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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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Cherishing The Moments, And The Photos

It’s about that time of year again, when I start stressing out about taking holiday photos with the family. I worry about where we’ll take them, who will take them, what I will wear and what the kids will wear. Once we get them back...

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October Versions of Us

We talked for a couple of weeks about where we wanted to take the kids to pick out pumpkins. There are several options that I'm aware of out here in Northern California: The dime-a-dozen roadside pop-up patches where they throw down a bunch of hay...

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Gathering the Reins from our Untethered Summer

The kids start school on Monday, and while I am usually overly melancholy about the beginning of the new school year and the routine that takes them out of the house for so long every week, I am thanking the universe in spades for the...

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Making the Impossible, Possible

Things I am thankful for, in order: My family, our health, our opportunity to work and earn a living, and our happiness as much as it ebbs and flows through our daily life. On the days that I struggle with any of those things that mean...

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Eyes on the Horizon

I’m not entirely sure I’ll ever get used to the visceral transformation process that comes with changing homes. We are currently knee deep in boxes, clutter, and the overwhelming emotional and tangible chaos that has engulfed our lives since we began the process last week. ...

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Theo, Beau and Evangeline; My Favorite Videos

I fell in love with photography around the time when Zoe was born and Jack was 19 months old. I had just gotten an iPhone, so the concept of social media, personal devices and digital iphoneography was all brand new to me. It took until...

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