Pets

The Legacy of a Name

I’ve had animals in my life for as long as I can remember. My first pet was a “barn cat" who lived with us in our apartment in Ohio. She wasn’t trained and had developed poor habits before she became a part of our family,...

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Love to Play

It's hard to believe that we lived in the middle of Manhattan less that two years ago. Our lifestyle was busy and hectic and active, but in a totally different way than it is now. We walked to school, to the park, to the grocery...

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Maintaining Our Family Heartbeat

Theo came into our lives at seven weeks old, but with the soul of a well traveled wanderer. He gravitated towards us and the spaces we frequently occupy as soon as he came home with us from the shelter, and fit in with our family...

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Silent Scripture

Lately I'm bringing my larger camera everywhere with me. Along with my iPhone that is saddled with a camera roll holding over 10,000 photos on it, I carry a digital SLR with a somewhat larger lens that makes it a very heavy and awkward accessory. Slung...

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Break for Spring

It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while we get to take the kids to breakfast. It's different than a lunch from a deli or a dinner in a packed taqueria. Breakfast is an art form of it's own, and on Sundays it's...

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Momma Loves: Pet Products

              There are a few things that we have been using with Theo and Charlie that we really, really love. A lot of them can be used for humans too (like tennis balls, blankets and shampoo), but there are a few that we really have appreciated...

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Big Family Travel

It's Friday, around 7:25am. Jack and Zoe are upstairs getting dressed and ready for school while I frantically make sandwiches and pack lunches for the two of them, plus one for Beau that will be ready in our refrigerator for when he gets home from...

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A Functional Space for Me

Last year when we moved to our new home, part of my infatuation with the house was centered around the gigantic master bedroom. In addition to having it's own bathroom (our own bathroom!), there is a balcony attached that looks over our downstairs patio, and...

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Magical Childhood Memories

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...

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One Year with Theo

It's been one year since we brought Theo home. Zoe and I drove to the shelter to collect him, just the two of us. She had been asking incessantly for a puppy for as long as she could verbalize it. The entire 20 minute ride...

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Unexpected Connections

It feels like my family's lives have been through constant and aggressive change for a little over a year now since we moved from New York City to California. The shift from one coast to the other couldn't have been more extreme in every way,...

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Theo and Beau Welcome Evangeline

I've been wanting to share with you the day that we brought Evvie home, but it's been a little raw for me up until recently. That day was so hectic, hardly the kind of serene and sweet "coming home" celebration we had hoped for, but...

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