April 2013

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harlow – BACKPACK: c/o American Apparel – JACKET: Zara – SHIRT: H&M – LEGGINGS: c/o American Apparel – SHOES: c/o Yosi Samra

Identical mom and daughter shoes, awwwwww. We were stopped too many times to mention (like our shoes were celebrities) and awwwwwed at in very loud whispers every where we went. So in case you were ever wondering, identical mom and daughter shoes are the bees knees (Harlow wants us to wear then EVERYDAY).

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· April 30, 2013 · in Daily,My Style,Our Style



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Our Sunday didn’t actually involve any bacon, what so ever. Which actually felt a little like blasphemy, I don’t care what kind of bacon you prefer (veggie, turkey, au natrual, smoked, whatever) Sundays are for bacon. But, instead of bacon we hit up Mill St Brewery for some lunch and of course lunch beer (for mom and dad, just to be extra clear) – Sunday beer Sunday, just didn’t quite sound right. We did some strolling around The Distillery District, spending some play and shopping time at Mini Mioche’s newest location – she’s a beaut! The kids both got new shoes, Chris and I both got coffees. We strolled over to the park and ended the day cuddled under blankets watching with Star Wars, and trying to keep the kids awake till bedtime. The perfect Sunday in my books, how was your Sunday? Any bacon involved?

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· April 29, 2013 · in Daily,Real Life



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enjoying those EVERYDAY moments : 16/52 – pretend play time.

Probably the most fun “playtime” to watch out of all the different playtimes, and when two adorable imaginations combine it’s like they have adorable super powers – shooting me in the heart with cuteness after each word.

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· April 26, 2013 · in Daily,The Everyday



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HEADBAND: c/o DVF for GapKids – SHIRT: H&M – TANK TOP: H&M – JEANS: c/o DVF for GapKids – SHOES: c/o DVF for GapKids

So I realized my blog has been heavy on the Harlow and light on the Kingston, lately. I guess this is what happens when one kiddo spends part of his time (2 whole hours a day) in school? Hopefully that handsome boy of mine will make an appearance on here soon, I personally have missed seeing his face through the lens of my camera

The Gap Kids and Diane Von Furstenberg collection is out today it’s colorful and super cute, obviously.

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· April 25, 2013 · in Daily,Little Style



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mom time, time for yourself, yoga mom, running mom, mom guilt, running toddler

The other day as I walked to yoga in the dark of the super early morning I had this huge breath of clear air, a moment where I realized I have hit this super sweet spot in life (an epiphany if you will). I have hit a personal groove, a perfect balanced happy point between family, work and me time.

Yoga really has been my saving grace, my self esteem booster, my time to myself, the calm start to my days, and the recipe for my physical health – and I could not be more thankful to my family for allowing me to practice as much and as often as I do (and for my husband for pushing me to start practicing again). Recently, I added running into my “me time” mix – 4 weeks down in the C25K app (two thumbs up for this app) and I can’t say I love (or really even like) running, yet (but I feel it should come soon, right!?).

Back to my walk to yoga the other day, in the butt crack of dawn. The same moment I felt like I had reached this moment of total happy wholeness in life. I also sorta began feeling guilty, guilty for taking time for myself, guilty for loving my work life, family life, friend life, and calming/fitness life (though obviously all the same life, they often feel separated by the different hats). At that moment my sweet spot, groove hitting was clouded over with feelings of mom guilt (you know the kind?).

And guilt for what really? For taking time to make myself happy, for keeping my mind sharp and my body healthy, for teaching my kids to work hard at what they enjoy and to work hard at staying fit, healthy and happy? Really as much as I knew it was so ridiculous of me to feel guilty, I am a born over analyzer so I couldn’t get my brain to turn off the guilt. Then this morning, when Harlow and I went on our run (after I cursed myself for running, and wheezed and heaved the entire time). I watched Harlow take “her turn running with the stroller”, seeing how proud she was to be like me and to do something that was “bery bery hard” set me into the proudest mom moment. Proud that the example I am setting by taking time for myself to go to yoga, and sometimes (maybe if I finally start to like it) go for a run, and do the whole working hard at work/blogging/freelancing thing cause I really really do love it – is a strong example for my kids to watch as they grow. And my mom guilt was washed away by proud and happy sweetness (plus sore muscles and sweaty exhaustion).

This post might have turned out to be a bit of a small reminder to myself, to stay on the course of whatever makes me most happy (without any sacrifice to my family, of course). Because a happier me, really does mean a happier family.

*also I would like to add that it is not just me setting the super example for these littles. My hard working husband who works his butt off (half figuratively and half literally) to provide for us, has also starting running again – we are full of super proud wife and kid moments on the daily.

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· April 24, 2013 · in Daily,The Sweet & Simple Life



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COAT: Zara – STRIPED TOP: c/o American Apparel – PEPLUM TOP: c/o Cauliflower Kids – PANTS: Zara – BOOTS: Zara

One whole month and this one will be moving on up in the toddler world. It really is a crazy thought that us parents constantly have on our minds, just how bloody fast they actually grow! Little Harlow has been learning, and growing at the speed of light the past few months – so as “oh my gosh, I CAN’T believe my baby is almost three” as I feel, I’m also thinking about how excited I am for her to hit this new age of new possibilities and new developments.

She has been talking up a storm about how excited she is to turn three (she knows that many of the classes her brother is in, have a starting age of 3), so I think seeing the excitement in her eyes as helped to take away some of my “stop growing up so fast!” (insert sappy weepy tears, here) sads. She’s almost three but always my baby (insert just one more session of mom tears, here).

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· April 23, 2013 · in Daily,Little Style



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We spent a chilly pre-Earth Day, day at the zoo on Sunday. Chilly enough that many of the animals were indoors, or walking away from us to walk indoors. Lot’s of animal butt viewing, which still brought up lot’s of interesting questions about animals – so not to worry no education was lost on this trip. We packed lunches, so we could spend our lunch money on Beaver Tails. We skipped naps (let’s be honest, the nap is as much for us as it is for them) and fought of the grumpies. It was a great day, and great to visit the zoo in the off season – not nearly as busy and almost equally as awesome, minus maybe a couple butts.

Next weekend we plan to work on our “rolling down hills” skills. And I will be working on balancing out my face sunburn, of course only skin this pale (almost the color of my sneakers) gets burnt on a chilly day. Even better, I wore a side part so it’s a half face burn. It’s pretty cool though, I look like I went on vacation – but really I just stared at animal butts all day.

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· April 22, 2013 · in Daily,Real Life



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enjoying those EVERYDAY moments : 15/52 – the coloring corner.

Definitely the most cluttered and messy corner of the living room, which also means it wins as the most fun.

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· April 19, 2013 · in Daily,The Everyday



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