About A Boy

As I write this my almost 4-week-old son is sleeping on the couch next to me. He went from 2 days to 4 weeks in about 10 minutes. I can’t believe how fast it’s going with this one. I want so much to write about our family being 4 and the transition from 1 to […]

What If

I’m almost 30 weeks with this baby! So we are GETTING READY. I am a nesting machine (why it took me 2 1/2 years to put the shelves up in the bathroom that make all the difference I will never know!) and Sky and I just finished the birthing class we took for this one. […]


I am going away in a few days without Luciana, something I have never done before. This was a hard freaking decision because I’m just that mom that doesn’t like to leave. I’ve never spent one night away from her, and now I’m spending 5 on the other side of the world. (To be fair, […]

The Good Old Days

Hi friends. We’ve been up to all sorts of mischief over here, including touring the Getty museum where Luciana walked downhill for the first time. That was priceless.   Some heavy things have gone down too. A woman I barely know lost her 21-month-old daughter. Though I didn’t know her well at all I sobbed […]

Ramona Trent family photos

I have insanely talented friends–just feel blessed that way. One of them, the lovely Ramona Trent (equally lovely name) takes exquisite photos of mamas, babies, and families. If you’re in the SoCal area you might give yourself a gift of a session with her. Let’s travel back in time a couple months… Recognize that person? […]

Tasting Menu or How Luciana was Born

I started preparing for Luciana’s birth many months ago. Over Thanksgiving, when I was about 7 weeks pregnant, I read Your Best Birth, watched The Business of Being Born, and hired my wonderful doula, Ilona. By the end of the year, I’d read Ina Mae’s Guide to Childbirth, interviewed several midwives, and scouted childbirth classes. […]

Luciana 12 days

I’m working on my birth story. It’s taking me a while. In the meantime, I have nothing to tell you about my life that doesn’t involve my daughter. No new recipes, no outings, just cocooned in the baby bubble. So here she is in her first week at home. She’s 12 days old now. Adventures […]

She’s Here

I didn’t run off to Zanzibar. WE HAD OUR BABY It’s true what they say: sometimes I don’t make it to the shower and suddenly it’s 8:00 at night. All I can say is that I’m that person who stares at her child while the child sleeps. And somehow the day flies by. Birth was…..bigger […]

All in the Family

As I write this, I think I’m in pre-labor. Not early labor–I’m not actually feeling contractions–but there are other signs and my lower back is aching and aching in waves. So I’m running a bath, listening to the Relaxing birth playlist as opposed to the Energizing one–I made both–and knowing this could go on for […]

Belly on Blue

You all know I have the most rad sister-in-law in the world. Amazing designer, crafty person, party planner, blogger, MAMA, and yes, photographer. She popped over yesterday with my nephew and snapped a few quick end-of-the-road belly shots. I LOVE them. The turquoise wall is the accent wall of our nursery–I promise I’ll post pics […]

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