Organization

06.10.22

Toy Organization: How to Declutter and Store Toys

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

When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the kids’ toys begin to take over your home. I don’t want to be dramatic and call it one of the biggest challenges of parenthood but when you have little kids, it can feel like a lot. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why …

Baby and Kids

05.11.22

How to Eat at a Restaurant with Little Kids

I would have rolled my eyes so hard at this one before having …

I would have rolled my eyes so hard at this one before having kids. You take them to a restaurant, duh. Yes, you could just take your kids out and hope for the best. But why not set them (and yourself) up for a nice time? I’ve learned that the …

Organization

05.03.22

Tote Bag Organization for Moms

I get asked for a diaper bag recommendation often enough. And I had …

I get asked for a diaper bag recommendation often enough. And I had a good one, but ultimately, it was a pain. Everything was layered or in a tiny, impossible-to-find compartment. Moms: you do not need a diaper bag, so don’t fall for it. The thought of a tote probably …

Family

03.13.22

8 Lessons I Learned Transitioning from 1 to 2 Kids

Transitioning from 1 to 2 kids isn’t easy, but for me, it was …

Transitioning from 1 to 2 kids isn’t easy, but for me, it was a lot easier than going from 0 to 1. Sure, isolation, a pandemic, and cancer treatment only made it that much more complex. It has to be said that Kate has been a pretty easy-going baby compared to …

Style

01.06.22

A Day in the Life: Working From Home With Toddlers (During Winter and Isolation)

For the last year or so, I’ve received countless requests for a daily …

For the last year or so, I’ve received countless requests for a daily schedule but most days, we’re just trying to get by. The honest truth is that we don’t have a ton of structure beyond meals and Kate’s naps. Margot spends most of the winter in pajamas and it’s …

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 to hear. On one hand, we look at data. On another, we consider our careers, relationships, and what we can handle financially and emotionally.

Childhood Cancer

06.23.21

Hospital Bag Checklist for Kids

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 First Year as a Mom of Two

I am almost one year into being a mom of two. And I …

I am almost one year into being a mom of two. And I finally feel like I’m in a place where I can talk about the transition. The beginning is a lot, but for me, was easier than going from 0 to 1. One year later, it feels so much …

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

QA&: The Transition from 1 to 2 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 and Kids

04.13.21

The Best Baby Essentials You Can Buy on Amazon

I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months. And I’ve …

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, so I’ve learned a thing or two. And the baby stuff will get ya. It’s so overwhelming. What do I need for a newborn? What does my newborn …

Motherhood

04.07.21

Social Media has Taken Mom Shaming to the Next Level

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. But not being honest puts other moms at risk. Social media has changed how we feel as mothers – who we are, how things look, what we do, and what we …

Family

04.02.21

How to Find a Nanny

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

After more than a year without any childcare, and finally getting through frontline treatment, it was time. We started looking for a part-time nanny. Things have changed so much since the start of the pandemic. It feels like a lot to have someone in our home, but it felt worth …

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. We made the …

Baby and Kids

04.06.20

Activities for 18 Month Olds

Like many parents, we found ourselves working from home while caring for our …

Like many parents, we found ourselves working from home while caring for our toddler, and eventually our newborn. 18 month olds are tricky. They’re sweet but require so much attention, and keeping them busy is a challenge. It’s best to have set work times when possible, so we will each …

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 and Kids

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 …