Motherhood

08.06.18

One Month With Margot

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

. 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 …

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 …

Motherhood

06.05.18

My Baby Registry List

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby …

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby or motherhood and I don’t know what I’ll actually end up using those first few months. But you wanted to know what I registered for and I have lots of friends with babies who helped me put …

Motherhood

04.30.18

My Baby Shower

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower …

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower for me (and her granddaughter-to-be) and I couldn’t say no to celebrating our baby girl. We got together with family and friends on Saturday and it was so special having everyone come together – more so than I …

Motherhood

04.25.18

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 …

Living

04.16.18

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! Life Lately: The Everymom is Here When my cofounder and I …

Finance

03.20.18

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  but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year. And then our wedding ($$$), and most recently, talking about plans …

Marriage

03.19.18

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

03.07.18

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

03.01.18

Our Paris Wedding: Ceremony, Reception, and Playlist

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

02.28.18

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

02.27.18

Our Paris Wedding: Cocktail Party and River Cruise

Celebrating the beginning of our lives together in Paris was nothing short of …

Celebrating the beginning of our lives together in Paris was nothing short of magical. It was the most surreal feeling meeting friends at the Rodin. People came together from Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and even Dubai to celebrate with us. Isn’t that incredible? Having our …

Marriage

02.05.18

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. I keep getting asked …

Motherhood

01.11.18

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.

Motherhood

01.08.18

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

12.18.17

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. I can share my wedding website with you! Creating this website is one of the first things I did after deciding …

Fashion

10.23.17

What I Wore To My Wedding Weekend Events

I can’t believe our wedding weekend was two weeks ago! The whole thing …

I can’t believe our wedding weekend was two weeks ago! The whole thing really was such a blur and one of the best weekends of our lives. Here’s a look at what I wore to my wedding weekend events.  What I Wore To My Wedding Weekend Events We planned a …

Marriage

10.16.17

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, I’d shrug it off. Our wedding day would be the best day of my life. And I was sure it would be great, but it’s just a day. They were all at least a little right. Our …

Our Wedding

10.02.17

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 …