New firsts

New firsts

Since I have two small children, I find myself documenting their firsts a lot. First steps, first words, first haircut. After those initial milestones, there are different firsts to look forward to. First day of school. First night away from home. First (gasp!) date....
How to make a vision board

How to make a vision board

Every year around the start of the new year, in lieu of a list of resolutions, I make a vision board instead. A vision board is a collage of pictures and words cut out of magazines or other printed materials and glued together on a big piece of paper or cardboard. I...
Change is good (but bad for word count)

Change is good (but bad for word count)

Lots of changes going on in my life right now. After ten years living in Los Angeles, my husband and I are packing up and moving clear across the country to southern Connecticut. We’ve been talking about and planning this move for some time, but now that...
Bookworm heaven

Bookworm heaven

A number of friends and even family members of mine have put out books lately. I’ve got to give them shout-outs here (especially since I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet and I’m feeling guilty). First, my stepmom, Julie, wrote this amazing...
Two new babies

Two new babies

I’m so happy to announce the arrival of my son, who was born on his due date, November 5th. The birth was very straightforward–after three weeks of pre-labor pains, a week of being 5cm dilated and nothing happening, my OB broke my water and he was born 1...