chalk and heat and my big camera.

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last weekend the heat wave in our city was intense. and while this mama would have been more than happy sitting beside the air conditioning unit in our apartment for the majority of it, the heat does not slow these munchkins down. i was reminded of the book i read last year called there’s no such thing as bad weather, which mostly referenced the colder months as an example and how children thrive being in the great outdoors in rain or snow or any sort of weather– and how it really just comes down to the proper attire (usually)....

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strawberries!

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it was very messy and a little bit sticky, but we had a pretty incredible time strawberry picking the other day about an hour and a half outside of the city at alstede farms in new jersey. i intentionally wore a black t-shirt (this isn’t my first rodeo as a mama on a berry farm!) and brought back up onesies for the baby girls – although truth be told, i keep seeing that tie-dye has totally made a comeback this year in fashion and i mean, these two just wanted a chance to be a part of that DIY tie-dye trend....

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36 things to do in nyc this summer with kids!

with the warm weather upon us (and the splashpad waters officially turned on until the beginning of september), i wanted to share a post with some of our favorite things to do in new york city during the summer months with children! since this is often a frequently asked question this time of year with many of you heading this way to visit, i hope you can find this information helpful!...

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your own personal summer bucket list…

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on the notes section of my phone last week, i started compiling a summer bucket list for our family. writing down all of the things i wanna squeeze in during our summer days together over break from fire fly catching and kite flying in central park to family bike rides all the way over the brooklyn bridge....

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mama in the city! what’s in my diaper bag!

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excited to share a blog post today all about what is in my diaper bag and what else i never leave the apartment without whenever i have all 5 kids in tow! it’s been a few years since i’ve packed a full diaper bag to bring out with us since we graduated from that stage a while ago with conrad and i was able to get by when we were out with hardly any prepped items beyond wipes....

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