making a cheese plate!

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last month, when my three sisters and i were all in the same city, we made a cheese plate together (and then devoured said cheese plate in a matter of maybe 20 minutes, HA!). during my pregnancy with the twins, all i craved were cheeses that i wasn’t allowed to eat those nine months, so i’ve pretty much been making up for lost time the past three months since beatrice and madalena’s arrivals....

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to punish or reward?

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josh and i read a new york times article the other day and we haven’t been able to stop talking about it since! the one all about what is better for children, rewards or punishments? (the author, psychotherapist heather turgeon, argues neither.) anyway, it’s a short article and definitely worth the read. we keep going back to it in our conversations the past several days and i basically started copying and paste-ing large chunks of the authors advice into the notes section on my phone so i could try to apply some of the ways she articulated talking with children into my everyday conversations with all of mine....

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tennis, tennis, tennis!

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one of our favorite traditions each year is attending the us open! we’ve been going since before all these babies happened and the kids have been joining in and coming with us since they were just a few years old! we really aren’t a family that does much when it comes to sports, but tennis is something we all love to follow and our kids have enjoyed playing on and off over the past few years. ...

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all those pizza memories…

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i can’t tell you how many special memories i have accumulated over the years that involve a slice (or entire pie, let’s be honest) of pizza from joe’s in the west village here in new york city. memories dating way back in the olden days when i was in college and very over the terrible food in my dormitory cafeteria, when friends and i would plan the evenings itinerary around pizza at joe’s… to long before josh and i had 5 children (that is still so weird to say), and together we’d hop on the B or C train all the way from our tiny harlem studio apartment solely for the love of getting a few slices of pizza to share from there as well. ...

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mayan ruins in tulum, mexico!

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hello from mexico! we’ve been here for the past several days enjoying our first official trip as a family of 7! in natural naomi form, i have lots of photos and stories i want to share from this trip so far, but thought i would start with a few pictures from our visit to see the mayan ruins in tulum!...

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