lucy and winnie’s shared nursery

lucy and winnie’s shared nursery

Hi friends! Last fall I shared a blog post with photos of Lucy’s room before we added the second crib! Today, I wanted to share the girls room with both cribs and what it looks like now! This room has always been my favorite in our house. It gets the prettiest afternoon light and just feels so happy and FUN. My ‘goal’ for this room was for it to be inviting, playful, colorful and uniquely a kids space. I  didn’t want to take the room too seriously and wanted it to feel cozy, bright, and somewhere we all wanted to be. We are in here […]

outdoor toys we have and love

outdoor toys we have and love

We, like basically everyone, have been spending a lot more time at home than we ever expected! We are SO thankful for our backyard and spend a lot of time out there, especially when it isn’t *too* hot. I wanted to share a few of our outdoor toys we have and love! RIDING TOYS/BIKES My mom bought Lucy this ride-on toy/bike (brand is YBIKE) about a year and a half ago and it’s gotten a lot of use! She first used it right as she was learning to walk and would waddle around pushing it everywhere. Now, she rides on it like a bike. It’s […]

10 everlane items I own and love

10 everlane items I own and love

I’ve been having fun sharing little blog post roundups of products we have and love, like this post about coffee table books we have and love and this post sharing 8 IKEA items we have and love.  I’ve been shopping from Everlane for years, and wanted to share a few of my favorite items from Everlane I own and love! LONG SLEEVE V NECK BODYSUIT I first bought this bodysuit when I  was pregnant with Winnie and while it’s not technically a maternity item, it fits a growing bump! I wear this under just about anything, including jumpsuits, dresses, skirts, and high-waisted jeans.  SLEEVELESS BODYSUIT  My […]

to the moms who have new babies, are pregnant, or trying to start or grow their families during a pandemic

to the moms who have new babies, are pregnant, or trying to start or grow their families during a pandemic

my daughter Winnie was born on February 13, almost exactly one month before the world shut down for the coronavirus pandemic. little did we know, that having my mom bring Lucy to the hospital to meet her sister, would be “a thing of the past” just a few weeks later. little did we know, a month later, many women would have to wear masks while giving birth, and some would even have the difficult experience of giving birth without their partner present. leading up to Winnie’s birth, and in the immediate weeks afterwards, we had no idea the magnitude of how life would look so […]

dear soon-to-be mama of two

dear soon-to-be mama of two

Dear soon-to-be mama of two, It might feel impossible to survive pregnancy while simultaneously juggling keeping another child alive. It might feel impossible to manage adoption logistics, while also keeping another child fed, well-rested, and happy. Time goes so slow when you’re waiting for a new baby, but simultaneously so fast when you are waiting for a baby while taking care of the child right in front of you. Your body might hurt, your heart might feel scared, your mind might be racing and the day you’ll meet your baby might feel so far away. It will happen before you know it.️ You might worry that […]

roadtripping with toddlers and infants: tips + tricks

roadtripping with toddlers and infants: tips + tricks

Hi! I’ve had a lot of people reach out asking me for road trip with kids tips, so wanted to share a few things that have worked for us! I’m not an expert, and I think even the most well-traveled, laid-back parents and kids have rough travel days. We absolutely do! That being said, we have done MANY long road trips with Lucy starting at an early age, and recently did a 8 hour road trip with both girls to/from Ohio. We’ve learned a lot from many trips, and try to tweak our adventures accordingly. Before I  dive into specifics on road tripping with kids, […]