Field of Dreams

Erinn and I took our oldest boys on a play date to the Field Museum after the great success of our Disney on Ice experience. We couldn’t have planned the day any better. After dropping the babies off at their respective day cares, we met at the museum just after it opened on a beautiful […]

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Summer Blues

I’ve got the summer blues. You know, blue dresses, blue tanks, blue rompers, bring it on! If you read our last post [fitness goals: monthly update], you know that we rewarded ourselves after reaching our fitness goals for month 1 and my treat to myself was a super flowy, parent-friendly, bbq-ready, cobalt blue dress. And […]

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Fitness Goals: Monthly Update

A month ago we wrote about making fitness goals and holding ourselves accountable using the buddy system [original post here] because apparently in your 30’s you can’t eat whatever you want consequence-free. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it.  I’m queen of goal-setting one minute and the-diet-starts-tomorrowing the next minute.  But having an accountability partner […]

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What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has come and gone again and I’m not gonna lie, I got some pretty memorable gifts this year [especially the VERY accurate drawing my 3 year old made me of what he thinks I look like] but this year’s really got me thinking about what I really want for Mother’s Day. Not necessarily […]

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The Buddy System: Fitness Goals

When the babies turned one not long ago, we looked at each other and said, “Ok, this year we gotta find a way back to ourselves.” But in actuality, I’m not exactly sure we can ever find our way back to who we were before. I found myself wondering if that person even truly exists […]

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One

Our babies turned one this month.  And as much joy as we have for this celebration, there’s a bittersweetness there too.  Mostly because they’re our last babies.  So the end of this year marks a close to a lot of the mothering experience for us: the last time we’re pregnant, the last newborn smell, the […]

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A Letter to My Daughter

My baby turns one tomorrow.  One year ago today, the night before she was born, I sat at this same computer with a swollen belly and a box-full of tissues, writing this letter to my son. Full of love and fear, I sobbed and worried and dreamed about how this tiny person would change all […]

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Old Farts

I recently came across this gem on Instagram… at first I laughed my ass off, nodding in agreement as I sent it to MB. Then, after just a few minutes of browsing back through my own pre-children photos, it hit me. Holy s*@%!! When did we get old? I look at my face every single […]

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Survival Mode

A plague on both our houses. Or at least what feels like a plague has descended upon my house this winter and there is no end in sight. First it was one kid and then just when we thought we were in the clear, a fever spiked in the other one out of the blue. […]

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Best of 2017

This has been a interesting year in a lot of ways, both personally and in the public sphere. A lot has happened that gives us reason to pause. And that has really got me thinking about how easy it is to get caught up in all the negative. This year has been so full of […]

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