respond to them, but I can try to keep the basics consistent and predictable-something they […]

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Momma Loves: Travel Edition

December 11, 2014

I’ve been traveling with my babies for years now, as hard as it is for me to believe that. Taking the family to New York City was the first time we’ve traveled with all four, all together though-something that felt like an incredibly monumental feat. There are a few products that I love that we […]

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The Essence of Giving is in The Little Things

December 11, 2014

Although considerably privileged, neither my husband nor I were raised amongst affluence. We were taught the value of a dollar through circumstance; Our parents have held full time jobs our entire lives for the most part, working hard and earning enough to provide for us without much extra. I never wanted for much, but I […]

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Total Immersion Parenting

December 9, 2014

It didn’t take long after we returned from our family vacation in New York City for us to be completely thrown back into our normal life. The kids have taken turns getting colds and staying home from school, we celebrated Beau’s birthday over the weekend, Justin’s back in the office and I just got home […]

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Three

December 7, 2014

Sometimes words just don’t cut it. Happy birthday, baby. You are my whole heart and I am so lucky to be your momma.

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Baking for Happiness

December 6, 2014

Truth be told, I don’t exercise much. Ideally, I’d like to swim more and I’m working hard to incorporate an hour into my day to be able to get to the pool and swim laps, but realistically I just haven’t been able make it happen. Baby Evvie is nursing exclusively around the clock, and I’m […]

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Magical Childhood Memories

December 3, 2014

During our four years in New York City, one of my favorite stories from our life there happens to be one of the things that bothered me incredibly when we were actually living it. Each year at Christmas time, we’d shuffle around the boxes from underneath our bed and unearth our plastic, pre-lit tree. Justin […]

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Making Time for Eachother

December 1, 2014

I can count on one hand how many dates I’ve been on with my husband in the past year.Give or take one or two nights, we went out for our anniversary, one night before Evvie was born, and once for Justin’s birthday. It’s not something I’m proud of, obviously, but given all that we’ve had […]

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Finding Enough

November 30, 2014

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 to be even semi-permanently with my babies. Until I got […]

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