Life

  • Charity,  Motherhood

    World Prematurity Day

    World Prematurity Day is on November 17, but it has really sparked vivid memories for us. It’s the one day of the year I never thought I’d celebrate. But being the parent of a tiny miracle, it’s a privilege that we’re able to celebrate this day.  I never wanted to miss out on my third trimester of pregnancy with Julia, but that was the hand of cards we were dealt. My water breaking at 27 weeks 4 days, then ultimately going through the scariest morning of my life (second to my water breaking), Julia was delivered by emergency C section. She was born crying, and at a tiny 2 lbs…

  • Life

    Catching up!

    Whew! Where has this year gone? Between our girls just growing like weeds and keeping them entertained- this year has flown by! It is so hard to believe that we are in November!  We are eagerly getting ready for the holiday season, and have begun our decorating at home. The girls are really into Christmas and it makes me so excited to see their faces light up when they look at the Christmas tree. We are getting ready to kick off our Holiday gift guide series here! So don’t forget to follow me Follow me in the LTK App!   Below I have teamed up with a great bunch of girls…

  • Life,  Motherhood

    Life Lately…

    Its been awhile since I have been able to sit in front of my laptop, and just catch up on life. Right now seems like the best time for me to just spill my guts and get out how I feel about school starting, summer ending, and our family. My oldest is about to embark on kindergarten in a week, and the emotions here surrounding school starting are big. But maybe not from the person you would think- its me. I have often shared here (my internet safe place) what our journey to having Julia was like, how precious her life is. I gave up my career and became a…

  • Life

    Nordstrom Favorites!

      I wanted to share some of my favorite items that I typically purchase during the Nordstrom Sale. The Nordstrom Sale will go live on July 6th! If you create an account on the Nordstrom website, you can save your picks to your wishlist to make it easier to shop when the sale goes live.  I will always score a great fall jacket for my girls, and a couple great items for myself or my husband for holiday gifts.   At the bottom of todays post will be a Giveaway Opportunity for the Nordstrom Sale! Here are some of my favorite items for my girls- Check back often, as we…

  • Life

    November thoughts

    What a year. Is it even safe to say that we are close to the finish line of 2020? I am not sure about you, but for me this year felt like we were always idling at 75 mph, just waiting to spin our wheels or get a green light and move forward. This year has felt heavy for so many reasons, but ultimately I just think for what we feel like we have missed out on. But I am trying to put a spin on some of those depressing thoughts and really turn it around to think of how much this last 8 months has put into perspective.  Even…

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    Amazon Favorites + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Giveaway

    Can you believe we are already halfway through the summer? This has been the summer of what can I order next off of Amazon, well.. maybe thats just everyday in our house. I wanted to share some of our favorite items that the girls have really been enjoying lately. Its important for the items to be age appropriate too, otherwise I find that they can easily loose interest. Even though we have been home pretty much all summer, we have been able to keep the girls entertained with some of the items below- especially the sprinkler pad.  Stay tuned to the bottom of the post too! I am offering a…

  • Charity

    March for Babies 2019 Ambassador Family

    This year for the 2019 March for Babies for Western Connecticut, we were chosen to be the walks Ambassador Family. We are so happy that we are able to share our story of how having Julia 11 weeks early changed our little family. Our sweet little Julia spent the first 50 days of her life in New Haven, at Yale. We were blessed to have a feisty little girl who beat the odds, and still continues to do so. Please donate to our team, help give other preemies and their families hope for tomorrow. Without the March of Dimes and their funding for research for life saving measures for babies born…

  • Charity

    Annual Memorial Blood Drive

    Every year in August, I organize a memorial blood drive. It’s in memory of my father-in-law who passed away several years ago. He was an integral member in our family, and relied heavily on the generosity of strangers through blood donation. I started this annual event as a way to be able to preserve his memory in our community. Blood donation kept him going through his sickness and gave the family an additional 18 years to be able to love him. This is our small way of paying it forward and hopefully giving other families more time with their loved ones. Below is a link to our website for the…

  • Life

    This is 30

    3-0. Two numbers that seemed ancient to my 12-year-old self. I was a big daydreamer as a kid; I thought that I would travel the world. Visit the places that are the foundation for my family- I wanted to see Germany, where my grandma was raised and be able to share pictures with her. I wanted to travel to Italy, and see the history that’s a part of my family; I even thought I would study abroad. But as reality quickly set in to what I was able to do, I think it shaped who I am today. I always envisioned 30 so differently when I was a kid, and…

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