Category Archives: Motherhood

Thoughts: No Time to Think

Two years ago Tim Kreider wrote an article for the New York Times titled The ‘Busy’ Trap which talks about the issues within our modern-day culture of constantly busying ourselves–if only as a means of seeming productive, desirable and meaningful–and how it … Continue reading

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Beatrix!

Two months ago Beatrix Maia was born! It’s been both a challenging and wonderful summer so far and I love observing Beatrix’s personality emerge and develop. I’m also happy to report that Violet has been an incredible big sister and … Continue reading

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Traveling To Japan With Small Children, Part 1: The Planning

Last month Nick, Violet and I traveled to Kyoto and Tokyo on vacation. We had a wonderful time in Japan site seeing, visiting old friends, trying new foods and experiencing Japanese culture, but not surprisingly, traveling with a toddler–and while pregnant–is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy 2014 (almost)! These last few months I’d taken a break from blogging to focus on family, but I’m happy to be coming back with a lot to share in the new year. 2013 was a busy year filled with some … Continue reading

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DIY Name Tags for Clothing

Next week Vi starts (play)school and, like most schools, it is requested that you label all of your kid’s clothing. It’s a little costly to buy custom made labels, especially when they’re so simple and affordable to make yourself. 1. … Continue reading

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