We knew our lives would change drastically when we had our first daughter, Sydney. Friends who were already parents made sure we knew just how much our lives would change. Now that we’re parents of two, we also get that kind of twisted enjoyment when talking to soon-to-be new parents.
What is it about getting your hands in the dirt that just makes you feel better about life? Can you relate? Whenever I feel stressed, overwhelmed, under-appreciated or just plain blue, I take to the dirt and within no time find myself feeling better. Read More “Digging in the Dirt”
I’m Jenn, a wedding and family lifestyle photographer, a mother of two crazy boys – Calvin and Archie – and a certified toddler traveler (sort of). Calvin has already traveled to amazing places in his short lifetime– Hawaii, Maine, Cabo, Montana, Colorado, Sedona on two separate road trips, Santa Cruz, Disneyland and the list goes on. He took to traveling right away, I’m assuming because we started him at such a young age.
I have found running a small business and raising kids to be just barely possible. That’s the rather bleak truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Here’s the good news, mom entrepreneurs: You can have it all (work life and mom life). But the small print is that you cannot have things just the way you want. Think of it this way: You are in a car and the car is going to your destination, but you don’t get to choose the speed (or the pitstops) of the roadtrip.
Just when you thought hot dog season couldn’t possibly get any better, cooks can’t seem to stop dreaming up tasty (out-of-the-box) hot dog toppings for their cookouts. Here in New York City, you can get just about anything on a dog: fried eggs, kimchi, even beef heart–ragu! Crazy, right!?
Growing up in South Louisiana, I was always surrounded by food and family. I can remember spending countless hours in the kitchen helping my mom, dad and grandparents. Watching everything they did, and helping in any way that I could: measuring, pouring, mixing. Whatever it was, I just wanted to be part of it.
When rain chases the sun away, don’t let it chase away your sense of fun. Gloomy weather can be the backdrop for some of your kids’ best days. Plan a day filled with alternating adventures: play indoors until cabin fever sets in, then head out into the fat raindrops for some splashing before drying off with a warm and cozy game.
Image: Simply Real Moms
We’ve all seen picnics in the movies. The revelers frolic on picturesque rolling plains, clink their wine glasses, jump into the local watering hole for a swim, and still manage to leave the scene in clean, unwrinkled garments. Is this real life?
Image: Kim Vargo, Yellow Brick Home