A Note To My Mom on Mother’s Day / The Gift of Chocolate!

This year, after becoming a mom, I can truly connect with and understand my own mom, and all of the sacrifices she made for me. She always used to say “You’ll understand when you become a mom,” and those words COULD NOT BE MORE TRUE.   So this Mother’s Day, Hudson and I are sending over an “e-card” via this blog post, filled with merci…

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Hudson’s 6 Month Update + Unpublished Pictures!

This month was the hardest month yet, because I felt like I had no time with Hudson. But it was also incredible, because Hudson had so many firsts! BABY UPDATE:  Hudson started to [easily] roll front to back, sit up on his own, say “bababa” and “dadada,” laugh even louder, grunt and just become waaay more of a human being! Sometimes, he just laughs at…

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Our Kitchen Refresh With West Elm

As most of you know, we renovated our kitchen last year. It looked 100% better, but I was super pregnant, and didn’t have much time to put those finishing touches on things. I always felt like the kitchen was plain, but between having Hudson and figuring out life as a new mom, I didn’t put much time or energy toward it. When West Elm mentioned…

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10 Things I Miss About Life Before Being a Mom

There’s some things women generally don’t talk about after becoming a mom – the gory details of their deliveries (it’s all rainbows and babies, right?), the changes in their sexuality and their marriage, but most of all they don’t really ever share the negatives and the setbacks in becoming a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I love Hudson with my whole heart, and would much…

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Hudson’s 5 Month Update + Unpublished Photos!

I was dreading this month (as you read in this post) but it inevitably came, and now I am here learning how to be a new kind of mom – a working mom. I am still trying to figure out how to juggle it all, mostly by sneaking in work when Hudson is sleeping at night so I can not stress in the mornings or…

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The day I returned to work after maternity leave was one of the worst days of my life.

This is the first picture ever taken of Hudson and I I’ve been trying to write this post all week, just knowing that it will bring up all of the tears and the messy emotions that I am feeling about returning to work after maternity leave. But I knew I had to write it, because there’s too many moms or soon-to-be moms out there who…

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Tips For Flying/ Traveling With A Baby

A bunch of you asked for tips on how we traveled with Hudson while he’s only 4.5 months old! To be honest, it is much easier than I expected. I was super nervous about how he would be on the plane, and also a bit anxious about having so much extra stuff, but it all worked out. Here’s a few tips, and a list of…

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My 3 Favorite Baby Carriers + A VIDEO!

THE SOLLY BABY WRAP ^^: pros: – I felt extremely comfortable and secure carrying Hudson around in this when he was a newborn, because it has incredible head support – He won’t outgrow it for a while – It never hurts my back / good back support – Stylish!! – Easy to toss into a bag or the stroller basket because of how light it…

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Hudson’s 4 Month Update + Unpublished Pictures From the Month!

Guys, I’m starting to get really sad. My maternity leave is ending in 3 weeks, and this may be the last time ever that I am at home with my baby, just the two of us, without a care in the world. I know that work + having a sense of self is important, I know that in the long-run I will be happy with my…

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Sweet Moments From our 3rd Wedding Anniversary in NYC + A Video!

Three years just flew by, huh?! It feels like just yesterday when I was blogging about planning our wedding on here. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary parading around NYC with Hudson crashing our party, sharing some coffees, tacos & Werther’s along the way, soaking in all of the sweet moments that days off together as the three of us have to offer. We walked…

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3 of My Favorite Glasses Frames

I am always asked about where my glasses come from, and the answer is all over, I LOVE glasses and am actually thankful that my vision is not 20/20 so I can indulge! I will be sharing some glasses retailers that are my favorite to shop at, and wanted to start with Bonlook! Here’s 3 of my favorite frames from their site – I love…

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How I Lost The Baby Weight + My Pregnancy Workout Routine (tons of before + after pics!)

So I guess I’m about to be one of THOSE people who shares their weight loss journey. But after getting lots of questions, and also lots of people who think that my pregnancy weight just magically disappeared, I decided to share my story to inspire those of you preggo ladies out there! To be honest, my pregnancy weight DID just fall off, but it isn’t…

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3 Year Anniversary

So it’s really been three years since our wedding! As cheesy as it sounds, last week on ‘This Is Us’ they mentioned the little things that may go unnoticed that make a marriage continue to be happy and loving, and it struck a chord. The success isn’t in the grand gestures so much as in those small little things that make life run smoother, that…

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Around The House

I realized that I share tons of photos of our home on instagram, but hardly ever dedicate posts to it on the blog here! So this year I am going to make more of an effort to share my [little] home updates over here! Last year we spent most of our time renovating our kitchen, and I slowly transformed our bedroom into one of my…

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3 Things I Make Time For As A New Mom W/ Cluse

The truth is, it’s hard to not be our own worst critics. Before I had Hudson, there were days where I could not find a single thing to wear, and I just stood there looking at myself thinking about how I wish certain parts of me were “better” or “different.” Maybe I am insecure (okay, I am!) but I think most of us feel that…

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Hudson’s 3 Month Update + Favorite Products

Pardon my french, but holy shit my baby is 3 months old! I have so many emotions about this – one being that I am so excited to see him every step of the way realizing he has HANDS and that they WORK or being able to hold his head up, but two that I am also so sad that he’s growing up and it’s…

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Hudson’s 2 Month Update

Can you believe Hudson is 2 months old?! Me either… It is 100% true what they say, the first few weeks fly by in a sleep deprived, baby roll filled haze and then it slowly gets easier and easier. As much as I can’t wait for Hudson to talk and walk and become a person, I am also slightly sad seeing him grow out of…

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Choosing The One with Bugaboo

Bringing Hudson home from the hospital is a day I will never ever forget. I get teary eyed just thinking about it. It was November 9th, the morning after the presidential election results were announced. The sky was overcast, but the trees were beautiful fall colors outside of our hospital room window. As we drove home, my eyes were peeled on Hudson as I sat…

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Baby Products I Can’t Live Without

One of the toughest parts of being a first time mom is figuring out everything you need, and what will work best in your lifestyle. Matt and I are do-ers – we like to travel light, and get out of the house as much as we can, so we knew our baby gear would have to reflect this. Here’s a list of the things that…

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Surprise: A West Elm Makeover!

I am so excited to finally share a project I’ve been working on with West Elm for a while! Interior design is one of my passions, and I’m excited to reveal a living room makeover that I designed for an apartment down the block from us that my cousin lives in. I’ve been really loving the grey + neutral look, and I’m so excited with how…

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