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10 Things I Learned 5 Years Later

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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

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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?

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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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How I Get My Kids Back On Schedule After Daylight Savings

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Ok, so I didn’t intend on sharing this today, but since some of you asked how to normalize life after daylight savings time with little ones, I’ll tell you what I did this weekend which has worked for us since 2015. I am not an expert by any means, however, this trick has saved us from any wild 5am wake up calls. Here is how I get my kids back on schedule after daylight savings:…

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Third Time Around

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I am so excited to share with you all that I am expecting my third baby March 1! I found out a few days before my first son’s third birthday. When I asked him what he wanted for his big day, he said, “a SISTER!” He is nothing if not intuitive, but he has also been asking for a sister ever since he saw Frozen. I did became nervous about how he would receive the news if we were to…

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5 Fitness Tips For New Moms

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Happy Fitness Friday! Since some of you have asked, I’m sharing some of the things that have helped me work on getting in shape after having two kids in less than two years. I am no expert by any means, these are just some of the things that have really helped me on my journey thus far. Join a gym that has good babysitting. Coordinating separate childcare creates a hurdle and is more costly. Even the babysitting at the more…

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