Browsing Category

Featured

Featured Parenting

Newborn Must-Haves for Second Baby

I learned a lot about baby brands the first time around. We were lucky enough to receive a lot of hand-me-downs from family, but we also put a ton of our own money into trial and error deciding what products we actually needed, which…

February 5, 2019
DIY Featured Home

A Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Mantle

For as long as I could remember, the extent of my holiday decorating for the year exclusively featured a decorated Christmas tree and maybe a few pumpkins. Without family to host for the holidays and being without kids, it seemed like more work than…

February 4, 2019
Family Featured Food

3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family’s Morning

I am not a morning person. I never have been and I probably never will be. I’m sleepy and sometimes grumpy because, without fail, my best ideas and creative bursts come late at night, keeping me up late and without rest. Not being a…

February 2, 2019
Featured Home

Building Healthy Habits That Benefit the Whole Family

Want to turn regular pregnancy nesting up 10 notches? Try Marie Kondo. I was already in full-on nesting mode over here, which meant heaps of cleaning, organizing, and decorating, so it seemed fitting to flip on Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I watched a…

February 1, 2019
Beauty Featured Video

Morning Routine for a Productive Day

You already know I’m not a morning person, but you also may have figured out that I manage to get my checklist accomplished each day without fail. I’ve found that diving straight into work each day does not start me off on the right…

January 31, 2019
Featured Home

Valentine’s Gifts from the Heart

I have to admit that over the years my husband and I have forgotten a few Valentine’s Days. My son’s birthday falls exactly one week before and it feels like as soon as the excitement dies down from his special day, we look at…

January 30, 2019
Featured Food Parenting

Setting Healthy Postpartum Goals

I’ve given myself a lot of grace this pregnancy including naps on-demand, not picking up the house when my body just didn’t want to seem to let me, and eating whatever I want (so long as it was baby-safe). I figured that my body…

January 24, 2019
Featured Marriage

3 Steps to Relax with Your Spouse at Home

I don’t know about your family’s schedule, but Saturdays are just as chaotic as the work week. It isn’t until we hit Sunday that I truly feel like I can hit pause and fall off the radar for awhile. For most of our relationship…

January 19, 2019
Featured Food Holidays

Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Pig

Around this time last year I was in West Los Angeles celebrating Chinese New Year with Chef Katie Chin and Ling Ling Asian Kitchen. Chef Chin not only cooked up a mean family-style dinner, but she also taught us all about Chinese New Year…

January 18, 2019
Featured Parenting

Pregnancy #2 Diary: Update at 32 Weeks

I’m doing something a bit different today than I usually do and I’ll be sharing some personal details of pregnancy #2! I entertained the idea of doing a weekly or monthly series outlining all the changes I’m going through, but my pregnancy with Fox…

January 15, 2019
Featured Home

Knock Out Taxes Early So You Can Focus on Life

A few weeks ago I shared all the ways in which I’m getting my home ready for baby number two due this March. Shortly after that, I took a peek into more behind the scenes items like bill paying and making sure our calendar…

January 7, 2019
Featured Home Style

4 Ways to Get Your Hygge On

Hygge: a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment; to give courage, comfort, joy I recently read the book The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking and it inspired me to…

January 5, 2019