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Motherhood

Where I Registered for My Baby Shower

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking …

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking what stores I’m registering at and what some of my favorite things on my registry are so far. Since I am just a few days away from my baby shower and about two months away from the arrival …

Baby

Let’s Talk About Baby Names

Shocker – we haven’t decided on a name yet. It’s something we’ve talked …

Shocker – we haven’t decided on a name yet. It’s something we’ve talked about but I don’t feel rushed to assign a name to someone we haven’t met yet, so there’s no real sense of urgency. But now that I’m in my 3rd trimester (29 weeks) I feel like we …

Living

Motherhood

Life Lately: The Everymom is Here!

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t …

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t done since we launched The Everygirl back in February 2012 – I am so excited to announce that The Everygirl Media Group’s newest website, The Everymom is live! When Alaina and I found ourselves expecting our first babies just …

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Interiors

Nursery Inspiration: Let’s Talk About Wallpaper

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself …

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself lost in a sea of baby gear and somehow ended up looking at nursery decor for our non-existent nursery. Having a room for our baby girl may be a few months away, but it’s been fun to …

Family

Marriage

How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts (as in we’re not experts at all) but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year, then our wedding ($$$), …

Marriage

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Pregnancy

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 …

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 weeks of the most brutal exhaustion I’ve ever felt, I thought it would be a good time to recap a few lessons I’ve learned the past 5+ months. I never want it to seem like I am …

Motherhood

Why I Was Afraid of Becoming a Mom

I’ve always wanted to be a mom, but it wasn’t until very recently …

I’ve always wanted to be a mom, but it wasn’t until very recently that I felt close to being ready. And I’m not sure you’re ever really 100% ready anyway since a few days after we got back from our honeymoon, we talked about maybe holding off for a few months to …

Our Wedding

Our Paris Wedding: Ceremony, Reception, and Video

October 9, 2017 was one of the best days of my life, and …

October 9, 2017 was one of the best days of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited to share the details of our day with you! Our wedding ran on Martha Stewart Weddings but I wanted to share more photos and details here, so yesterday, I shared part one of …

Our Wedding

Our Paris Wedding: First Look and Portraits

It was the best weekend of our lives and looking back, it still …

It was the best weekend of our lives and looking back, it still doesn’t feel like it really happened. Now that our wedding is live on Martha Stewart Weddings, I wanted to share a few more photos, favorite moments, and details of the day here, too. From the invites and …

Our Wedding

Our Paris Wedding: Cocktail Party and River Cruise

Spending a weekend in one of my favorite cities in the world with …

Spending a weekend in one of my favorite cities in the world with people we love, and then celebrating the beginning of our lives together was nothing short of magical. It was the most surreal feeling meeting friends at the Rodin – people came together from Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, …

Baby

Cute Baby Stuff and an 18 Week Update

With another 5 months until my due date I’m probably a little early …

With another 5 months until my due date I’m probably a little early on this, but I couldn’t resist getting a few little things for our baby girl. I’m giving myself get one drawer until we move. One. Drawer. It will be a while before I’ll be able to set …

Marriage

Are You Changing Your Last Name?

Before I got engaged, changing my last name wasn’t something I thought a …

Before I got engaged, changing my last name wasn’t something I thought a lot about. I just assumed I’d take Conor’s last name and even ordered a makeup bag, pajamas, and a tote bag monogrammed with DMS. The whole monogram thing was fun while we were engaged. Then I got married.

Baby

7 Moms Share Their Advice and Baby Essentials

The thought of actually having a baby is so exciting but also a …

The thought of actually having a baby is so exciting but also a little scary and at this point, still feels a bit surreal. What do I actually need and how do I do this? If you’re pregnant or are thinking about having a baby soon, I really hope this post …

Baby

Your Pregnancy and Motherhood Questions Answered

I asked what pregnancy and motherhood questions you had for me (if any) …

I asked what pregnancy and motherhood questions you had for me (if any) and...you had a few, so I thought I'd answer the most-asked (and most fun) questions in one place.

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Personal

We’re Having a Baby!

This may be the most excited I’ve ever been about sharing something with …

This may be the most excited I’ve ever been about sharing something with you and it’s definitely the most exciting thing that happened since we got married…in October. Ha. After months of keeping this secret and no, it wasn’t easy – it feels so good to share the news! We’re having …

Our Wedding

How to Create a Wedding Website

I’ve gotten a few requests to share more wedding photos, but our wedding …

I’ve gotten a few requests to share more wedding photos, but our wedding is running online at the end of February so I need to hold off until then. But I can share my wedding website with you! Creating this website is one of the first things I did after …

Marriage

Our Wedding

Why I’m Glad We Didn’t Elope

Every time someone told me the wedding planning process would be worth it …

Every time someone told me the wedding planning process would be worth it because our wedding day would be the best day of my life, I was just like “I’m sure it will be great, but it’s just a day.” They were all at least a little right because our …

Our Wedding

The Last Wedding Update

After months of planning, our wedding week is here, and it’s been two …

After months of planning, our wedding week is here, and it’s been two months since my last update. I can’t believe our wedding weekend is just a few days away! Here’s what we’ve been up to, how I’m feeling, and what’s left on our to-do list. As you know, I …

Fashion

Our Wedding

Wedding Shoes You’ll Want to Wear Again

Glitter and sparkles aren’t my thing and I’m generally a mess in high …

Glitter and sparkles aren’t my thing and I’m generally a mess in high heels, so one of the most annoying wedding related tasks has been finding a proper wedding shoe. Everything’s just so ugly (in my very honest and probably overly-strong opinion) and I don’t want to spend money on …

Our Wedding

The Wedding Traditions We’re Skipping

Our wedding is less than a month away and for the first time …

Our wedding is less than a month away and for the first time since the beginning of the planning process, I don’t feel stressed out.Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. Almost all the details are checked off our list and at the end of the day, we’ll have a weekend …

Marriage

Relationships

How We Met

How we matched on Tinder and what happened after we swiped right …

How we matched on Tinder and what happened after we swiped right …

Our Wedding

Why We’re Getting Married in Paris

I was a little surprised to find that one of the first things …

I was a little surprised to find that one of the first things people want to know about our wedding is why we chose Paris. Getting married in Europe isn’t common so it’s obviously a very reasonable question, and since we leave one month from today, now seemed like the …

Our Wedding

How to Plan a Wedding in Paris

How we decided on Paris and what it's like planning a wedding for …

How we decided on Paris and what it's like planning a wedding for 18 people in another country …

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