Baby and Kids

12.20.20

The Best Toys For Two Year Olds

When it comes to toddlers, it’s amazing how much things can change in …

When it comes to toddlers, it’s amazing how much things can change in five months. Earlier this year, I shared Margot’s play area and some of her favorite toys. Now that she’s almost half a year older and loves to dance, sing, play pretend, and put stickers on every single …

Home

12.20.20

The Best Window Treatments For a Sunroom

When we found out we were expecting our second baby, I converted our …

When we found out we were expecting our second baby, I converted our third bedroom from an office to a nursery. But I still work from home and needed a workspace, so I turned our sunroom (which was honestly more like a storage room) into a sunroom and office. The …

My Home

12.19.20

Our Family Room Triptych Gallery Wall

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into …

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into a family room and playroom. Since it’s a smaller home (just under 2000 square feet) and only has a living room on the main floor, we wanted place for family movie nights, and spot to hang out …

Holiday

12.12.20

Gifts for In-Laws and Grandparents

There’s still time to order gifts in time for Christmas and based on …

There’s still time to order gifts in time for Christmas and based on your responses on my Instagram poll, you’re struggling with what to get your in-laws. So today’s gift guide: gifts for In-Laws and Grandparents! Christmas time and I’m here to help! I stayed up way (way) too late …

Holiday

11.27.20

2020 Gift Guide: Gifts for Men

Here it is! My most-requested gift guide for dads, husbands, and all the …

Here it is! My most-requested gift guide for dads, husbands, and all the other men in your life. Why are gifts for men so hard to find? As much as I’d love to take credit for this one, I chose the joggers and bourbon – the rest was all Conor.

Baby and Kids

11.27.20

The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

This post was originally published in 2019. I love Christmas and have dreamed …

This post was originally published in 2019. I love Christmas and have dreamed of spending the holidays with a family of my own for as long as I can remember. Last Christmas was Margot’s first, but she was only 6 months old, so things are a lot different this year.

Holiday

11.22.20

2020 Gift Guide: My Favorite Things

2020. The year of sweatsuits. This almost turned into a roundup of loungewear …

2020. The year of sweatsuits. This almost turned into a roundup of loungewear and cleaning products because those are my most-used items this year and I probably got more excited about my new floor steamer and natural cleaners than I probably should have. But I stopped myself and decided to …

Holiday

11.12.20

2020 Gift Guide: Gifts for Toddlers

I know it’s early but our tree is up and I’m feeling festive, …

I know it’s early but our tree is up and I’m feeling festive, so I put together my first (and hopefully not my last) gift guide! I’ve been on the hunt for gifts for Margot so I included a few that are on my list along with some of our …

Baby and Kids

10.16.20

Newborn Essentials For The First Three Months

The process of preparing for a baby is a bit different when it’s …

The process of preparing for a baby is a bit different when it’s your second. There’s no spending an hour researching the best nail clippers that won’t hurt your baby or what monitor to buy. You, for the most part, know what newborn essentials you need for baby number two.

Shopping

10.13.20

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day is here! We’re still in isolation (and will be for …

Amazon Prime Day is here! We’re still in isolation (and will be for the remainder of 2020) and the holidays are coming up, so now’s the time to score a deal on some best-sellers. I wanted to share some of my favorite items and others I’ve had my eye on.

My Home

09.29.20

My Home Office and Sunroom

The french doors off our living room lead to the most charming little …

The french doors off our living room lead to the most charming little sunroom – a room that I had big plans for when we moved into our home over two years ago. Until a few weeks ago, the view through those doors was…not good. Life got in the way, …

Motherhood

09.15.20

Life After a Childhood Cancer Diagnosis

On May 16, 2020, my 22-month-old daughter Margot was diagnosed with Leukemia. That …

On May 16, 2020, my 22-month-old daughter Margot was diagnosed with Leukemia. That time had already felt complicated with isolation (due to COVID), no longer having childcare (also due to COVID), and a new baby just six weeks away. Childhood cancer is never ok, but pre-diagnosis, everything felt like too …

Giving

09.14.20

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Auction

My daughter Margot was diagnosed with Leukemia in May 2020. Seeing children and …

My daughter Margot was diagnosed with Leukemia in May 2020. Seeing children and babies on the oncology floor or watching toxic but life-saving drugs slowly drip into your daughter’s IV while she naps will change your life and heart forever. We are only a few months into treatment but I …

My Home

09.08.20

Bedroom Design Ideas

Over two years after moving into our home, our bedroom is finally (almost) …

Over two years after moving into our home, our bedroom is finally (almost) done. I was very pregnant with Margot when we moved into this house and between work, motherhood, construction delays, and COVID, finishing each room has taken longer than planned. Right now, getting Margot through treatment and caring …

My Home

09.06.20

A Soft Pink Girls Nursery

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing …

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing something about how she wouldn’t wear pink. A touch of blush here and there? Sure. But pink? Nope. Then a perfectly pink-hued rug vintage rug turned this space into a sweet, soft, pink nursery. Naturally, I was …

Baby and Kids

08.10.20

Our Favorite Baby Names

I’ve been asked to share my favorite names for both girls and boys, …

I’ve been asked to share my favorite names for both girls and boys, and even though Kate was at the top of my list since high school, I wasn’t able to fully commit until after she was born. Everyone (family and friends) knew she’d be Kate. I knew she’d be …

Q&A

07.31.20

Q&A: How I’m Doing, Margot’s Diagnosis, and Life with Two

It’s been a few months since my last Q&A, so today I’m going …

It’s been a few months since my last Q&A, so today I’m going to answer all your questions about life with two girls during a pandemic, how I’m doing since Margot’s diagnosis, and I’ll share a few links to some commonly asked about items, too. There were a lot of …

Entertaining

07.30.20

Sunshine and Rainbow Birthday Decor

Knowing that we would be isolated for Margot’s second birthday and that planning …

Knowing that we would be isolated for Margot’s second birthday and that planning anything would be tough with a due date just two days before she turned two, I started planning early. There wouldn’t be a party, but she’d wake up to a house full of decorations and have a …

Motherhood

07.18.20

Kate’s Birth Story

Our second baby girl, Kate Elizabeth, arrived on June 27th at 12:59PM weighing …

Our second baby girl, Kate Elizabeth, arrived on June 27th at 12:59PM weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz. She came quickly and looks so much like Margot with the squishiest little cheeks. We’re so in love. This pregnancy was planned before worlds were turned upside down. We made the …

Family

06.07.20

Conversations With My Great Aunt Rose

My great aunt Rose has always been one of my favorite people – …

My great aunt Rose has always been one of my favorite people – and she has made such an impact on the person I’ve become. She was my grandmother’s older sister and never married or had children, so I was basically her granddaughter, and for some reason, I was her …

Q&A

05.11.20

Q&A: Therapy and Getting Ready for Baby #2

Time for another Q&A: your questions, answered! This month I’m answering your questions …

Time for another Q&A: your questions, answered! This month I’m answering your questions about going back to therapy (virtually during isolation), pregnancy, and some favorite products (for the home and toddlers). If you have any questions after reading this post, please leave them in the comments section below!  Q&A Your …