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.  …

Life Lately

04.26.21

Life Lately April 2021: House and Patio Updates, and Life Working Part-Time

I feel a little hesitant to say this but things have been feeling …

I feel a little hesitant to say this but things have been feeling really good. The girls are doing well, we’re spending more time outside, the house is a lot more organized, and we’ve even found what feels like a little bit of normalcy for the first time in over …

Blogging

04.20.21

What I Learned When I Took a Break From Influencing and Sponsored Content

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many …

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many people, as through social media or traditional media.” I’m not sure what it is, but the title of “influencer” can feel a little cringey. Influencing for good is a good thing, but when it refers to influencing …

Organization

04.13.21

How I Organized My Small, Seasonal Closet

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had …

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we’d end up with something a little bigger but loved our house and figured we could make it work, and we did. I’ve come to love my little closet – being able to …

Organization

02.23.21

12 Things That Help Me Feel Like I Have it Together (When I Don’t)

Disclaimer: I do not have my sh*t together. Instagram shows you glimpses – …

Disclaimer: I do not have my sh*t together. Instagram shows you glimpses – usually the good ones – but most of my days are unstructured and all over the place. When I was working full-time, I almost always felt like I was scrambling. I was never the get up at …

Career

02.16.21

What to do When You Feel Stuck in Your Career

I am often asked for career advice and it’s been a while since …

I am often asked for career advice and it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my career. After last year’s maternity leave, extended medical leave, and then stepping down from my position at The Everygirl last month, I haven’t exactly been in career mode. But cofounded a successful media group …

Recipes

02.14.21

Easy Weeknight Meal: The Perfect Roast Chicken

This recipe has been a go-to for us throughout fall and winter, and …

This recipe has been a go-to for us throughout fall and winter, and it’s perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. There’s very little prep involved, but you’ll want to plan ahead to allow enough time for seasoning and cooking. Until last year year, I was always …

Life Lately

01.24.21

Life Lately January 2021: Best. News. Ever.

So you know when you fall out of a routine and want to …

So you know when you fall out of a routine and want to give something a try again but it’s been so long and you’re all “ugh I can’t it’s too much” and you don’t even know what exactly you want to do and how you want to do it? …

Living

01.21.21

Reduce Waste With The Best Eco-Friendly Products of 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, and have opted for cleaner, safer products. Since becoming a mom, I’ve thought a lot more about what I want around my girls, and how I want to care for our planet. Last year, I made the …

Organization

01.14.21

The Best Organization Essentials from IKEA

I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender and ordered a few …

I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender and ordered a few things from IKEA for curbside pickup. It was so easy and everything was ready next day. From the basement and junk drawer to the playroom and office, you’ll find IKEA storage solutions throughout our home. You can’t …

Career

01.13.21

Q&A: Stepping Down From The Everygirl & Future Plans

After sharing some big news earlier this week, I wanted to take the …

After sharing some big news earlier this week, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer some of the questions asked about my decision to take a step back from The Everygirl Media Group. After asking what questions you may have on instagram, it seems like there was some confusion …

Career

01.11.21

A New Year. A Big, Life-Changing Decision.

Even though I’ve had a few weeks to process this news, this announcement …

Even though I’ve had a few weeks to process this news, this announcement feels like a big deal. Sharing it here makes it (really) real. In 2012, I cofounded The Everygirl. I was in my late 20s, single, had zero connections, and wanted to help other women feel inspired. I …

Entertaining

07.30.20

Margot’s Sunshine and Rainbows Birthday Decor

Knowing that we would be isolated for Margot’s second birthday and that planning …

Knowing that we would be isolated for Margot’s second birthday and that planning anything would be tough with a due date just two days before she turned two, I started planning early. There wouldn’t be a party, but she’d wake up to a house full of decorations and have a …

Organization

01.03.20

The Best Ikea Finds for an Organized Home

In preparation for an upcoming trip to Ikea to look for some home …

In preparation for an upcoming trip to Ikea to look for some home organization and storage solutions, I decided to take a look at Ikea’s website to make note of the items I want to check out in store. I am in the market for baskets, boxes, bins, and shelves/cabinets …

Recipes

09.27.19

10 Salads to Make This Fall

I know what you’re thinking. Fall is a time for crock pot dishes …

I know what you’re thinking. Fall is a time for crock pot dishes and warm, comfort foods. It’s just that I’ve been really into salads lately, it’s still pretty warm out, and I found myself looking up seasonal recipes that felt like fall. I wanted to share some of my …

Baby & Toddler

09.23.19

Traveling to Europe with a Toddler

This was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from …

This was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from Chicago to Puglia, Italy. Two flights, two hours of sleep overnight, and ten hours up in the air with a toddler. I’m going to share what I packed, how we got through the flights, adjusting to a …

Recipes

09.15.19

12 Healthy, Grain Free Pumpkin Recipes to Make This Fall

The first day of fall is just one week away, and dare I …

The first day of fall is just one week away, and dare I say it – I am officially longing for those chilly fall days, sweaters, and the coziness that comes with the season. Leaves are changing colors and we’ve even had a few cooler mornings, but I’m still waiting …