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8 Things I Learned In 8 Years Of Marriage

8 Things I Learned In 8 Years Of Marriage

Today is my eight year wedding anniversary, and I realized at the beginning of the summer that I’ve been coupled with my husband Bryan for 13 years. We fell in love in 2006, became engaged in 2009, and married in 2011. In the last few years, we experienced a crash course in adulting: we moved to three different states, became parents, bought and renovated our first house, and had two more children. It has been a period of enormous growth…

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Friday Finds

Raga Waiola Halter Maxi

This week brought us some exciting fashion news, I found not one but two pairs of perfect high waisted jeans, and a show I’ve been rooting for has proven it will not disappoint (no, its not Handmaids). Also, my daughter turned five months old and she has started yelling. She’s either imitating her brothers or letting us know she already wants to be heard. The Friday finds:…

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Friday Finds

Yolanda Andres Friday Embroidered Pillow

I’m so excited for this weekend because I have (almost) NO PLANS! These weekends are few and far between in the summer months and after non-stop action these past few, I am really looking forward to chill time with my family. Who am I kidding? We have no chill with our three babies. Regardless, I wanted to start sharing a few amazing finds every Friday to send you off on a high note in case you have any chill. Can…

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What Is In My Hospital Bag Third Time Around

Forever 21 Faux Fur Hooded Jacket

I just realized that I should get around to packing my hospital bag now that I am approaching 36 weeks, so I thought I would share what made the cut. I didn’t really know what to pack the first time around, or for my second trip to the labor and delivery floor since I had a scheduled c-section and had no idea what to expect. Now that I’ve had a c-section at the same hospital, here is what is in…

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10 Things I Learned 5 Years Later

One Teaspoon Laddered Whiskey Sweater

I started this blog shortly before I turned 30, and to mark my milestone birthday, I wrote a list of mantras / Ten Things I Learned this past decade. Today I turn 35, and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what I wrote. I was so shocked that everything I wrote still resonates with me today, even though my life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years.…

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Nesting Is Real

Gender Neutral Safari Nursery

It took me three pregnancies to realize it, but nesting is real. The first time around, I painted the second bedroom of our East Village rental with low VOC paint in one day and then slowly furnished and decorated Bear’s nursery over the course of 5 or 6 months. When I found out I was pregnant with my second, I bought a new bassinet and a second crib that converted to a full bed and had it built in a…

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Are We Done?

Gender Neutral Safari Nursery

I was buying white hydrangeas and drunken goat cheese at my favorite little market the other day. I’m obviously pregnant at 19 weeks and I was holding hands with my 18 month old son, Luke. The store owner has met me several times, and had also met my 3 year old son. “You have two boys? Do you know what you’re having next?” “Yes, it’s a girl,” I smiled. “You’re DONE,” she deadpanned. Please, never say this to anyone.…

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5 Things That Surprise Me About My Third Pregnancy

5 Things That Surprise Me About My Third Pregnancy

Now that I’m in my third trimester, I figured a pregnancy update was just about due. Yesterday, my mom and sister in law hosted the most beautiful sprinkle for me and my close friends and family. It was so perfect, and it made me finally believe that I am actually having a daughter in 10 weeks. To mark the occasion, here are 5 things that have surprised me about my third pregnancy.…

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5 Ways To Manage Stress

John Galt Camila New York Top

Since today is national Stress Awareness Day, I’m sharing 5 ways I cope with stress. Stress is a normal part of life, but how we cope with and manage stress has a tremendous affect on not only our mental health but our physical health as well. In fact, during a very stressful period in my life, I was unable to conceive. After I was able to identify and manage the big stressors in my life, I became pregnant with my…

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