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The Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide To Getting Away

This post was sponsored by Philips Avent as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Going back to work after Jemma was born kind of scarred me. I HATED leaving her. I felt like I was leaving my heart behind and I worried. Oh, […]


Happy From the Inside Out

  As I type, you’re wiggling yourself to sleep beside me. You’re smiling and kicking; practically winking while you murmur, “Golly Mama, I’m just so glad that we love each other so much.” And we do. We really really do. It’s been six months since Eli joined our crew (well, six months in another week) and […]

creamy white wine pasta

Creamy White Wine Pasta

Pasta is such a dear. A dear, old, delicious friend.  My love for pasta runs deep and seeing that I married into an Italian family, my kids are getting the pasta love from both sides. Granted, Max loves mac ‘n cheese most of all right now, but Jemma joins me in “fancy pasta” meals pretty regularly. […]


3 Things I’ve Learned Between My First Baby and My Last

    When Jemma was born seven years ago, I thought I knew quite a bit about becoming a mother. I had read mountains of books, talked to quite a few mentor moms, and although my pregnancy and early days with her were pre-Pinterest (ohmygoodness, do you remember?) I had cataloged gobs of articles, both […]


A New Resource For Breastfeeding Families

This post is sponsored by Aeroflow Breastpumps. Melissa. That was the name of my very first lactation consultant. To this day I don’t know what I would have done without her care, guidance, and support. More than once I called her on the verge of tears. She listened to my scattered worries, organized them, and […]


This + That

I’ve hit a lull lately, here and in real life. I’m craving quiet. So I have been. But, I’ve collected a bit of things between my reading and browsing and thought I’d pop in to share. There are a few other things on my radar that will come in due time. Eventually I’ll have an […]


The Best Non-Fiction of 2017

Back and forth. That’s how I go when it comes to books … a little fiction, a little nonfiction, a little paperback, a little audio. It keeps me intrigued, it keeps me learning, and most of all, it satiates my love of books! Last month I shared my favorite fiction books of the year and […]


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide — Presents Couples Can Share

This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, all thoughts and opinions are yours truly! It’s the month of LOVE! Valentine’s Day is almost here!  For our very first Valentine’s Day (way back in 2007!), Dominic gave me a beautiful diamond heart pendant. We had joked that when he gifted me diamonds for the first time […]


Winter Games Ready

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The winter games countdown has been a big deal around here. The kids are SO into it and we’ve been learning and planning for a few weeks now. Library books, coloring pages, and lots of ice skating pretend play in the kitchen thanks to […]


Five Favorites

If you’re in the sick slump of winter, never fear, we are too. #solidarity For a few weeks now it has been sniffles scattered with worse, but I’m pretty sure we’re all on the upswing and I’m so very happy. Sick kids are precious to snuggle for a day or two, but when it goes […]