Restore

October 21, 2014

There are so many layers to our days, most of which get discarded like tear sheets floating to the floor in the room that holds the master drawing board. Moments that I should be enjoying and building upon end up crumpled and pitched into the corner where the waste bin lies. Beau has been so […]

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Everything in a Smile

October 17, 2014

Like most adolescents, I was a pretty shy and self-conscious tween (like, before that was an actual term. I’m old like that). I fussed over my clothes and my hair, overthinking every single aspect of my appearance like my life depended on it. While I could change those things every day, I couldn’t fix one […]

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Momma Loves

October 17, 2014

This week seems to only be getting harder with little Beau and his separation emotional turmoil over baby Evvie joining our family, so I’ve been spending as much one-on-one time as I possibly can with him. That means having as many adults in our home as we can get at this point, and I’m just […]

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On Secret Keeping & Anticipation

October 15, 2014

When we found out we were pregnant with Jack, my husband didn’t want to find out what his gender was. He wanted that surprise in the delivery room where the doctor announces and we all rejoice in happiness and tears. That wasn’t something I was interested in, as I had been carrying this child for […]

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Everything Will Be OK

October 14, 2014

I want to tell you about Beau. About how sensitive he is and how he’s so totally emotionally tuned in to all of us. I wish you could hear the way he calls his baby sister “Baby Evvvvvie”, it’s so cute and sweet that it actually feels like my heart is going to crack and […]

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Momma Loves: New Baby Edition

October 10, 2014

Things have been pretty heavy around here, and whenever I start feeling suffocated I just want to do something mindless. So I either shop or turn on Bravo. TV watching hasn’t been much of an option since I’m working and mothering most of the day, so online browsing has been my go to. There are […]

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Feeling Beautiful for Her

October 8, 2014

Sometimes the ultimate mind, body and soul rejuvenation for me is a new hair cut. So, I booked an appointment and went to get my hair done for the first time in the three weeks since Evvie was born. I was eager for the physiological cleansing that only a new haircut can bring, and so […]

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Growing With Them

October 7, 2014

Jack and Zoe are 19 months apart. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the time we spent together during those first few completely wild, totally amazing years. How I loved having two babies. We did everything together, so many firsts spent learning about life, the three of us. Our first time in Manhattan; on […]

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Exchanging Thoughts instead of Things

October 6, 2014

Marriage has been one of the greatest learning experiences (read: challenges) of my lifetime. Justin and I didn’t know each other all that well when we tied the knot less than a year after we met, so much of our getting-to-know-you time happened in warp speed. Eight years later and I can confidently say that […]

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Summer in October

October 6, 2014

Apple picking this year was a little different than in years past. For starters, it’s 100 degrees. For this area it’s pretty typical for it to be warm this time of year, but I can’t recall it being this hot out. The kids have been swimming during the day and heading to the beach with […]

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