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emily

  • Exploring Los Angeles / The Getty with Kids

    Here’s my takeaway from going to the Getty with two kids two and under. It’s lovely and beautiful but don’t bother going inside. Ha! We just spent our whole time wandering around the grounds…

    December 6, 2017
  • 8 Toddler Gift Ideas

    Little one-year-old Maya playing with her animal magnets With the holidays coming up, gift ideas are starting to pop up here and there. And by here and there, I mean everywhere I turn. Maya…

    December 4, 2017
  • A Christmas Project

    Over the weekend, after we returned from LA, I decided I had to aggressively get into the holiday spirit. There’s something about 70 degree weather that makes it really hard to believe it’s anything…

    December 1, 2017
  • Santa Barbara With Friends

    In the middle of our trip to LA last week, we took a few days to drive up to Santa Barbara to visit friends. One is a friend from college and her husband and…

    November 30, 2017
  • Our First Trip As a Family of Four!

    We spent last week in Southern California on our first trip as a family of four and it was delightful. It was so, so fun to be out in the humidity-free sunshine, visiting with…

    November 28, 2017
  • Foster Care and Adoption Awareness Month

    Today is World Adoption Day, and this month is foster care and adoption awareness month, at least in the United States. Although I write about foster care and adoption often enough, it seemed like…

    November 9, 2017
  • A Halloween Road Trip to Dallas!

    One of my best Texas friends moved to Dallas last year and it’s left a pretty big hole in our life! Halloween is her favorite holiday, so we decided to road trip to Dallas…

    November 6, 2017
  • Why We Came to Houston – And What Happens Next

    A few weeks ago, one of my dearest friends, who is now the editor of a paper in Limerick, Ireland, asked me to write a piece about fertility treatment and adoption in Ireland. My…

    November 4, 2017
  • Maya Turns Two

    Almost a month ago, Maya turned two. It’s hard to believe that time has gone so quickly since she joined our family, but it’s also totally believable that she’s two because she so clever…

    October 30, 2017
  • Family of Four, Documented

    A few weeks ago, when it was still a billion degrees and a thousand percent humidity in Houston, we met our friends Felice and Andrew downtown at Discovery Green to snap a few photos.…

    October 26, 2017