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

Q&A: Life in the Suburbs

   I’m not sure where my days go anymore. After the last year, …

   I’m not sure where my days go anymore. After the last year, that feels like a good thing. We had such a nice weekend – it felt so good to spend so much time outside. It started with Margot’s ballet class in our yard followed by a playdate with …

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

Organizing a Small 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 …

Life Lately

03.28.21

Life Lately March 2021: Exciting News for Our Family

This month marked one full year at home and this past weekend brought …

This month marked one full year at home and this past weekend brought a big change for family. It feels like we’re getting so much closer to things finally feeling normal(ish) for us. Margot had a masked playdate outside with our friends boys for the first time in a year.

Life Lately

02.24.21

Why Our Baby is Wearing a Helmet

Kate's helmet, starting maintenance, oral surgery, our pantry, and a few favorite things.

Kate's helmet, starting maintenance, oral surgery, our pantry, and a few favorite things.

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 …

Recipes

02.14.21

Roast Chicken Recipe: How to Roast the Perfect 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 These Eco-Friendly Products

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: Leaving 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 why I’m leaving The Everygirl. It seems like there was some confusion as to why I decided to leave the day-to-day operations and what my plans will be …

Career

01.11.21

Making a Major Life Change

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. Making a major life change is huge, and sharing it here makes it (really) real. In 2012, I cofounded The Everygirl. I was in my late 20s, single, had zero connections, and …

Entertaining

07.30.20

Sunshine and Rainbow 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 …

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. I’m usually so ready for fall by the time it rolls around, and try to pretend that winter isn’t around the corner. I love an extended summer and not-too-cold fall. Salads are simple, …

Recipes

09.15.19

12 Healthy, Paleo Pumpkin Recipes and Desserts 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 …

Life Lately

09.13.19

Life Lately: How We Spent Summer 2019

It’s been a minute and I’ve only had 5 posts go up in …

It’s been a minute and I’ve only had 5 posts go up in the last 6 weeks. I have this long list of posts I want to work on and think about what I want to share all the time, but there really is so little time and energy outside …

Entertaining

07.09.19

Margot’s Amalfi Coast 1st Birthday Party

My baby is ONE! I can’t believe it. We honeymooned in the Amalfi …

My baby is ONE! I can’t believe it. We honeymooned in the Amalfi Coast, so as soon as we bought a house with a yard, I knew this had to happen. This party was obviously for us since Margot would have been thrilled with a balloon and a trip to …