never leave home without…

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over the years as my family has grown in size, i’ve tried to find ways to minimize the amount of things i have to haul everywhere despite often having a lot of kids of different ages with me. i’m out for several hours on end at times running errands or hopping playgrounds with the kids, so while i like to be prepared, if i can get away with only bringing with me the absolute necessities, the day feels a whole lot more manageable as i can focus more on my babies and kiddos and less on all the stuff i also need to keep track of....

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a giveaway with sonnet james!

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way back in the summertime of 2013, when i was mothering a sweet little toddler named eleanor and a freshly faced baby samson who had just turned one,  i got an email from a fellow mama of two who lived on the opposite coast.  she had just wrapped up a successful kickstarter campaign focused on dresses she’d designed in the late hours of the night on the floor of her kitchen in palo alto....

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on weaning.

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two saturday’s ago, i started the bittersweet process of weaning my baby girls from breastfeeding. as i type this, i have cold cabbage leaves stuffed into my bra and a throbbing and painful chest that doesn’t seem to want to say goodbye to the milk it has worked so hard to produce over the past 13 months....

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another year around the sun.

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today, i am 33 years old. it feels good.

this day last year was one of my most vulnerable days on this earth. madalena and beatrice were just a few weeks old, and we were doing test after test at the hospital for one of my baby girls after she’d gotten a high fever in the middle of the night before my birthday (let me insert hear before getting any further that she ended up being totally fine, thank the Lord – but we didn’t know that going into our 2 day hospital stay)....

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my power color.

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i’ve noticed a slight gradual pull towards all things pink over the past year or so, and i haven’t minded one bit. i feel like i noticed my new found love for the baby pink shade around the time we found out madalena and beatrice were both girls. maybe it happened a little bit before that, when i sought out pink sneakers the summer before, or started gravitating towards the pink frosted donuts on the saturday mornings when we’d snag a few for breakfast....

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