Jack’s Nursery

I am so excited to share these photos of Jack’s nursery for two reasons: 1) I love how cute and cozy the room turned out (Chris says it’s his favorite room in our whole apartment), and 2) because I put this together using all of our old nursery furniture (same crib, side table, glider, storage ottoman, rug and changing table (not pictured)) that both Declan and Arabella used, with just a couple decorative updates (new bedding and wall art) to make the room feel new and fresh and special for Jack.

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Lots of Feelings

Hormones, sleep deprivation, and gut-wrenching TV choices aside, I have really been struggling with the fact that this is the last time I will be doing this: last pregnancy, last birth, last newborn phase when they are all sleepy and snugly and smooshy and LITTLE and just so so sweet.  It’s hard to think about closing the chapter on this part of our lives – to go from the early days of building a family to the task of actually raising that family.  To being a young mom of young kids to  . . . well, an older mom of older kids.

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Family Pics Before Baby

Photos by Lindsey Belle The last 4 weeks since baby Jack’s arrival have been full of a lot of wonderful things, but coherent thoughts have not been one of them.  Hoping my newborn mama brain fog lifts soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share these family photos that we took a couple weeks before his arrival (I was…

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My Pregnancy Wardrobe Staples

I’ve gotten a bunch of questions over the last several months about favorite maternity wear, so I wanted to share some of my top maternity-friendly finds that I basically lived in over the last 8+ months (yep, I started wearing maternity pants around 10 weeks, and am still wearing them 2+ weeks postpartum as they are the easiest on my c-section incision while it heals).  With each of my three pregnancies I have discovered new brands (both maternity and non-maternity) that work well with a growing bump, and more flattering ways to wear things for my body type and the way it changes when pregnant.

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Favorites for the Fourth

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays – summer is in full swing, and in my book there are few things better than celebrating outdoors (preferably near a beach!) with friends and family in gorgeous weather.  Normally we go to our beach house in Rhode Island for the 4th, but this year I am on…

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Spotlight on Motherhood: Muriel

In honor of Mother’s Day this coming weekend, I am excited to share my very first Spotlight on Motherhood, featuring my fabulous maternal grandmother: Muriel.  What makes today’s post even more special is that it is guest edited by my own mother, Cherilyn!  I asked her to reflect on her mom, and any lessons she had learned from her (directly through her teaching or indirectly through just observing her actions) that she carried through life and found to be valuable.  I loved reading what she wrote so much, especially the “Words from Muriel” – they are are all so wise and so very HER.

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Malibu Farm & The Pier

MY DRESS:  Zara (not maternity but it works!)  //  MY SUNGLASSES: Crap Eyewear While we were in Newport Beach last month we popped up to LA for the day to visit some friends.  Our first stop was the Malibu Pier, which I hadn’t been to in forever.  Located along the Pacific Coast Highway right between Carbon Beach and Surfrider Beach,…

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