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Eight Years & Well Rounded

"That attitude and confidence will suit her well when she’s grown,” a stranger called out to me as I struggled with Zoe. Our oldest daughter Zoe has forever been known as our strong-willed, confident and entirely loving child. She learned early on how to express...

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Big and Little Journeys for All

I don’t consider myself an expert on much. I’ve done a lot of things for many years, from studying to actual real-life experiences and working in the field, but it would take a lot for me to appropriate that term to myself in any way....

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Into Her Own

Yesterday while making breakfast, Evvie bounced into the kitchen singing and swinging her baby around like she usually does.  She has quite the spirit, one that I can’t say is completely unique to her (as she often reminds us of Beau), but certainly a special...

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Fun For All with Kids and Crafts

We’re big communicators in our family - it’s the one thing I try to be the very best at with my kids. Each child is so different that this has been a real challenge in some ways, as well as a learning experience that changes...

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Baking With My Baby

Earlier this year we enrolled Evvie into a preschool program a couple of days a week for two year olds, just like we did with Jack, Zoe and Beau. It was a good time to start socializing, but mostly it was intended as an independent...

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Adventure Awaits

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our lifestyle and how much time we spend outdoors. How different it would be if we still lived in an apartment in New York City, and how grateful I am for those years as difficult as they were...

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A Brand New Me

Throughout my adulthood, self-care has taken on new meanings, depending on my phase of life. In college I spent a lot of time in the gym, but it wasn’t for my mental health, it was mostly geared toward my physique and physical well being. It...

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Summertime Warriors

There were a few reasons why we chose the coast as our home after Justin graduated from New York University. We weren’t originally from the Santa Cruz area, but the ocean has always been a large part of our lives both individually, as a couple...

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Fantastically Unfiltered

Over the last couple years, I have really had to think about how I want to share my life and our family with the rest of the world. It is something that I enjoy, being able to be creative in my photography while freezing moments...

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Hello, It’s Me

Social media has changed so much since I started blogging 7 years ago. In the beginning, I told stories because sometimes parenting feels like operating in a vacuum. We had just moved to New York City and I was desperate for a community, someone and...

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At Her Own Speed

Evvie didn’t walk until she was thirteen months old. We had prepared for her to be mobile so much earlier, as her siblings were all walking between nine and ten months and riding scooters by eleven months.  Not only was she not interested in walking,...

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Love At First Bark

I’ve always been a sideline believer in hocus-pocus, that the moon and the stars can determine our destiny, that our horoscope is a clear recipe for all of our underlying traits. I’ve had my palm read and I have wished on stars since as far...

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