Motherhood

Margot’s Birth Story

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my …

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my sweet baby girl, Margot Rose. I still can’t believe I did it and really can’t believe how magical epidurals are. Meeting her was the most beautiful, amazing moment of my life and today, I’m here to share …

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The Big Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy, averaging less than …

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy, averaging less than 1 post per month and not really sharing regular updates. But here’s the thing: I am so, so excited to become a mom and cannot wait to meet our daughter. Had I spent every day throwing up …

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My Baby Registry

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby …

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby or motherhood and I don’t know what I’ll actually end up using those first few months. But you wanted to know what I registered for and I have lots of friends with babies who helped me put …

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Nursery Update: A Touch of Blush

We’re finally in our new house and are about a month-and-a-half away from …

We’re finally in our new house and are about a month-and-a-half away from becoming parents! I wasn’t 100% sure if the cane daybed would take up too much space but decided that since I’ve loved it for years, I need to make it work. It’s such a versatile piece – I …

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12 Cute and Colorful Baby Toys

It’s no secret that I don’t have a lot of color in my …

It’s no secret that I don’t have a lot of color in my home. And yes, I plan to stick to a (mostly) neutral palette in our next home because that’s just what I like. But with a baby coming, there’s naturally going to be some color in my home …

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My Baby Shower

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower …

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower for me (and her granddaughter-to-be) and I couldn’t say no to celebrating our baby girl. We got together with family and friends on Saturday and it was so special having everyone come together – more so than I …

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Where I Registered for My Baby Shower

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking …

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking what stores I’m registering at and what some of my favorite things on my registry are so far. Since I am just a few days away from my baby shower and about two months away from the arrival …

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Let’s Talk About Baby Names

Shocker – we haven’t decided on a name yet. It’s something we’ve talked …

Shocker – we haven’t decided on a name yet. It’s something we’ve talked about but I don’t feel rushed to assign a name to someone we haven’t met yet, so there’s no real sense of urgency. But now that I’m in my 3rd trimester (29 weeks) I feel like we …

Living

Motherhood

Life Lately: The Everymom is Here!

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t …

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t done since we launched The Everygirl back in February 2012 – I am so excited to announce that The Everygirl Media Group’s newest website, The Everymom is live! When Alaina and I found ourselves expecting our first babies just …

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Interiors

Nursery Inspiration: Let’s Talk About Wallpaper

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself …

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself lost in a sea of baby gear and somehow ended up looking at nursery decor for our non-existent nursery. Having a room for our baby girl may be a few months away, but it’s been fun to …

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Marriage

How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts (as in we’re not experts at all) but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year, then our wedding ($$$), …

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8 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Pregnancy

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 …

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 weeks of the most brutal exhaustion I’ve ever felt, I thought it would be a good time to recap a few lessons I’ve learned the past 5+ months. I never want it to seem like I am …

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