Ten Things Moms Actually Want for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019

If you’re reading this the Friday before Mother’s Day chances are you are just as much as a procrastinator as I can be. Life with kids is a lot to juggle and prepping for a special holiday for your spouse can be quite the weight of added pressure. Since this post is going to dive into general ideas without too much purchasing or clicking around the web I figured it was better to share it late than never to share it at all. And hey, maybe it will stick around and be something I can share with my audience year after year. The point here is that there’s still time to make Mother’s Day special for your partner, sister, mom, friend or anyone else who deserves it.

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What to Pack for a Vacation in Your Second Trimester

April 30, 2019

Owen and I (and Amy) are heading west tomorrow for some time in Phoenix with the family, to celebrate this baby bump with a shower and to head to Palm Springs for Amy’s bachelorette party. It’s going to be a combination of some quality time with Owen and a good chunk of solo time with friends for me, which I am really looking forward to with our little girl on the way. With September (our due date) around the corner I’m anxious soak up some alone time, sunshine and of course, the help with Owen.

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What To Do for New Parents in the First Month

April 23, 2019

If you listen to our podcast, Mom and Dad Made a Podcast, you know our best friends, Jake and Leah, recently became parents. Putting my emotions into words as I watch this immense transformation has honestly been hard for me. It’s been one of those life changing, pivotal moments for two of the people Zack and I care the most about and on top of it, we know it will change our friendship with them in the best way. Because, well, they’re part of the parent club now! There’s a whole new element of life we can all relate on and lets just say I can pretty much cry at the drop of a hack. So many emotions!

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Ten Things for the Weekend

April 19, 2019

1. This week’s mantra: “Make a list of things that make you happy, make a list of things you do every day, compare the lists, adjust accordingly.” – Unknown

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What to Do in NYC with Kids: The Bronx Zoo

April 19, 2019

A couple months ago Zack and I were talking about what we could really try to encourage Owen to get into next. He’s beyond obsessed with numbers, colors, letters and shapes, truly cannot get enough of any mode of transportation and loves to read and do crafts, but we noticed that we haven’t exposed him to as much about animals as we could. He can identify most, the sounds the make and so on, but living in NYC means we have access to one of the best zoos in the country and we decided we need to make visiting more of a habit!

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Prioritizing Our Marriage in the Midst of My Pregnancy

April 17, 2019

Is it just me or have each of your closest relationships gone through an adjustment phase at the start of each pregnancy? Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, life as you know begins to change and at least for Zack and I it takes a little time to find our groove again and re-establish who we are in this seemingly new relationship. It happened when I was pregnant with Owen and it happened / is happening again with June.

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Ten Things for the Weekend

April 12, 2019

1. This week’s mantra: “Your face will change. Your body will change. The only kind of beauty that endures is the kind that lives in your heart.” – Lori Deschene

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An Intentional Dining Room Makeover for Our Growing Family

April 10, 2019

Hosting dinners and folks in general in NYC isn’t very common. Most of our living spaces are so small that the closest coffee shop or bar acts as an extension of your home and it’s rare that you actually invite friends or family over to your house or apartment. That being said, it’s always been different for us. When we moved back to Brooklyn last year we made it a priority to have the space to host the people we love the most and we’re so happy we did, even if it meant moving to a neighborhood a little further out. We’ve found since becoming parents that this is our ticket to remaining social when our nights are revolving around 7pm bedtime routines and often, unruly toddlers.

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How to Deep Clean Your Home with a Toddler By Your Side

April 9, 2019

This post was sponsored by P&G Home Care.

Call it nesting or spring cleaning, but I have been in a deep cleaning kind of mood. You know, buying all the storage containers I can find, donating the clothes and other items we don’t need and cleaning like it’s my actual day job. I’m not sure about your kids but as long as I’m on my feet and doing something productive in the apartment, Owen is much more likely to let me be than if I’m on my computer. It’s like he knows I’m trying to work, you know?

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