Catch Up (Again)

During this season of life, I don’t have the time (or, honestly, the mental capacity) to share recipes or toddler crafts or parenting tips in this space. But that’s okay. Because this blog still serves a very important role in my life. I don’t want to forget these days — the good ones, the grand ones, the exhausting ones. And... Read more

Snow Day

Winter Storm Jonas brought over two feet of snow to North Jersey in late-January. It was snowing when we woke up on Saturday morning and didn’t stop until after we went to bed that night. The kids couldn’t wait to get outside, despite the frigid temperatures. I allowed them to put on their snow gear and go explore while I... Read more

Christmas in VA and PA

The only year that we spent Christmas at home was the year that I was 38 weeks pregnant with Nora. Every other year, for eight years, we have traveled to spend the holiday with both of our families: from Pennsylvania and California to Alabama and Virginia. But it’s always worth all of the prepping and packing and the hours spent... Read more

Letter to Nora: TWO

Dear Nora, You are smart and sassy. Independent and opinionated. Stubborn and sensitive. Silly and oh so sweet. You are a storyteller and an artist. And such a love bug. You are two! At your two-year check-up, you weighed 26 pounds and measured 34.5 inches. You allowed the doctor to check your eyes, your ears, your mouth, and your belly... Read more

Countdown to Christmas

We kicked off Christmas season with a walk down to the Green to welcome Santa Claus to Morristown. We sang Christmas carols with hundreds of other community members as we waited for the big guy’s sleigh to land on top of the Century 21 department store building. The kids were mesmerized as we watched Santa ride the fire truck ladder... Read more

Rewind

October and November are mostly a blur. Probably because I spent the better part of those two months solo parenting a busy preschooler and an increasingly opinionated toddler while simultaneously growing a third little peanut inside my belly. I felt nauseous all day, almost every day, and allowed the kids to watch an embarrassing amount of television and eat frozen... Read more

Brooklyn for the Day

Considering our proximity to New York City, we don’t visit nearly often enough. I’m sure it would be different if my brother hadn’t moved from Manhattan to Denver just one month before we relocated to North Jersey. Or if we didn’t have two children and all of their necessities to take with us every time we leave the house. But... Read more

Number Three

More diapers. More laundry. More noise. Less sleep. And LOTS more love! We are so excited to announce that baby #3 will be joining our family in June! This photo took two rounds, 25 minutes total, and the promise of a dozen chocolate chip cookies to achieve. I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like with THREE! Here... Read more

Gift Guide for 2-Year-Old Girls

Nora loves everything that Sam loves, and I fully expect her to play with many of his new toys. But that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t get a few gifts of her own. First up, some things that she already has and plays with often. Then, a few things that she will find on Christmas morning. (1) Melissa and Doug Kitchen:... Read more

Gift Guide for 4-Year-Old Boys

‘Tis the season for holiday gift guides! First up, a few things that Sam has and loves. Then a few things that he will likely find under the Christmas tree this year. (1) Dinosaurs: These jumbo dinosaurs from Learning Resources have been a favorite for almost two years. They are durable enough for battling and still nice enough to display... Read more