Childhood Cancer

08.09.21

Danielle Moss x Monica and Andy For Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Next Month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I am excited and honored …

Next Month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I am excited and honored to kick things off early with my friends at Monica and Andy. They’ve re-released their lemonade print and will be donating a portion of every sale of this print to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. We’ve raised over $33,000 …

Baby and Kids

08.05.21

Baby Essentials: What You Need The First Year

Having a new baby is an adventure, and there are a million decisions …

Having a new baby is an adventure, and there are a million decisions for new parents to make. And the “essentials” will blow your mind. In addition to the basics, there are a million cute and tiny things you’ll convince yourself you need, but the reality is that you don’t.

Childhood Cancer

08.04.21

Why I’m Tired of Being Told I’m Strong

This might be a controversial post, but I owe it to the moms …

This might be a controversial post, but I owe it to the moms I’ve met on this journey. I owe it to those of you who want to best show up for the people you care about. So today, I want to talk about why I’m tired of being told …

Life Lately

08.03.21

Life Lately: What We’ve Been Up To The Last Month and A Big Change for August

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and …

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and my sister visited from California. I’m gearing up for another fall and winter at home, so I’ve been in organization and design mode. We’re making a change to our living room and some bedroom updates, too. I …

Personal

08.01.21

The Lessons I Learned Starting Over in a New City

It’s been 11 years – more than a decade since I moved from …

It’s been 11 years – more than a decade since I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. Most of the people I know who relocated made the move for a job, partner, or had some sort of connection to their new city. Then there’s me. I made the somewhat irrational …

Home

07.30.21

How To Warm Up A White Bedroom

Our bedroom is one of those rooms that’s felt sort of finished but …

Our bedroom is one of those rooms that’s felt sort of finished but not done. It’s fine enough but a bit sterile and incomplete. We spend so much of our time (you know, all of it) at home and are gearing up for another cold, isolated winter. Given those circumstances, …

Shopping

07.29.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in July

These posts always make me want to not buy anything the following month …

These posts always make me want to not buy anything the following month because how did I buy so much? Oof. But then  I look at these purchases, and they all make so much sense. 🙃 Lightweight summer masks, something for the girls to climb, fridge organization, beauty essentials, etc.

Baby and Kids

07.26.21

Three Years With Margot Rose

My baby turned three a few weeks ago and I realized I’d want …

My baby turned three a few weeks ago and I realized I’d want to have this post to look back on. To know her is to love her – I really can’t believe we’ve had three years with Margot! She’s kind, funny, sweet, loving, empathetic, inquisitive, smart, silly, grateful and …

Motherhood

07.25.21

Q&A: Motherhood in Your Late Thirties

A few days ago, I mentioned that I was working on a blog …

A few days ago, I mentioned that I was working on a blog post about becoming a mom in my mid-late 30s. The questions started coming in – someone mentioned that thirty-five wasn’t “late” and for the record, I agree – so I decided to say something in stories. Then …

Fashion

07.24.21

Summer Style: What’s on my List

With August just a few days away, I can’t shake the feeling that …

With August just a few days away, I can’t shake the feeling that summer is coming to an end. But it’s not – we still have plenty of time, and I am still very much in summer mode. Let’s talk about summer style: what’s on my list. Thinking of crisp …

Baby and Kids

07.23.21

One Year with Kate

I shared Kate’s birth story one year ago and an eight month update …

I shared Kate’s birth story one year ago and an eight month update last spring, so it’s time for another update on our Kate now that she’s one! Kate turned one on June 27 and she’s not 13 months yet so I made it. Since very few people (read: no …

Motherhood

07.23.21

Having A Baby In Your Mid – Late 30s

I became a mom at thirty-five and again at thirty-seven. It didn’t feel …

I became a mom at thirty-five and again at thirty-seven. It didn’t feel late at the time, but science and doctors told me everything I needed to hear. On one hand, we look at data. On another, we consider our careers, relationships, and what we can handle financially and emotionally.

Family

07.20.21

The Final Year of Leukemia Treatment

This week marks the start of the final 365 days of treatment. In …

This week marks the start of the final 365 days of treatment. In July 2022, Margot will ring the bell (I cry just thinking about it). She will take her last dose of her daily chemo (pill), and her port will be removed. The protocol is long and sometimes feels …

Shopping

07.16.21

What to Buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale content feels like too much for me (and …

If the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale content feels like too much for me (and it does), it probably feels like too much for you. Nordstrom affiliate conversion is fantastic, but it feels like everyone’s pushing the same stuff that no one actually needs. I had plans to skip the sale like …

Organization

07.13.21

Our Ikea Pax Entry & Coat Closet

I loved our first little house, but the smaller footprint started to feel …

I loved our first little house, but the smaller footprint started to feel smaller as our little family grew. We moved in during the month of May, but come winter, realized that we were missing a real coat closet. The previous owners installed this IKEA system in our entry and …

Q&A

07.09.21

July Q&A: Relationships, Clean Beauty, Life, and Motherhood

Time for a July Q&A. Sharing requested links and answering your questions about …

Time for a July Q&A. Sharing requested links and answering your questions about relationships, clean beauty, life, and and motherhood. July Q&A: Relationships, Clean Beauty, Life, and Motherhood How are you doing? Thank you to everyone who asked a version of this question. Every month seems to feel better at …

Entertaining

07.08.21

How to Plan a Moana Themed Birthday

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday …

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday for months, so I transformed our house into Motunui on her special day. One of the best parts of being a mom is making your child’s dreams come true, and it felt so special to make some …

Self Improvement

07.07.21

Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

We are halfway through 2021 and the last 365 days came with some …

We are halfway through 2021 and the last 365 days came with some big life changes. Like many of you, I spent most of 2020 just trying to get through the year. The pandemic forced us to slow down and take a closer look at how we live. It took …

Organization

07.05.21

How to Organize a Refrigerator

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, …

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something …

Blogging

06.30.21

The Best Mirrorless Camera for Family Photos and Blogging

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get …

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get asked what kind of camera I use. Two years later, you can now visit my blog, search “digital camera” or “mirrorless camera” and this post will show up. You’re welcome and also, sorry it took me over …

Organization

06.29.21

The Best Container Store Bins and Organizers

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been …

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been a work in progress the last few years. I was very pregnant when we moved and life, work, and babies took over. As much as I thrive when things are organized (I’ve always been that way) I …