Life Lately

11.21.21

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 11.21.21

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for …

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for a while and Kelly suggested that I give it a go, too. Most of the time, my thoughts are not cohesive (are yours?). Between life, work, kids, the house, etc. there’s always a lot going on. This …

Life Lately

10.26.21

Life Lately: 10 Things That Happened Since September 10

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming …

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming for one of these posts each month and just barely made the cut (how is Halloween already coming up this weekend?!) 1. Most days look the same but we’ve eased into a nice little routine the last …

Organization

10.05.21

Moving and Packing Tips That Will Make Your Next Move Easier

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over …

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over the last decade, I’ve lived in 5 apartments, 1 condo, and 1 house, so I know a thing or two about moving. I don’t have any plans to move in 2020, but since this week marks 11 …

Recipes

10.01.21

The Easiest, No-Bake Spooky Treat to Make with Kids On Halloween

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so …

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so ago, I bought some candy eyeballs so we could make something for Halloween. Our nanny took the day off, so this was it, except I was alone with both girls and needed something easy. I went with …

Organization

09.21.21

Habits to Keep Your Home Clean and Organized

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time …

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time (almost three years) to get into a groove that had me feeling like my home is clean more than it’s not. That’s not to say that my home is always clean. Toys are scattered and stuff piles …

Career

09.15.21

Leadership, Success, and Following Your Heart

When the company I cofounded began to grow, I found myself in a …

When the company I cofounded began to grow, I found myself in a leadership position for the first time in my life. I was a boss – a role I hadn’t given any thought to, and one I was not prepared for. It often left me feeling out of place …

Personal

09.14.21

Moving On

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I …

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I am excited to share with you. The sale of my half of The Everygirl is now finalized. I am no longer an owner and am no longer a part of The Everygirl or The Everymom.  At first, …

Life Lately

09.10.21

Life Lately: How We Spent August, Fundraising, and House Updates

We had a fun and slow (but nonstop) August and early September. That’s …

We had a fun and slow (but nonstop) August and early September. That’s life with a 1 and 3 year old. Lots of time with the girls since our nanny was off, a little fundraising, and shocker – some organizing and house updates. Here’s what we’ve been up to the …

My Home

08.10.21

The 10 Cleaning Essentials Every Home Needs

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might …

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might sound like a bold statement, but I really thrive in a clean and organized environment. Once I became a mom, staying on top of the messes proved more challenging than I anticipated, but over the last few …

Life Lately

08.03.21

Life Lately: What We’ve Been Up To The Last Month and A Big Change for August

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and …

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and my sister visited from California. I’m gearing up for another fall and winter at home, so I’ve been in organization and design mode. We’re making a change to our living room and some bedroom updates, too. I …

Organization

07.13.21

Our Ikea Pax Entry & Coat Closet

I love our little house, but one of the things it’s missing? A …

I love our little house, but one of the things it’s missing? A real coat closet. The previous owners installed this IKEA system in our entry and it’s served us well the last three years. Long coats and bags go on hooks at the top of the basement stairs, but …

Organization

07.12.21

How to Declutter, Organize, and Store Toys

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

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to take over your home. During a pandemic or long, cold winter, you might even find yourself making a few too many purchases to try to keep things fun while you hibernate. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why yes …

Entertaining

07.08.21

Planning a Moana Themed Birthday

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday …

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday for months, so I transformed our house into Motunui on her special day. One of the best parts of being a mom is making your child’s dreams come true, and it felt so special to make some …

Organization

07.05.21

How to Organize a Refrigerator Part One

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, …

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something …

Recipes

07.02.21

A Simple Summer Peach and Burrata Salad

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and …

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and burrata salad at Sweetgreen last week and forgot how simple and satisfying fruit and burrata can be. We made our own simple peach and burrata summer salad this week and had to share it – maybe someone …

Blogging

06.30.21

The Best Mirrorless Camera for Family Photos and Blogging

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get …

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get asked what kind of camera I use. Two years later, you can now visit my blog, search “digital camera” or “mirrorless camera” and this post will show up. You’re welcome and also, sorry it took me over …

Organization

06.29.21

The Container Store’s Top Organization Essentials

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been …

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been a work in progress the last few years. I was very pregnant when we moved and life, work, and babies took over. As much as I thrive when things are organized (I’ve always been that way) I …

Life Lately

06.25.21

Life Lately: Recent Finds and Good Things That Happened This Week

In an effort to continue to be a positive space that hopefully inspires …

In an effort to continue to be a positive space that hopefully inspires and brings women together and with how much better things are with this pandemic, I’m bringing back a post that does just that next week! IYKYK. I’m also going to start sharing the good things that happened …

Q&A

06.06.21

Life Lately & Q&A: Life in the Burbs, Margot Updates, and Requested Links

   I’m honestly not sure where my days go anymore but for now, …

   I’m honestly not sure where my days go anymore but for now, that feels like a good thing after the last year. We had such a nice weekend and loved spending so much time outside, although it’s already a lot hotter than I want it to be. It started …

Q&A

05.20.21

Life Lately & Q&A: Masks, Preschool, Links, and What We’ve Been Up To

Curbside pickups for salads, donuts, and Margot’s favorite chicken from Beatrix, a picnic …

Curbside pickups for salads, donuts, and Margot’s favorite chicken from Beatrix, a picnic in Lincoln Park, and lots of time together. As luck would have it, a rock cracked the windshield of my new car, but whatever – it’s just a car. Something that would have stressed me out a …

Life Lately

05.08.21

Life Lately: A Big Collaboration, Mother’s Day, Treatment, New Toys etc.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and all I want is to get through Margot’s …

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and all I want is to get through Margot’s Steroids. In the past, Mother’s Day has been a tough day for me because of my very complicated and painful relationship with my own mother. Then I became a mom and with my new role came healing.  …