adventures, little ones

bridgehampton beach

April 24, 2017


i’m so in love with these photos. i love nate’s photos in general, but i especially love when he shoots on his film cameras. there is a magical quality to those… there is a depth to the image that just doesn’t happen in digital photos. i told him that he isn’t allowed to shoot digital anymore on family outings, only film from here on out! he is not 100% sold on that idea, but the proof is in the pictures! enjoy. xx


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entertaining, marissa

lately on my commute..

April 19, 2017

i’m really thankful for my subway commute… sounds strange to say, but it is the only reason i read books anymore. it is the only time i have to myself without distraction. i read paperbacks, on my kindle and even on my phone. i am proud and embarrassed to have read all five “game of thrones” novels on my phone!!

i read to the kids every night of the week normally… or they read to me. my mom read to me every night for more ost my adolescent, so reading is an important bonding moment for me and the kids.

below are some books i have been reading to the kids, as well as some that i have been reading on my morning commute.

good night stories for rebel girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. the stories are short and easy to comprehend. i’ve loved introducing this book into alexa and hayden’s life. i love sharing the lives of these amazing women who have changed the face of this world by simple and astounding acts.

downward mule
i have been doing yoga for the past 15 years… and i am still not very good at it, but i love it and hope that some day i will nail the crow pose and a headstand. this book, downward mule, was written by the sister of one of my best girl friends. downward mule stars sam mule, a barnyard outcast whose secret talent – yoga – ultimately saves the farm. while the book has poses built in, including cow, horse stance, crow and relaxation.

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his book is maybe my favourite “self-help” book… ever. the truth is, i am not much of a self-help book kind of gal. i need to be fully entertained to read, which is why i often read books like the hunger games or game of thrones. the truth is that when i was reading this book i could not stop highlighting every page. it is exceptional and the perfect pick me up if you are in a work–or life–rut.

the book of the unnamed midwife
i LOVED this book. the book is about a post-apocalyptic world where women are in danger of extinction. if you like the handmaiden’s tale, or appreciate dystopic fiction in general, you will love this book.

 

 

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it’s been awhile…

April 10, 2017


it’s been awhile, i know. when people ask me if i still blog i kind of shrug and feel a little guilty. the truth is, life with three and my job has kind of taken over any of my free time. i’ve honestly relied on instagram to tell everyday stories… i feel like for many people, instagram has become more powerful than blogs used to be. when i do have free time, i tend to want to shut off and watch tv shows with nate and not thing. i’m actually watching season two of the americans right now, and not fully paying attention which just means i will have to watch the episode again–ugh. (it is amazing… our new favorite show!)

anyway, i thought i would do a recap of the past couple of months… quick, but bringing me back up to date.  Continue Reading…

little ones, sweepstakes

little hideaways

January 11, 2017


it snowed a lot in nyc this past weekend… all day long i saw adorable posts on social media of parents outside playing in the snow with their kids–sledding, building snowmen, etc. i feel a little lame as i declared it a “stay indoors as much as possible” weekend! it was freaking cold!! thankfully its not too hard to make staying indoors fun.  Continue Reading…

holiday, little ones

santa

December 12, 2016

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i’m pretty sure every parent in nyc cheered a little when they heard the abc carpet and home santa was back this year. last year they had announced his retirement, but they thankfully brought him back for 4 sundays this december! the lines have always been long, but this year was legit… and to top it off, nate took one for the team and took the kids on his own… Continue Reading…

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feed projects: the mini bag

December 7, 2016

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i’m sure most of you have heard about FEED projects, but if not, check them out… especially worthwhile for gifting this time of year. it was started by lauren bush lauren with the simple idea of creating products that engage people in the fight against hunger. every product is stamped with the number of meals that are provided with its purchase–pretty great.

nate and i are big fans of FEED so we were especially thrilled to be a part of the launch of their mini feed bag for kids… as pictured on alexa in the photos within this post. be sure to check out the interview they did with us on the feed site… we think its pretty sweet.  (also, a cool side note is that nate shoots for them quite a bit, check out some of his work here.) Continue Reading…

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our adventures abroad…

November 26, 2016

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normally, it takes me a bit to gather images and document a trip, but i felt it necessary to immediately write about our adventure to germany because, if i didn’t, i would potentially forget/block from my memory some of the dirty details. for those of you who follow me on instagram you are probably thinking it was a dreamy getaway with family… some of you may even have thought what rockstars we were for taking on this adventure… well, sorry to say we had you fooled. not intentionally of course, but simply because i didn’t photograph the doctors visit, the 24 hour stomach viruses and all the chaotic travel scenarios. i kinda wish i would have at least documented it on snapchat, but the truth is i didn’t have enough hands to manage that or enough time between each scenario! so… here goes, our 2016 german adventure, in all its glory…. Continue Reading…

#lifehacks, give back

#lifehacks for a good cause

November 5, 2016

it seems like everyone has a start up these days… all these new brands, sites and companies popping up left and right. some are great, some die out quickly. i think it is worth noting the ones that took something simple that seemed to go unnoticed by technological change, and decided to improve upon it.

some of my favorite examples–that have changed my life in small and high-impact ways–are:

warby parker with eyeware
uber with transportation (enter udu3 for a free ride!)
harrys for men’s razors
netflix with tv series (our favorites being The Fall and Love)
blue apron with weekly meal planning
nurture life for weekly meal planning for kids lunches
parasol diapers (for a chic, soft and natural subscription solution)
rockets of awesome (easing my school clothing shopping worries all in a couple clicks)

i wanted to take a moment to share about this new vitamin company called care/of
it’s about time someone considered the vitamin industry! care/of is an online brand with an app/website rooted in refreshing honesty. the vitamins are made with better ingredients, & personalized for you.

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as part of their launch they are partnering with the GOOD+ Foundation. for every 20 people on their waitlist, they will distribute a month of our prenatal vitamins to a woman in need with the help of GOOD+ Foundation.

prenatal vitamins are essential for a healthy pregnancy; taking folic acid can decrease the chance of neural tube defects in newborns by up to 72%. over a million pregnant women in the U.S. don’t take prenatals, in part due to cost–their goal is to fix that.

check them out! i’ve signed up and i encourage you to as well.

invite 3 friends – get 1 week free / invite 10 friends – get 1 month free / invite 100 friends – get 1 year free