Sweet (and urgent) Nesting Moments

August 11, 2014

For thirty-six weeks, this baby has been growing within me. I find pregnancy to be the wildest journey, albeit paling in comparison to its next stage of full-blown parenting. The midwife I saw recently seemed slightly concerned that I might go into labor early given the amount of contractions I’ve been having, and I would […]

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Competitive Sports: A Brave New World

August 8, 2014

Jack was a perfect baby. He was sweet and reserved, gentle and loving to everyone. I still say that he is the reason we kept having more children… He’s a joy and a love through and through. Over his short seven years, he has retained those traits-his sensitivity to others and their feelings brings me […]

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Back to School & a Fancy Collaboration with Tea Collection

August 7, 2014

By the time September rolls around, the days are still hot and feel worn like a really great pair of leather boots. The sun is always welcome, but the hours stretch on as if ignoring that pestering shoulder tap coming from fall. We don’t want to call it quits yet, please. We want more swimming […]

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Theme BBQ Night: Half Birthday Celebration

August 6, 2014

This post is sponsored by Target. More Turtles, More Bold and Daring Fun: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Target. My children were all born in either fall or winter. Jack and Beau are my winter babies, and Zoe and the new baby will both be […]

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August is Waiting

August 4, 2014

I realize that the month of July has been over for four days already, but at the pace we’re moving, the rate our weeks are filling, and the faster this last trimester seems to be flying has me feeling nostalgic. Not like the normal nostalgia, more like I miss last week and I’d really like […]

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A BBQ Beautiful Summer

August 3, 2014

When I think of summer, BBQs come to mind immediately. This was especially challenging when we lived in New York City. Not only did we not have a grill, but we didn’t have a deck or a backyard to grill on in the first place. We got creative by packing picnics and heading to Governor’s […]

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Walk With Us for the Dogs (plus a Giveaway!)

August 1, 2014

This post is sponsored by Merial, the maker of NexGard™ (afoxolaner) Chewables for Dogs. To learn more, please visit www.1MillionStepsforDogs.com Living in New York City was a blessing and, well, less than so in some ways. I often felt that our sanity relied on making sure we got out of the apartment at least a […]

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A Little Love and Self Preservation

July 31, 2014

Being in a completely different country without my children made for a much larger learning experience than I had anticipated. I was completely removed from everything that I associate myself with on a daily basis in terms of routine. My responsibilities as well as most of what I hold in my heart were left in […]

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The Ultimate Babymoon

July 28, 2014

The following post was sponsored by JetBlue Getaways. My husband and I are very different when it comes to budgeting. He comes from a family that prioritizes vacation and saves yearly for them. I prefer to spend as needed on daily activities and other various expenses without thinking too much about it. Justin grew up […]

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Common Interests and Blossoming Brotherhood

July 25, 2014

This post is sponsored by Target. More Turtles, More Bold and Daring Fun: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Target. It’s easy to say that these early years are incredibly monumental in the development of a child and their personalities. Each year starting from birth seems […]

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