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 …

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

How We Co-Parent and Divide Household Chores

  I’ve thought about how lucky I am to be a mom in …

  I’ve thought about how lucky I am to be a mom in a time when it’s not only ok, but also completely normal for a couple to co-parent and divide household chores. That’s not to say that what we’re doing is the good or right way to parent – …

Baby and Kids

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 messaged me. “How do you do it all?” This hustle culture …

Someone recently messaged me. “How do you do it all?” This hustle culture is an absolute nightmare. No one does “it all” – that is not how it works. We have teams, employees, childcare, partners, etc. We order take-out or have groceries delivered. My answer is simple. “I don’t.” But the …

Baby and Kids

03.06.19

Our Bedtime Routine and an 8 Month Sleep Update

I’ll never forget being pregnant and talking about how I would have my …

I’ll never forget being pregnant and talking about how I would have my baby sleeping through the night by the time she was 3 months old. “I’ll let her cry it out”, I said. “She’ll be fine”, I said. Me now: “sure you will, sweetie.” I want to give pregnant …

Baby and Kids

02.27.19

Questions for a Nanny Interview

Hiring a nanny is a lot like dating, and finding the right nanny …

Hiring a nanny is a lot like dating, and finding the right nanny for your family can be very challenging. You’re either set up or matched through an agency or friend, meet, and ask a bunch of awkward questions while attempting to get to know each other. Sometimes, you know …

Baby and Kids

02.05.19

My Thoughts on Screen Time and Light-Up Toys

When Margot was born, I was very against her seeing a TV, cell …

When Margot was born, I was very against her seeing a TV, cell phone, or computer screen, and made the decision to hold off on light-up toys for as long as possible. It was my plan to keep anything and everything electronic away from Margot until she was 18 months …

Motherhood

12.19.18

Postpartum Recovery and the Essentials I Relied On

When I was pregnant, I very nervously drilled my friends on the ins and …

When I was pregnant, I very nervously drilled my friends on the ins and outs of labor. I expected the epidural to be painful, assumed there was no way I wouldn’t feel her coming out because ouch, and that the “after” would be a painful disaster. Labor was smooth and recovery …

Baby and Kids

12.10.18

Baby Sleep: How I Got My Baby to Put Herself to Sleep

Every new parent probably wonders if they’ll ever enjoy a full night’s sleep …

Every new parent probably wonders if they’ll ever enjoy a full night’s sleep again. Sleep was ok, but things did a 180 when we were hit by the 4 month sleep regression. Sleep deprivation is hell. Torture. Today, I’m going to talk about how we struggled with sleep, what we …

Holiday

11.30.18

2018 Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, …

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, I can’t believe it), I have my list of favorite toys, clothes, and gear to make our lives easier. I plan on keeping things really simple at Christmas time – just a few small toys and a …

Baby and Kids

11.12.18

4 Months with Margot

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write an update on my 4 …

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write an update on my 4 month old! There are also moments that I can’t believe she’s here, she’s ours, and that we’ll be celebrating Christmas with our baby girl. That whole “the days are long and years are short” thing is very …

Baby and Kids

10.26.18

How to Travel with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no …

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no way to know what you’re getting into until you experience it. I went into the trip thinking the flight to be the worst part but it was a breeze. I also just assumed she’d sleep at night …

Motherhood

10.23.18

The Things I’m Looking Forward to Doing with My Daughter

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot …

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot is just over 3 months old, she’s starting to turn into a little person. Making her smile is the best! She melts me and I am so excited to see her little personality start to come out. I’m enjoying …

Baby and Kids

09.12.18

Newborn Essentials: What I Relied on the First Two Months

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a …

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a decent sense of what items a newborn actually needs. I hoped to have a less-is-more philosophy but the stuff piles up. There was a point where I was hesitant to register for a bottle drying rack because …

Motherhood

09.07.18

Why I Broke Up With My Pediatrician

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a …

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a bad case of baby acne this week. I realize acne might not sound like a big deal but she was especially fussy, her entire face was red and inflamed, and it seemed like she was in pain.

Motherhood

08.15.18

Newborn Sleep, Feeding, and Fussiness

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up …

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up 2-3 times each night left us feeling a little tired. But she slept all day and barely cried. We were on that new parent high – completely obsessed with this tiny, perfect person. We’re still obsessed but …

Motherhood

08.06.18

One Month With Margot

.I’m not sure how it happened, but Margot is already one month old.

.I’m not sure how it happened, but Margot is already one month old. And I’m not sure how it happened, but I got some time at the computer today. She’s napping in her bassinet but just made a little noise, so this should be interesting. Here’s one month with Margot.  …

Motherhood

07.24.18

Your Labor, Delivery, and Parenthood Questions Answered

Last week, I asked what questions you had for me about labor, delivery, …

Last week, I asked what questions you had for me about labor, delivery, and having a new baby. It was my plan to share my answers on instagram but so many Qs came in that it was just easier to share them here. You all had so many questions about …

Motherhood

07.16.18

Margot’s Birth Story

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my …

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my sweet baby girl, Margot Rose. I still can’t believe I did it and really can’t believe how magical epidurals are. Meeting her was the most beautiful, amazing moment of my life and today, I’m here to share …

Motherhood

06.22.18

The Big Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy.  But here’s the …

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy.  But here’s the thing: I am so, so excited to become a mom and cannot wait to meet our daughter. Had I spent every day throwing up or on bed rest (I did not) it all would have been worth …