i made eleanor cry. (by josh)

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I took this picture two nights ago while lying in Eleanor’s tiny toddler bed putting her to sleep. Sometimes on the nights I put them to bed,  before they doze off, I take some extra time to whisper in their ears and tell them how great they each are.

Before I took this photo, I was telling my daughter how much I love her, how grateful I am that she is my daughter, that she makes me SO happy, that’s she is a good girl and smart and funny, that I wouldn’t want anyone else in the world to replace her, how I wouldn’t change anything about her, and some other stuff I was really feeling I wanted and needed to tell her…then we said a little prayer where I thanked God for her, and I realized she hadn’t whispered anything or moved for a while....

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enjoying the last of autumn + a giveaway with naturebox! (closed)

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today we’ve teamed up with our longtime partner, naturebox, to giveaway a 6-month snack subscription to two lucky readers! (all the details at the end of this post!)

as the colder weather has started creeping into our shorter days, we’ve been trying to get outside as much as we can during these last few pleasant days of autumn weather before winter hits hard.  ...

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a day at the ice cream shop!

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one of josh’s friends, catherine, quit her day job in the corporate world about a year ago to pursue her dream of opening an ice cream shop here in the city! we have been meaning to check it out for ages and finally had time to go last week!

catherine was so sweet to open up her shop, luca and bosco, for us on a day it’s usually closed so the kids could play ‘ice cream shop!’ it is their favorite game to play at the playground, in the bathtub, anywhere really… they are always scooping up pretend ice cream cones for me and saying things like “three scoops?...

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baby bump #3 / 34 weeks

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the countdown is on! working on the name list! the baby stuff has been pulled out from the backs of our closets and we’re touring the hospital this week where baby will be born!

so… this is happening! insomnia has set in full force… i find myself taking long baths and watching a lot of the voice on hulu at 3 or 4 in the morning (ps-can we talk about jean kelley?... Read more

taza’s baby essentials guide!

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i think one of the most overwhelming tasks when you’re expecting, is figuring out what you really need once baby arrives. there are countless brands and products out there and everyone has a different opinion on what works best and what is a need vs a want. i’ve been hesitant in the past to share my own list of what i’ve found to be incredibly helpful with my first two babies, just because there are already so many great guides and resources out there.  ...

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