Valentine’s Day is this week and it’s all about love this month. It’s actually Jeff’s birthday so our family celebrates him on February 14.
It’s seems like during this crazy year, we spent more time traveling in the car than ever before. We wanted to get out of the city where the kids could roam free. But it’s not always easy traveling with kids, and now a dog. So I always have a game plan to keep my kids […]
Have you ever had a goal that you just thought would be too difficult or crazy to achieve? Or maybe you want to change an aspect of your life for the better. Goal setting has always been important to me, but this year was year I decided to really take it seriously. Which really helped […]
Summertime is all here so let the fun begin!! With all the sunshine it seems like the perfect time to be healthy. But without the routines and the vacation mindset, it’s not always easy to maintain those positive lifestyle habits.
This week has been filled with so many emotions. As a family, we’ve taken a step back for listening learning to
Friends, meet our newest family member: Tucker Laser Rock Nasser! Our family is so excited to have this little guy in our lives. Getting a dog has been on our radar for a while, and I’m sharing Tuck’s back story in today’s new puppy announcement post. Get ready for cuteness overload!! New Puppy Announcement! Meet […]
Hello, May! What a month April has been, right?! With everyone staying at home, it’s no surprise that comfy and home items were the top of the list. What was amazing this month was that LIKEtoKNOW.it posted this pic of me on their main page!!! I was so surprised and grateful. With that simple post, […]
Anyone else have kids that just want to snack all day? With life at home all day, it seems like one of them is asking for a bowl of goldfish or pretzels on the hour. While things aren’t as structured as school, I don’t just want to feed them junk all day long. The one […]
And finally it’s February!! January seemed so long but now it feels like spring is right around the corner. This weekend, I kicked off the first weekend of the month by writing down my February intentions to share with you all.
Hi everyone!! My intention for the new year is to create monthly intentions. I wrote in my 2020 goals post that I wasn’t doing many check the box goals. Rather, each month, I want to focus on a few healthy lifestyle goals. Setting positive intentions is something that really inspires me and makes me feel […]
Sitting down to write this post feels indicative of the goals I am setting this year. Now that we are one week into 2020, I finally feel ready to put all my thoughts down on the blog. It’s not that they haven’t been on my mind over the past few weeks, it’s just that I […]
And just like that, it’s 2020. The past few weeks have been filled with lots of fun and celebrations and now I’m ready to level set. Usually by this time I’ve already written out an extensive goals and resolutions list. But
Well folks, you are looking at a 40 year old today!! I mean, how did this happen? One minute you’re graduating college, buying your first pots and pan set thinking you have
Bear with me… I know it’s October and it barely even feels like fall outside, but the holidays are going to be here before you know it! This week, the Beautycounter Holiday Collection dropped and there are so many great sets this year!
Life Lately / Summer Edition Hi, friends! The summer is flying by and as I predicted productivity has grind to a halt. When I first started this blog, that would mean extra stress for me. Now, I try to give myself some grace and remind myself that the world will still go on if I […]
One of Jeff’s New Year’s resolutions was to have more dinner parties. Now that we have a house we love here in DC, this is one of the easiest goals we’ve made. It’s so great to host friends and family over a great meal and have a fun night in together. Now that it’s summer, […]
So many times, I’ve told a crazy Mom moment story to a friend or neighbor and they’ve told me to write it down. That after all the years, these are the memories that you’ll look back on and smile. There are so many things no one tells you about being a mom. Last weekend was […]
Wow. I still can’t believe I started this blog for 2 years! While I have so much more to learn and grow, looking back on how far I’ve come is incredible. I remember that feeling that prompted me to begin this journey. Two years ago, I had my first local job in 7 years. Prior […]
Last month, we had an amazing winter family photo session with our good friend Eunice Kim. To be honest, we originally scheduled this for late September. I thought the house would be complete but I just didn’t feel ready. I kept pushing it back and finally committed to the weekend after our trip to the Bahamas. This […]
I don’t know about you, but I am deep in hibernation mode these days. While we always like to ‘do things’ on the weekends, I’ve been saying with a sense of pride… ‘Nope. No plans this weekend’. It’s just so nice to enjoy the house and not do too much. Here’s what’s been happening on […]
When we were looking at neighborhoods to move to in DC from Philly, one of my requirements was close proximity to a Trader Joe’s. While the best neighborhood for our family was Capitol Hill, at the time there was no TJ’s within walking distance. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty TJ’s in the area, […]
Wow. I feel like I have so much to say, but don’t know where to start. It’s like there is so much energy and excitement inside me right now, I just want to dive into my goals and pour out everything here. 2018 has been such a turning point in my life that I want […]
Yesterday was my birthday. And I have to say, it was a good one. I had such a wonderful time not only with my family, but also getting an amazing day yesterday to rest and relax. I actually watched a TV – my first in a long time. I’m not saying that I don’t […]
Have you ever had one of those days and when you told someone about it they said, ” You need to write that down so you can remember it!” Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to do about my yesterday, August 17, 2018. Now, the days when I typically receive this advice are the crazy […]
Today’s the first day of summer vacation! I now have a rising Kindergartener and PK-3er. Ahh! I am sooo excited for both my kids to be in the same school next year. And not just for me to have a little time to myself, but to see Sam become a leader and show his extremely […]
Even though February is a short month, it packs a punch with fun things to do. At our house, Jeff’s birthday is the main event. He’s a Valentine’s Day baby so all the attention goes to him. I’m making his favorite meal: stuffed grape leaves and kibbe. Definitely a time intensive request, but he’s […]
Hi Everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! If you aren’t aware, I share a 5 FRIDAY FINDS on my facebook page each week. They are just a small collection of things I have my eye on or tried that week. I’ve been doing it for a few weeks now, so I thought, why not […]
It’s Christmas and this is one of the first years I’m really excited. I know, I know. It’s not that I don’t like Christmas. I do. I always have. But a few factors have played into my previous lack of enthusiasm. First,
Another year older. Another year wiser. For my birthday, I am sharing a few favorite things that I love.
Parties. Christmas cookies. Those Ferrero Roche chocolate balls everywhere. There are many celebrations and indulgences this time of year. Usually, being healthy takes a backseat to all the festivities. With so much to do, who has time to exercise? It’s easier to take the Carrie Bradshaw approach of “Shopping is my cardio.” It’s all so […]
I love this time of year and September is my favorite month. The warm summer weather is still lingering while looking straight at the pumpkin spice of fall, making it the perfect mix. Even after being out of school for so many years, I still feel the excitement of starting new. Maybe that’s why […]
There is a certain Je ne sais quoi about the French that I just gravitate towards. The elegance, the indulgence, the gorgeous language… it’s just so inspirational. I took French classes up until my first year of college and regret never studying abroad there. While my daughter’s name, Marielle, is a homage to the […]
Last week I was sharing on Instagram our trip to Jeff’s family’s lake house where I went to not one, but two baby showers! They were just so perfect in their each and own individual way.
Wednesday was Sam’s last day of PK3. I can’t believe we have one year under our belt! With posters around the school reminding students about “Summer Brain Gain”, I started thinking about what books to read this summer. Last year, on our trip to the shore I was dealing with a sick 9 month old […]
One of the beauties of becoming a mom is the rediscovery of children’s books. Many of them teach our little ones about navigating through life whether it’s how to be kind to a friend, the places they’ll go, or what happens when you give a mouse a cookie. In our house, we love Mo William’s Elephant […]
As a mom, you have those things that just make you smile. We’re going through a defiant stage where every suggestion is met with a counter offer. Seriously, yesterday I got “I don’t want to go to a pool”. But there are a few things that we can agree on. Here are some favs:
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