Life with Twins – Three Month Update and February Favorite Products

We are easing out of the honeymoon phase of raising three kids and really starting to experience hectic days with my return to work this month and Colin starting preschool. Luckily, Phil is on his paternity leave and we can somewhat manage the household this way. I feel anxiety thinking about how we will get […]

Life with Twins – 2 Month Update and January Favorite Products

The second month has been mellow and enjoyable. Phil went back to work and I’ve been on solo twin duty while Colin goes off to grandma’s for the day. I’m starting to get cabin fever being stuck on newborn schedule even though I take the girls out at least once a day for a walk […]

Vlogmas 2017 – Documenting Our Daily Lives for 26 Days

Daily video blogging has become a lucrative career for some online influencers. It is a way to get more views to a channel and more opportunities to promote sponsored products. Have you heard about Ryan ToysReview, the 6 year old who makes 11 million a year just playing with his toys on YouTube? My son […]

Pregnant – What You Need to Know About Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver condition caused by pregnancy. It is characterized by a high level of bile acid. There is no known treatment for the condition except to induce delivery. Symptoms are intense itching especially in the hands and feet and worse at night than during the day. It is dangerous for both […]

Pregnant – 32 Weeks with Twins Update

To summarize the last several weeks, I’d say heavy, Halloween, and haircut accurately sums it up. Sweater weather is upon us and I can finally use the two maternity sweaters and fleece lined leggings I was hoping to wear for a few weeks before delivery. The bump has gotten ridiculously dense and bigger by the […]

Pregnant – Managing Gestational Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with World Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov 14. Having just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I thought I would detail how I’m managing the diagnosis. The following is not meant to be taken as medical advice, just a retelling of my own experience. GESTATIONAL DIABETES I didn’t get this […]

Pregnant – Tea for Two Themed Baby Shower

Over the weekend, we celebrated our baby shower with friends and family. Between Colin’s baby shower, his first birthday, and the twin’s baby shower, we are constantly amazed and grateful at how much support we get from our loved ones. And by extension, the babies’ loved ones. Here are a few details of the Tea […]

Balsam Hill Treelot 2016 – Burlingame

The Balsam Hill annual Treelot event is one of my favorite holiday events to attend. At their Burlingame show room, rows of trees are displayed and walls are covered in wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. Last year’s event was a spectacular evening and this year had much of the same wonderful spirit. The marvelous wine, cheese, […]

Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey

Last weekend, we spend a day trip in Monterey for a friend’s birthday. The weather could not be more perfect for a seaside hang out. The morning started at WaterΒ + Leaves, a coffee shop on Fisherman’s Wharf. Pretty much the coolest blank-plus-blank name ever, right? Frankly, Β I never expected Monterey to have something so cool. […]

Austin 2016 Photo Diary

Two years ago, I went to Austin, TX for the first time to attend my first BlogHer Food Conference. It would be my first of three BlogHer conferences. The experience was my first exposure to the business of blogging and seeing how people can make money doing what they love. I came back daydreaming about […]