Holidays in Their Eyes

December 4, 2014

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 five years ago, I had never felt Christmas like I […]

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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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Engaging Fun on the Fly

November 28, 2014

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, but it can be a struggle to parent him, too. […]

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November 27, 2014

Being in New York City with my family during Thanksgiving couldn’t be any more poignant for me. We’re eating at crowded diners and dear friend’s homes. We’re walking and scootering all over the city, running into nearly everyone we know on the streets, from dear friends to acquaintances, some of them strangers that feel like […]

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Dressing Up in Holiday Glee (plus a special offer)

November 26, 2014

I love the laid-back atmosphere of our little beach town. There are few, if any, reasons to get dressed up (or get dressed at all, lets be real) on any given day here in Santa Cruz. The dress code is surfer-chic; On any given day we can all be found sporting our flip-flops and hoodies, […]

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New York, New York

November 25, 2014

We flew into New York City on a red eye flight this morning, all six of us. I packed for almost two days straight prior to leaving and still managed to leave Zoe’s socks behind. I mean, how does one forget socks? Traveling with four children is a level of intensity that even I was […]

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Happy Travelers

November 24, 2014

I never thought I’d get used to living without a car. About six months after we moved to New York City, I was trudging through the wind, ice, and rain with two kids and three bags of groceries crammed into our double stroller and I realized that I had finally gotten to the point of […]

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Rain Dance

November 23, 2014

There are a handful of memories that I have from my childhood that I hold on to. Some of them, my favorite memories, are random and otherwise insignificant; A day at the movies with my mom and sister, an evening catching fire flies with my cousins in our front yard, and one with just my […]

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