A Day in the Life: How to Balance Work, Parenthood and Marriage While Traveling

June 21, 2017

Zack and I have received a lot of questions about exactly how we’re finding the balance with work, parenthood and our marriage while traveling. I’d be lying if I said our current schedule is what we imagined before we started our travels. We definitely had a different idea of what our days would look like before we left NYC, but I think the way they’ve taken shape has been even better.


Together We Mother: A Father’s Day Letter to my Dad

June 15, 2017


It’s easy to thank you for being the most incredible dad, father figure to Zack and grandpa to Owen with Father’s day right about the corner, but more than anything this year I want to thank you for being you. Last week when you visited us in Berlin it reminded me that most kids don’t truly realize the full lives their parents had before they were born. I had obviously heard stories about your time spent in the military, serving at Check Point Charlie, but to be here with you as you saw it for the first time in thirty years was such an incredible experience. It’s crazy to think about how different both of our lives might be if you went back for a second tour of duty like you had planned. Would you still be in the military? What would mom have done for work? Would I have been born in Berlin? Would I have been born at all? Would Anthony have been born? So much clearly hinged on the wall coming down, but so much in our family hinged on that wall coming down too.


Promising Myself to Drop these Selected “Mom Guilts”

June 12, 2017

I woke up tired, but grateful today. After a full five days of company we are working our way back into our nomadic routine. As much as we thoroughly enjoyed taking a bit of a break from everything with some familiar faces we’re genuinely excited to get back into the swing of things this morning. I always find this sort of thing encouraging when you’re trying something new in life – you know when you’re coming home from a vacation and it just feels good? That’s exactly how we’re feeling. All of which gives me butterflies to type out, because it feels like we’ve found home despite our lack there of.


Helpful, Honest Thoughts from a Mom Doing Her Best

June 5, 2017

One of my main motivators in starting Household was to build community and I believe that often times that comes through connecting over the harder moments, not just the bright and shiny highlight reel that we call Instagram. After such a heartwarming response to my honest thoughts on traveling the world, one month in post I decided I would make more of an effort to dig deeper into those tougher emotions we all struggle with. More importantly the emotions that I struggle with so that I can (hopefully) shed some light and be helpful after working through it (although I’m not expert).


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