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

04.03.19

Baby Feeding: Favorite Food and Feeding Tools

Now that we’re a few months into solids, I wanted to share what …

Now that we’re a few months into solids, I wanted to share what Margot been eating along with some of our favorite tools to make feeding easier. Food has been a challenge for us. She’s ready and will eat, but almost everything that isn’t in a packet (or oatmeal) gets …

Baby and Kids

03.19.19

The Best Baby Toys for The First 8 Months

I am long overdue on sharing Margot’s favorite toys – a post that …

I am long overdue on sharing Margot’s favorite toys – a post that has been requested oh…just a few times. If I’m being really honest (and when am I not) I started this when she was 6 months old and even took a few photos but never got it together …

Baby and Kids

03.14.19

8 Months of Motherhood

An update on sleep, fussiness, food, milestones, and motherhood …

An update on sleep, fussiness, food, milestones, and motherhood …

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 …

Baby and Kids

01.15.19

Baby Shower Checklist: What You Need the First Six Months

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and …

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and wanted to share the items we use daily, what’s nice to have but not a must, and am leaving off the things I registered for that we didn’t need. Since my friends helped with my registry, I’d …

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 …

Family

10.11.18

Keeping My Home Clean with a New Baby

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and …

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and that struggle becomes really real when a baby enters the picture. As much as you might not want to admit it, there are days when it feels impossible to stay on top of anything. Answering email, showering, …

Marriage

10.09.18

What I Learned During Our First Year of Marriage

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was one of the best days (actually, …

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was one of the best days (actually, one of the best weekends) of my life. Then I blinked and a year passed, and here we are in our house with a 3 month old baby. Today, I want to talk about what I learned …

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 …