Babymoon: Spa Edition

As I’ve written about in a previous post, I am a big believer in traveling sans kids every once in awhile to maintain your sanity, your identity, and your relationship.  So when hubby and I found out we were pregnant with baby #2, one of the first things we talked about was when to schedule […]

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7 Memories for 7 Weeks

With the 7 week countdown on at this point, my fashion sense has become nothing more than a leggings/stretchy clothes uniform(check out my go-to faves below), so needless to say, this post will not be about my latest style obsession. What has been an “obsession” of mine as I approach the end of this pregnancy is making […]

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Color Wheel Theory

In my middle school art class, I painted this, the one and only canvas piece of my entire life: an elaborate color wheel.  I still remember painstakingly shading in the intricate design on each wedge with the precision of a pre-pubescent neurosurgeon.  I’m no artist (obviously), but I was insanely proud of this masterpiece, and […]

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Holiday Recap

  Christmas Eve In an Italian family, Christmas Eve is the big event, filled with food, presents, and wine. It’s an evening ripe with family photo opps too, so clearly having the family match is a priority for the both of us. MB’s Christmas Morning For me, Christmas morning is all about mimosas, festive pajamas, and […]

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New Years Eve: A New Tradition

I’ve never been a lover of New Year’s Eve. Normally, I would wait until the ball drops, the champagne pops and then I would make my silent exit for the door. Even in my single days I didn’t buy into the hoopla that is NYE, but now as a mother, I’m finding myself longing for […]

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5 Holiday Outfits 

Now that the kids are off school and parents are using up their vacation time, the calendar starts to get packed with different parties and events for two straight weeks.  It can be really overwhelming to come up with outfits that are stylish, comfortable, and inexpensive.  Let’s face it, most of the fall and winter […]

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Winter Work Essentials

Sub-zero temperatures have descended upon Chicago, and it is time to bundle up.  As much as we’d love to cozy up in leggings and sweatshirts in front of the fire every day, these mamas have gotta put down the peppermint mochas and get to work. However, it can be really easy to get stuck in […]

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Deck the Halls

It’s quite literally the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s the only time I can listen to Christmas music at any hour of the day without judgment, the only time sprinkle cookies are offered at every turn, and the only time I can go crazy decorating my house in red and sparkles.  December always turns […]

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The Search for a Chemical Free Beauty Routine

When K was very little and I would rock him to sleep, he would reach up and touch my eyelashes with his tiny finger to sooth himself. The second I felt the brush of his finger tips against the fringe of my lashes, everything around me would slow down and the day would melt away–It […]

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Thanksgiving Pants

One of our all-time favorite things about the Friends franchise was the annual Thanksgiving episodes.  Although most of the plot lines revolved around remotely plausible, albeit ridiculous, situations (Emma’s secret beauty pageant, the accidental beef trifle, three different kinds of potatoes ruined), there was always one Thanksgiving moment that rang so true to us, it […]

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