Our First Family Ski Trip: Mammoth, CA

The first time I ever went skiing was in December 2016. It was before kids and the first winter post-collegiate running. On this particular trip, I had a meltdown moment on the top of the mountain. This was literally my first time ever skiing and at the time we could not afford lessons for ourselves.…… Continue reading Our First Family Ski Trip: Mammoth, CA

2021 Reflection + Staying Present in 2022

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of the year. In the last couple days before the new year, I always love taking some time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. I have been doing these yearly reflections for 3 years now. It really…… Continue reading 2021 Reflection + Staying Present in 2022

First Family Trip as 4: Palm Springs

This summer, we have been intentional about keeping it pretty low key since we basically still have a newborn baby (he is already almost 3 months!). While most of our summer days have looked like just hanging at home by the pool or watching dad surf at the beach, we did want to have a…… Continue reading First Family Trip as 4: Palm Springs

5 Tips for Planning the First Year Birthday Party

Before I was ever even pregnant, I would dream about being a mom. These dreams always consisted of two things: snacks and parties. I thought about making fun snacks for my kids when they got home from school. I thought about the snacks I would bring after their soccer games for the whole team that…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Planning the First Year Birthday Party

New York City with a 1-Year Old

It was around when Hudson was just a little over a month old that Lance and I booked tickets for New York. At this point we were still relatively idealistic when it came to the demands of life with a baby (and maybe we still are), but we felt this longing to take Hudson to…… Continue reading New York City with a 1-Year Old

6 More Lessons in the First Year of Motherhood

Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet Hudson Boy! I cannot believe a whole year has gone by! These past couple days I have been very sentimental as I have thought back to what we were doing exactly a year ago. We were waiting. And waiting and waiting. We went into the hospital Wednesday evening after…… Continue reading 6 More Lessons in the First Year of Motherhood