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 …

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 (or didn’t need) to hear. On one hand, we look at data and on another, we consider our careers, relationships, and what we can …

Organization

07.12.21

How to Declutter, Organize, and Store Toys

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to …

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to take over your home. During a pandemic or long, cold winter, you might even find yourself making a few too many purchases to try to keep things fun while you hibernate. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why yes …

Childhood Cancer

06.23.21

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy During Chemo, Clinic, and Hospital Stays

My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia less than two months before her second …

My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia less than two months before her second birthday. We spent half the first month inpatient and over the next eight months spent a lot of time at clinic. During those first few weeks, we were in survival mode and had no idea what we …

Motherhood

06.15.21

The Transition From One to Two Kids

Now that I am (just about) one year into being a mom of …

Now that I am (just about) one year into being a mom of two, I finally feel like I’m in a place where I can talk about the transition from one to two kids. This has been one of my most requested blog posts but I wanted to be able …

Motherhood

06.02.21

The Unexpected Ways Motherhood Changed Me

Motherhood was going to be different for me. I’d weave my kids into …

Motherhood was going to be different for me. I’d weave my kids into my work, life, and travels, and would just continue my life with a baby in tow. And I wouldn’t be one of those moms who always worried or felt guilty when I wasn’t with my baby. My …

Motherhood

05.05.21

The Transition from One to Two Kids

Ten months into being a mom of two, I finally felt like I …

Ten months into being a mom of two, I finally felt like I could properly reflect on what it was like going from one to two kids. I wish I had written something sooner because those newborn days are such a blur, but they go by so quickly and I …

Motherhood

04.14.21

Grieving an Early Miscarriage

Over the last few months, as we’ve fallen more and more in love …

Over the last few months, as we’ve fallen more and more in love with Kate, I’ve found myself thinking back to a conversation with a friend shortly after my miscarriage. She had gone through the same loss twice and told me that her son wouldn’t be here had she not …

Baby & Toddler

04.13.21

My Favorite Baby Essentials You Can Buy on Amazon

Now that I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months …

Now that I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months and I’ve collectively parented babies under a year for 21 months, I like to think I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Of course it’s different for every parent and baby, but after testing multiple items and …

Motherhood

04.07.21

The Comparison and Judgment of Women and Motherhood on Social Media

I feel good about the decisions I’ve made for myself and know that …

I feel good about the decisions I’ve made for myself and know that my honesty puts me at risk of being judged on social media. But not being honest puts other moms at risk. Social media has changed how we feel as mothers – who we are, how things look, …

Family

04.02.21

Q&A: How We Found a Part-Time Nanny

After more than a year without any childcare and finally getting Margot through …

After more than a year without any childcare and finally getting Margot through frontline treatment, it felt like the right time to look into a part-time nanny. Things have changed so much since the start of the pandemic and it feels like a lot to have someone in our home, …

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 …

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 more than once …

Motherhood

04.13.20

Second Trimester Q&A

I hit 28 weeks (the start of the third trimester!) on Saturday. I …

I hit 28 weeks (the start of the third trimester!) on Saturday. I can’t believe how close we are to meeting our second baby girl. This pregnancy feels like it’s flying by and the whole working from home while watching a toddler and never leaving the house thing seems to …

Baby & Toddler

04.06.20

Our Favorite Toddler Friendly Activities To Do at Home

We’re one month into self-isolation with our toddler and both my husband and …

We’re one month into self-isolation with our toddler and both my husband and I have been working from home without childcare. If you’re new here, I’m one of the founders of The Everygirl and The Everymom so everything I do can be done online (minus a few photo shoots all …

Motherhood

01.19.20

1st Trimester Q&A

I’m coming up on 16 weeks (in 2 days, according to my pregnancy …

I’m coming up on 16 weeks (in 2 days, according to my pregnancy app) and definitely thought I was 14 weeks along. Signs of a second pregnancy – you never know how far along you are or what “fruit” your baby is. I swear I checked a few times a …

Baby & Toddler

12.11.19

Life with a Toddler and 16 Months of Motherhood

It’s been 9 months since I’ve written an update on life with my …

It’s been 9 months since I’ve written an update on life with my baby girl. My toddler. The saying holds so true that the days are long and years are short, and it’s almost impossible to believe that she’s half a year away from her second birthday. I’m going to …

Motherhood

08.11.19

1 Year of Motherhood: Your Questions Answered

Now that Margot is one (she’s already 13 months! – can’t believe it!), …

Now that Margot is one (she’s already 13 months! – can’t believe it!), I wanted to answer some of your questions on my first year of motherhood. The past year was such a blur – so hard but also so magical. I miss how tiny she used to be but …

Motherhood

05.08.19

Mom Talk: How We Co-Parent and Divide Household Chores

With my first Mother’s Day just a few days away, I’ve been thinking …

With my first Mother’s Day just a few days away, I’ve been thinking a lot about my role as Margot’s mom. I love this amazing, beautiful little human than I ever could have imagined, and being her mom is simultaneously the most incredible and most difficult thing I’ve ever done.

Baby & Toddler

05.06.19

Traveling With a Baby Under One Year Old

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, …

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, and that hardly makes me an expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. After getting quite a few questions about what did and didn’t work for us, I wanted to share some of …

Career

04.23.19

How Do You Do It All?

Someone recently asked me how I do “it all” – motherhood, a full-time …

Someone recently asked me how I do “it all” – motherhood, a full-time job, a “thriving” blog, and home design. My answer is simple. “I don’t.” I messaged Kate Mundo, an amazing mom who is with her baby girl full-time all while growing her blog, to chat through her question. She …