We don’t have a TV in our home. We haven’t for seven years. This might sound crazy to some people. To us, it’s totally normal. When I lived in Paris, I was inspired by the family that lived next to us. They didn’t have one, and instead of watching TV every night they played board […]
We’re excited to partner with BJ’s to help you get ready for all things holiday!
Last Christmas, we kept our holiday season pretty low key. My twins were just 4 months old, and between the general craziness of having two infants and a plague-like cold turned bronchiolitis, we didn’t exactly celebrate big. We did manage to get a Christmas tree, which took pretty much the entire month to put up and […]
I recently took a kid-free trip to San Francisco for a best friend’s wedding — the longest I’ve been away from my kids since they were born. My vacation lasted four days, and I was beyond excited to reunite with college friends who live all over the country, and to celebrate the happy couple getting married. But boy […]
DECEMBER. It’s the first weekend of December. What’s on your agenda?
Christmastime is the most wonderful time of year, but it can quickly take over all your hard-earned savings and lead to a significant amount of stress. Year after year, my husband and I have followed a Pinterest-inspired idea that has kept us on a budget. Our gift giving tradition has allowed us to refocus on what’s […]
We have partnered with Red Apple Lunch to share an easy and fun alternative to packing lunches!I once loved to cook. No recipe was too challenging, no ingredient too obscure. It was the best kind of hobby, with a delicious reward at the end of each kitchen experiment. But then I had kids. And the […]
I have been extremely lucky to have made it through a year and a half of motherhood without dealing with any major illnesses. We’ve had a day of fever and a week of stuffy noses, but not much worse. Part of it might be due to our extended breastfeeding, further passing along immune boosters and […]
We’ve officially entered the season of giving. This sentiment can sometimes get lost, however, as our children are likely more focused on what they’re going to get this holiday season. In the interest of putting the focus back on the spirit of community and giving back, we’ve compiled a list of a few events that […]
I stood at the bus stop checking my phone approximately every 45 seconds to see if the bus was any closer to arriving. The sky was growing darker, and as the minutes passed, my 2-year-old’s bedtime ticked by — one minute, three minutes, five minutes, 10 minutes. I kicked myself for not just walking that half […]
Sometimes I’m a really productive mom while my girls are napping. I’ll clean, write, read, contact my old friends to let them know I’m not dead. You know, that kind of stuff. But sometimes I just want to lose myself in a world so very different than my own, for at least an hour every […]
Wishing you a fun, relaxing, and joyous day full of food, family, and fun!
Hate to break it to ya, but there is no such thing as a stress-free life. We all have work pressures, financial worries, parenting struggles, relationship issues, health problems… the list goes on and on. It’s on us to manage our stress in a way that works for our unique preferences, interests, and personalities. And […]