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Recent Reflection

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The one thing that has been really nice about this big life change is that it’s given me a chance to reflect – that first year of being a mom plus working and making the decision to jump ship left me feeling like I couldn’t think clearly. Now, I have lots of [semi] alone time on my hands! Moving to a big city has made me reminisce about our time in Boston, and leaving Dallas has made me think a…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

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-I’m a real northerner now, as I thought the 40 degree weather we had yesterday was practically beach weather. -Who’s with me that January is the worst month?  I feel like it’s S-L-O-W-L-Y dragging by. -I know there are fabulous restaurants here, but I really miss Dallas restaurants – they are so big and new and everything is indoor-outdoor. Brooklyn is full of adorable hole-in-the-wall places that are not so great for strollers, high chairs, or small beings that make…

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2018 Goals

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I’d say these are loose goals – I don’t like putting too much pressure on myself to change, but I certainly welcome January as a time to reflect and make improvements. -Invest in friendships new and old – important for my sanity right now. -Spend some time thinking about future career goals and possibilities. -Write more blog posts – I’ve got the time now, so why not? I installed a new theme to make things look a bit more modern…

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Year in Photos

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So many amazing things to celebrate this year – I couldn’t resist sharing! Our first vacation as a family of three Emerson learning to eat solids Visiting Ojai Valley for a wedding Our annual beach trip Making the trek to Maui for our first visit to Hawaii Kath’s wedding in CVille Emerson’s first taste of buttercream A long trip to Bald Head with both families Moving to Brooklyn Not pictured low-points: Middle-of-the night feedings and wake-ups for months on end;…

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Brooklyn Bound

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Hello! I’ve owed you an update for a while, but life has been crazy. To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. My mom and Matt’s mom left last Monday, my birthday was Wednesday, Emerson came down with the stomach bug on Thursday, our house hit the market Friday and we had an open house on Saturday, we searched for apartments in NYC Saturday-Monday, Matt finished his last day of work on Wednesday, and Emerson has a fever today. Whew!…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

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-Emerson came down with croup this week, which meant a trip to the hospital for steroids. It’s weird not being able to go to work when I’m healthy, but we enjoyed some extra cuddles and lots of books together. So glad she is on the mend! -I’m seeing a lot more clothing delivery services out there, and some geared towards moms. Has anyone tried something other than Stitchfix? -It’s this time of year that I miss the East Coast the…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

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-Last night was the first night I can remember in 1.5 years that I slept through the night. Even when Emerson sleeps well, I usually wake up and go to the bathroom, but I slept 10:30 to 6:30 without a toss or turn. It felt like a time warp!! -I’m am thrilled to have a weekend at home with virtually no plans. Since Matt has started traveling again, I feel like our household is chaotic and we are in desperate…

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This & That

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It was back to work this week and last! For some reason, this transition almost felt more difficult than going back after maternity leave. I can’t pull ‘the new mom card’ anymore, and Emerson is go-go-go all the time now. She seemed very excited to be back in daycare. So excited, that she didn’t nap at all, and came home sleepy and cranky. With Matt being back on client work, and two evening events at work this week, I felt…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

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I bought a baseball hat at Bald Head and now I have no motivation to wash my hair. We had a wonderful time celebrating Matt’s birthday with Dallas friends at a brewery last weekend. I wish I had the energy to entertain more often. I’m on the way to Hawaii today and I’m equally excited and scared. That’s 9 hours of flying time plus layover/travel time. #whatwerewethinking After this trip, summer is coming to a close. I feel like I…

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