encouraging imaginative play!

during my first few years as a new mother, i filled much of my spare minutes hunched over parenting books –how to bring my kids the greatest joy, how to talk to my babies and then my toddlers, how to have a tidy welcoming home with little ones, how to get a baby to sleep 12 hours at night (lol), how to do this and how to do that....

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whole wheat apple muffins!

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if you went apple picking this fall, chances are you came home with more apples than you know what to do with! or was that just us?! the baby girls have enjoyed playing this new game of ask for an apple and take a few bites and then go hide said apple somewhere in the apartment when mama isn’t looking so she can’t find it for a few days....

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hello, middle of october!

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welcome again to my little corner of the internet! i blinked and it was suddenly mid october. something you’d think would make my heart giddily skip a few beats since i’ve been dreaming of autumn since like, the last hot humid week of august. but like much of my world at the moment, autumn appears to have arrived with her running shoes attached....

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apple picking outside the city!

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the kids have a few days off school this week and so for a while we tossed around the idea to leave town and do a bigger trip since we don’t really get another break in the calendar until the holidays. but we’re also in the midst of working on a big project (which i can’t wait to share more details on soon!...

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family photos in central park!

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sharing the photos katie rain took of our family in central park a few weeks ago! so many in this batch that i really love, because she captured all seven of us – pulling the faces and the sass and the rarely ever holding still – perfectly. it’s such a big feat to take on – taking photos with this many people (and littles) to be in the frame....

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