favorite blogs

Two years ago I read an article about mommy blogs. The details of the message escape me know, but it generally discussed how mommies were filling the blogosphere with pictures of their babies and daily life. It suggested that in some way the “perfection” that was captured harkened back to the 1950s cult of domesticity.  […]

third trimester “to do list”

Whenever I get nervous or overwhelmed my go to is to create a “to-do list.” I know that it is a little weird but it just helps me to organize the chaos around me and helps me feel productive.  With the list in hand, I can believe that one by one it will all get […]

goodbye second trimester

Gosh time is flying by!  I cannot believe I am finished with my second trimester. It truly feels like just yesterday we found out the happy news that we were expecting a little one and now there are only 85 days left until his estimated arrival. Ironically, it somehow stills feels like the end of […]

family celebration, vacation, and babymoon

Last week was a wonderful celebration!  My mom and dad invited all of us to join them on a Disney Cruise of the Caribbean for their 40th wedding anniversary. Planned a year in advance, it is hard to believe that we just finished this magical time together.  We were so lucky to partake in this […]

pure barre

Exercising has never been easy for me. I am definitely not a “gym rat.” Talking myself out of exercising is my forte in fact. There is always something else that needs attention or somewhere else I need to go. It is funny though how once I physically get myself moving, I am often quite happy […]

four years.

I woke up this morning and happily welcomed two things about today: Spring Break begins at 2:15PM and four years ago, David asked me to marry him. Spring Break is clearly exciting especially as we have a BIG family vacation planned in 7 days {pictures and updates sure to follow} but this morning I am […]

painting the nursery

While we have lived in our home for almost two years, we have not taken a paint brush to a single wall. The house was almost new when we settled in and the builder’s cream colored walls have been “fine” for us until this point. I suppose part of our hesitation around painting has been […]

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