hike at bear mountain!

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getting outside each day with my kiddos and doing something active has definitely helped with my sanity as i’ve navigated this thing called motherhood the past few years. living in the city has been great for this very reason, because the smaller living quarters of urban life somewhat forces you to get out even if you’d rather stay in, and fresh air, sunshine (even cold sunshine in the winter!) and some physical activity does wonders for my family’s moods and spirits and over all well-being....

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taking myself out on a date.

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something i’ve come to so appreciate, sometimes crave and hold very dear over the past couple of years, is my alone time. don’t get me wrong, you all know how big of a family girl i am and what a privilege i consider it to get to hang with my three little monkeys each day, but even after everyone is tucked in bed, and i’ve finished my work and can’t wait to hit the pillow myself, i have to just take ten or twenty minutes for myself to flip through hulu or take a bath....

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pizza dates and parent/teacher nights and long walks on the UWS.

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our date night this week looked a little different than usual, with the majority of it spent at a parent/teacher night at eleanor’s school. the funny part about that though, is that josh and i had been looking forward to the night at the school for a few weeks now. haha! we are such dorks sometimes. but it was a great evening together, and it just solidified our excitement for this coming year and the future....

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life lately.

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life has been feeling incredibly speedy lately. it’s mid september and over the past couple of weeks, all three of my kids feel more grown up than usual to me. maybe it’s because i have a kindergartner now, my littlest is no longer nursing and also my middle child has made it his personal mission as of late to respond to any request i might ask his help with, with the most loving “no problem, mom!” that stops me dead in my tracks, it’s so dang cute. ...

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