International, Baby

November 9, 2014

Evvie and I got back late last night from a very quick and amazing trip to Toronto. I had been anticipating this trip for a couple of weeks, Justin and I even went to San Francisco to order Evvie a rush passport just so we’d be able to travel together in time. I was fairly […]

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Toying with New Concepts

November 7, 2014

Growing up, I had a few very special dolls that I never let out of my sight. I also had a box of Barbie dolls and Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Ponys that I played with until their hair was matted and their clothes tattered. I loved wearing dresses with lace, especially the kind […]

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One Year with Theo

November 7, 2014

It’s been one year since we brought Theo home. Zoe and I drove to the shelter to collect him, just the two of us. She had been asking incessantly for a puppy for as long as she could verbalize it. The entire 20 minute ride from our house to the vet, she squealed in delight […]

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The Art of Gifting

November 5, 2014

Justin and I were the first in our group of friends to marry and settle down. We were also the first to have babies, and have continuously been the youngest in our peer groups to have families. Our friends that were parents were those who we met in parenting classes and lactation groups-all of us, […]

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Lessons in Bowling

November 4, 2014

“You look great, Steve!” I remarked as I passed our neighbor, dressed in his costume on Friday. “Thanks!” he fired back. “You look like a drowned rat”! I do now and I will always appreciate his honesty. I absolutely did look like a drowned rat after taking the kids through their costume parade in the […]

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Unexpected Connections

November 3, 2014

It feels like my family’s lives have been through constant and aggressive change for a little over a year now since we moved from New York City to California. The shift from one coast to the other couldn’t have been more extreme in every way, but we had each other throughout the entire process, physically […]

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A Rainy, Lovely Holiday

November 3, 2014

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved Halloween. The turning of the seasons during the first couple weeks of October, even in California, are some of the most lovely of the year. I think of family, warm delicious meals and cozy evenings bundled up by the fireplace. I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite. […]

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Dancing with Technology and Screen Time

October 31, 2014

Jack watched his first television show when he was about 20 months old. Zoe had only been around a week or two, and I was at my wits end trying to figure out how to nurse her and entertain him at the same time. During a particularly fussy period for Zoe, I became exasperated. This […]

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Momma Loves

October 30, 2014

Today is a bit of a hodgepodge of things that I’ve been wanting to yell from the rooftops about. Products that I have found on the internet and just absolutely love. The first is a new one for me. The La Siesta baby hammock. It keeps her snug and cozy, and responds to her movement […]

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Capturing Pieces of Them

October 29, 2014

I haven’t quite grasped the practice of video taping my kids. Mostly I leave that up to Justin, and his phone fills quickly with all sorts of random clips of each child. There are baseball moments, first cartwheels in gymnastics, first rides on a two wheeler and even first smiles. My phone and most of […]

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