Inès’ Newborn Photos

It’s six o’clock in the morning, and I’m sitting by the fire with a strong cup of coffee enjoying a few quiet moments before the daily chaos of life with two kids begins. As I scroll through our newborn family photos, I’m in awe of how much Inès has changed in the past ten weeks,

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18 Goals for 2018

The holidays are a magical time of year but they can also elevate the chaos, complexity and clutter in our lives. As I sit here, I can’t help but feel inspired by the the openness and simplicity of this space now that the tree has been taken down. My mantra for 2018: Surrounding yourself with

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Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

If there’s one thing I love more than my very first slow cooker — which got me through grad school in North Carolina and our first few years of marriage in San Francisco — it’s my Instant Pot (affiliate link). If you don’t yet have an Instant Pot, you may want to put one on your

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My First Two Weeks as a Mom of Two

Two weeks. How is our sweet baby girl already two weeks old? Man does time fly when you’re sleep deprived and juggling two kids under two! The past couple weeks have been some of the happiest, most exhausting, and intensely emotional of my life — of all our lives, truthfully. Baby Inès is doing wonderfully.

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Slow Cooker Potato Cauliflower Mash

There’s no doubt motherhood has its challenges. Between the non-stop nursing, debilitating sleep deprivation and an uptick in toddler tantrums, there are times the hubs and I feel like we’re barely hanging on these days. As easy as it is to get wrapped up in the day-to-day challenges of being a busy mama of two,

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Welcome, Baby Inès!

She’s here! Meet our sweet baby girl, Inès Marie, born on Saturday, October 28th at 10:42 pm. She was a punctual peanut, arriving the evening after her due date, measuring 19 inches long and weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces — nearly two pounds less than her big brother! I know we’re still in the sleepy

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