How We Celebrate Back to School Season & Our New School Year Theme

How We Celebrate Back to School Season & Our New School Year Theme

Who else loves the back to school rush? As a kid I got absolutely giddy picking out new notebooks and pens, going shopping with my mom, and laying out an outfit for my first day to school. Being on the other side now, it's bittersweet - especially because Eva is on her way to preschool! [...]

Capsule Wardrobe For A Week at the Lake & Tips for Packing Like a Pro

Capsule Wardrobe For A Week at the Lake & Tips for Packing Like a Pro

Every summer we spend a week at my husbands family lake house in Minnesota. My first year going was just a few weeks after our wedding, and I seriously over packed and over dressed. On the first morning I came out in a dress and wedges with my hair and makeup done - and his [...]

The Best Books of the Summer & How to Get More Reading Done

The Best Books of the Summer & How to Get More Reading Done

You all know how much I love to read - and sharing my favorites on here is always so much fun. Reading has always been a great love of mine, and I realize that many people want to read more, but just have trouble finding the time or motivation. So today I'm going to share [...]

How to Survive Travel with Toddlers & What I Pack in Our Kids’ Carry On

How to Survive Travel with Toddlers & What I Pack in Our Kids’ Carry On

We are prepping for a few weekend trips and our annual family vacation to Minnesota. That's right, we live in New Hampshire and vacation in Minnesota. You'd be surprised to find out we honeymooned in San Juan and not Siberia. Now, Minnesota isn't a hot travel destination, but we love it. It's laid back, relaxing, [...]

25 of the Best Birthday Gifts for Kids and Our Gifting Philosophy

25 of the Best Birthday Gifts for Kids and Our Gifting Philosophy

I sometimes feel guilty for my girls' lack of 'stuff'. Now let me say right off the bat, they have plenty. A playhouse tent, a tiny retro kitchen, and art supplies to last the millenium. But even still, I get comments from guests and well-meaning family members about the toys - or lack thereof - [...]

Parenting Books You’ll Actually Like to Read

Parenting Books You’ll Actually Like to Read

Before I even had children, I was reading a lot of parenting books. I studied Family Life with an emphasis in Human Development and hoped to pursue clinical research, but ended up having my own girls and doing some clinical research that way. Now I read parenting books for myself and not necessarily to write [...]

How to Have Your Best Summer – Setting a Summer Rhythm

How to Have Your Best Summer – Setting a Summer Rhythm

Summer is just around the corner! Even though my girls aren't in school, there's a change in the air when summer hits. Our dance class will be finished in a few weeks (after Eva has her first recital - ah!) and our schedule will be pretty free. It can be so nice to just breath [...]