Maternity Leave: Tips for Returning to Work

April 25th, 2015

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Going back to work last week after maternity leave wasn’t easy, but having the support of lots of moms–both online and off–has really helped. I made it through the week and actually really enjoyed it, aided by the fact that I love my job and was excited to see my coworkers again. I think this working mom life suits me. Read the rest of this entry »

Mom + Son Style #8

April 19th, 2015

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Surprise, surprise: Judge doesn’t always dig our photo shoots. He’s generally a very patient baby, but here I was pushing his limits.

Still–isn’t he cute in his denim jumpsuit?!

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Judge’s Day Out (a.k.a. My Birth Story)

April 18th, 2015


We arrived at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Francisco at 10:00am on Thursday, January 15, 2015. I was all nerves and excitement. Chip was cool as a cucumber, as usual. Brian and Natalie drove me and my mom to the hospital. Friends really are the best. Chip took the scooter so he could run out and quickly get anything we needed. I think it will be fun to tell little Judge that someday: “Your dad drove a scooter to the hospital the day you were born.”

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The New-Mom Problem with Rompers

April 17th, 2015


I love a good jumpsuit or romper. It’s one pice of clothing and you’re done! Like putting on a dress except you can sit cross-legged! You don’t have to worry about matching your top and bottom because THEY’RE THE SAME FABRIC!

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Three Months Old

April 15th, 2015

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What a ride it’s been, little Judge! Since your two-month birthday, you’ve had lots of adventures and developed by leaps and bounds (at least, according to your mom).

Your first and second trips to South Carolina to see family. You were a champ on all of the planes until the last return flight, when you pooped twice before takeoff and had to change your clothes after the seatbelt sign went off. Mom is glad she brought a change of clothes and that she was sitting around very understanding passengers.

The way you stretch out your long body and point your toes. A future dancer, perhaps? Read the rest of this entry »

Mom + Son Style #7

April 10th, 2015


Here we are in the land of denim (a.k.a. Cone Denim SF headquarters), where my husband works. You walk into this place and you’re bombarded with racks and racks of denim samples and vintage denim apparel. Cone has been around since 1891 and still produces denim in the US. Read the rest of this entry »

No Joke: White Overalls

April 1st, 2015


Nothing to see here but me wearing some white-washed overalls. Read the rest of this entry »

In Praise of Grandmas

March 26th, 2015


I knew early in my pregnancy that I wanted both grandmas to be present at Judge’s birth. He’s the first grandchild on both sides, and there’s just something about having so much maternal wisdom around–I knew it would be a special time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dressed Well

March 24th, 2015


About a year and a half ago I leveled up my the San Francisco hipster game and bought a record player. Turns out, it was a great decision. Read the rest of this entry »

My Spring Picks

March 20th, 2015

Spring is here! Ok, so spring arrived in San Francisco months ago–or never left–but spring styles are here! And that deserves a little excitement.

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