FORTY

May 26th, 2017|0 Comments

I'm feeling like I'm forty lately. Mostly because I don't sleep anymore and partly because I just turned forty. My birthday was low key. Rob took me on a date in three parts, just like our very first date in San Diego a decade ago. First he took me to lunch in Boston, then we had a little party at home, then he took me on an adventure that [...]

  • Favorite books for little kids 3 to 6

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS FOR FINN + BENNETT

May 5th, 2017|4 Comments

Before we had Jules, Robbie and I both read to the boys at night. He would read to Finn while I read to Bennett and the next night we'd swap. Now that we have Jules, one of us stays downstairs with him and the other reads to both Finn and Bennett together. When it's Robbie's turn, I'll check in on the monitor sometimes and I'll see a Finn shaped [...]

  • Favorite books for babies and toddlers

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS FOR JULES

May 5th, 2017|2 Comments

The question I probably get asked most often, after "should I start a blog?", is about the boys' books. I've posted plenty of photos of Finn's bookshelf on Instagram and here and people often email me asking about one of the book covers or for a list of what's on the shelves. I love children's books almost as much as the boys do. I love watching their eyes [...]

  • Library Day

AT THE LIBRARY

May 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

My mother was a children's literature major and we had a two-sided library wall full of children's books. We didn't watch much TV growing up, but we did read a lot. (Actually, my brothers and I used to watch Magnum PI through a heating column while my parents thought we were in bed sleeping, but that's a story for another time). Some of my favorite childhood memories are [...]

I LIKE MY PRODUCTS LIKE I LIKE MY PEOPLE. NON-TOXIC.

April 30th, 2017|2 Comments

FOLLAIN HAS REBRANDED AND RELAUNCHED. Check out the new Follain website and use code GOCLEAN to get 10% off all purchases through May 18th. The beauty industry is like the wild west when it comes to cosmetics labeling. I have tried to avoid chemicals like BHA, Coal Tar dyes, Formaldehyde and Parabens for years, but even the most clean conscious of us can be tricked by branding [...]

ONE

April 30th, 2017|2 Comments

I should tell you that I'm emotional. Yes, in general but particularly today. It might be that my mum is here from Australia and I'm feeling my roots and history more than usual. It could be that I haven't been sleeping since we moved Bennett into a bed and Jules into the big crib a week ago. Or it could be that our baby boy turned one year [...]

THE KINGDOM OF FINN

April 23rd, 2017|2 Comments

TODAY IS UNESCO'S WORLD BOOK DAY! Let's hear it for books! Children's Book Week is celebrated across the US from May 1 to 7. I'll be posting about all of our favorite children's book (the ones on Finn's bookshelves) and I have a couple of book related surprises for you too. We've been reading Finn's Kingdom of You from Lost My Name which is completely personalized [...]

  • boys of summer

HAPPY WEDNESDAY

April 12th, 2017|7 Comments

Let's hear it for the sun. Yesterday was 75°. Today is cloudy but warm. A couple of weeks ago it was snowing. That old saying "if you don't like the weather in New England, just wait five minutes" is 100% truth. Today on Biographie we hear from Kayla of This Little Wandering about her idea of "home". Kayla and her family live on a converted school bus. Her [...]

LUCKY FINN’S

April 10th, 2017|4 Comments

Finn has his own phone. Which is to say, he has a piece of cardboard with a picture of an iphone glued to it, to which he has added some handwritten "texts". He asks Siri what her favorite color is and then responds in a different voice, "it's green with more dimensions". Yesterday he came into my room while I was on my computer and said "I have [...]

BIOGRAPHIE HAS LAUNCHED!!

April 1st, 2017|8 Comments

Oh hi, hi, I'm back! I haven't been around this week because... Biographie has launched!! A while back I told you about the story telling series I've been working on. I said we were launching in March so I had to hustle to get it done in time. It's been a lot of work for mama during spring break with three babes but I've genuinely loved every minute working [...]

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SPA AT HOME WITH FOLLAIN

March 23rd, 2017|10 Comments

This post is in partnership with Follain - the clean beauty store. Les Petits Gazette readers can take 10% off any purchase through March 31 using the code FOLLAINFRIENDS We're half way through Spring break. Having all three boys at home is keeping me busier than ever and some days I feel like I'm just putting out fires and falling in a heap as soon as Robbie gets home. [...]

GETTING BACK TO THE WHY

March 15th, 2017|6 Comments

I'm working on my story for the Biographie project. There's a fair bit of procrastination going on. Like this post, for example. My story is about my depression after Finn was born. That's circa 2012, folks. But it lasted a reaaaallly long time. It lasted so long in fact, that the question of whether it really was PND or whether it was stress brought on by a string of [...]

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