Eight Miles of Magic (and Comfort)

I never really knew how much I didn’t walk on a regular basis until we sold our cars and moved to New York City. Suddenly, my “easy” transportation everywhere became a daily routine of assessing the outside elements and mapping out our routes. We walked...


The Best of Us

The family and I just came home from a long and involved vacation to Washington State. We flew with the kids to Seattle for a few nights and then rented a car and drove to an island off of the coast for a few more...


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...


Trustworthy Constants

Over the course of the past year and a half, our lives have changed significantly in almost every way. We moved to the Bay Area from New York City, effectively upending any and all routines we had set in place, from groceries to travel to...


Treasuring New Experiences

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...


Momma Loves: Travel Edition

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...


The Essence of Giving is in The Little Things

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...


Total Immersion Parenting

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,...


My Heart in New York City

The family and I took a boat ride to Liberty and Ellis Islands before our flight home, and it couldn't have been a more perfect closure to a truly full circle experience for all of us in the city that we all grew up in...


Holidays in Their Eyes

While family truly encompasses the spirit of the holidays, New York City is like the tinsel on the Christmas Tree. The magic in the air swirling around the chilly buildings within the streets of Manhattan is nearly palpable. Up until we moved to the city...


Finding Enough

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...


Engaging Fun on the Fly

I call Beau my Game Changer. Countless times and in all ways, he has sent me back to the parenting books and challenged us to learn how to approach him. He lives and loves with all of his heart and it is wonderful and amazing,...

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