Baby and Kids

07.14.21

Toddler Naps and Quiet Time (and Tips From A Sleep Consultant)

Some people love sleep. My toddler is not one of those people. She …

Some people love sleep. My toddler is not one of those people. She would rather stay up, play, and learn – her brain is truly incredible. “Can we play? Is it raining? Is it nighttime? Do you got a robe on? Is your hair dry? Can we go downstairs just …

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 …

Q&A

07.09.21

July Q&A: Relationships, Clean Beauty, Life, and Motherhood

Time for a July Q&A. Sharing requested links and answering your questions about …

Time for a July Q&A. Sharing requested links and answering your questions about relationships, clean beauty, life, and and motherhood. July Q&A: Relationships, Clean Beauty, Life, and Motherhood How are you doing? Thank you to everyone who asked a version of this question. Every month seems to feel better at …

Organization

06.29.21

The Best Container Store Bins and Organizers

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 …

Shopping

06.28.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in June

Another month has come and gone. I’ve done more cleaning and organizing, and …

Another month has come and gone. I’ve done more cleaning and organizing, and as a result, purchased a few organizing essentials. After a year of not organizing anything, it feels so good to get rid of what we don’t need and to find a place for everything. I’ve become a …

Childhood Cancer

06.23.21

Hospital Bag Checklist for Kids

My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia less than two months before her second …

My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia less than two months before her second birthday. We spent half the first month inpatient and over the next eight months spent a lot of time at clinic. During those first few weeks, we were in survival mode and had no idea what we …

Shopping

06.21.21

The Amazon Prime Day Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

I know, I know. Someone else talking about Amazon Prime Day. I’m not …

I know, I know. Someone else talking about Amazon Prime Day. I’m not usually a fan of sale posts (skipped the Nordstrom sale altogether) because it’s always the same stuff over and over. But since I’m always getting questions about my favorite toys and must-have products, I decided put together …

Baby and Kids

06.10.21

Birthday Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Olds

Margot turns three in July, so over the last few weeks, I started …

Margot turns three in July, so over the last few weeks, I started looking at some gift ideas. She loves playing pretend – play food is probably her favorite thing right now. The thing I was most excited about is something I’ve wanted to buy her since she was born, …

Baby and Kids

05.29.21

Girls Room Decor Ideas

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday …

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday around the corner, the time felt right to make the transition to a big girl bed. I won’t be making too many changes, but we’ll say farewell to her crib, daybed, and glider, making some space for …

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 …

Motherhood

05.05.21

QA&: The Transition from 1 to 2 Kids

Ten months into being a mom of two, I finally felt like I …

Ten months into being a mom of two, I finally felt like I could properly reflect on what it was like going from one to two kids. I wish I had written something sooner because those newborn days are such a blur, but they go by so quickly and I …

Shopping

05.04.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in April

The most popular (or most asked about) purchases of the month were my …

The most popular (or most asked about) purchases of the month were my Peloton “desk” and our backseat organizer. April was a little shopping-heavy since I needed some warm-weather essentials for the girls, snagged some of my most-used beauty items at the Sephora sale, and I prepped for Margot’s upcoming …

Q&A

05.03.21

Q&A: Most-Requested Links, Caring for Boxwoods, Paint, and How I’m Doing

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a rainy day and I’m sitting in bed with …

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a rainy day and I’m sitting in bed with Margot and my laptop. Last week was a big “mom week” – both girls love our nanny but have had a lot of big feelings since there’s been a transition. I barely got any work done minus …

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 …

Baby and Kids

04.13.21

The Best Baby Essentials You Can Buy on Amazon

I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months. And I’ve …

I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months. And I’ve collectively parented babies under a year for 21 months, so I’ve learned a thing or two. And the baby stuff will get ya. It’s so overwhelming. What do I need for a newborn? What does my newborn …

Shopping

03.29.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought In March

Spring weather is finally here (ish) so I bought a few things for …

Spring weather is finally here (ish) so I bought a few things for the season. I loved these espadrilles so much that I purchased them in a second color. I also bought a new toner (exfoliator) and sunscreen (both clean), and a few things for the girls. They’ve been loving …

Style

03.15.21

How I’m Taking Control of My Anxiety

I’ve touched on having some issues with anxiety but haven’t really talked about …

I’ve touched on having some issues with anxiety but haven’t really talked about it. So let’s dive in. Sharing the real stuff is never easy but it’s always cathartic. And it’s these posts that really connect us, isn’t it? The details of my home, what I’m wearing, and the toys …

Baby and Kids

03.04.21

The Best Etsy Shops for Babies and Kids

The last few years of motherhood, I’ve turned to Etsy for some great …

The last few years of motherhood, I’ve turned to Etsy for some great finds for my girls. From toys to clothes and everything in between, Etsy has become a go-to resource for unique finds for kids. I’m rounding up what I think are the best Etsy shops for babies and …

Baby and Kids

02.25.21

8 Months With Kate

This was supposed to be Kate’s 6 month update that I started when …

This was supposed to be Kate’s 6 month update that I started when she had just turned 7 months. She’ll be 8 months this weekend, so here’s a recap of 8 months with Kate. It’s my first Kate update (sorry, my sweet, second baby) but life is just nonstop with …

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.

Baby and Kids

02.21.21

Easter Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

It’s only February, but one of my favorite Easter baskets and the pajamas …

It’s only February, but one of my favorite Easter baskets and the pajamas I bought the girls already sold out. Before everything else disappears, I wanted to round up some of the cutest Easter gifts I’ve found for babies and toddlers. The girls both have the basket with scalloped liner,  …