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This is a guest post from my good friend and talented writer, Amanda Gregolunas, mama of two under two. As I approach the final days of my pregnancy, I’ve found myself getting more and more nervous for the days soon to come, trying to balance being Caden’s mama along with being mama to a brand […]

Advice for the Second-Time Mom

first trimester recap

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Being pregnant again is the real meaning of your body bouncing back… like woah Um hello bump, I see you. I swear this is the real meaning when people say your body bounces back. No it’s not after baby, it’s when there is a new baby growing in the picture. My body just knew what […]

A second time mom’s first trimester recap

Gifts for 18 month old

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Tested and approved by an actual 18 month old toddler Picking out gifts for a toddler is hard. They have short attention spans, are very opinionated, love something one day and have zero interest the next. That’s why I’ve put together a quick list of “approved” gifts from my 18 month old that he frequently […]

The best gifts for an 18 month old

After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

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Expert advice from Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist: Megan Craig, DPT  There are many things to think about in those final days of pregnancy. I had lists on top of lists of final to-dos: hospital bag, birth plan, birth playlist. I was also recommended to research pelvic floor physical therapy options. Why? Medical care and pregnancy […]

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Introducing solids is a big milestone, one that comes with lots of questions.  Here’s advice straight from a Pediatrician. When Caden began eating solid food, it felt oddly sentimental.  My little baby suddenly didn’t seem so little anymore.  While I just about died over how cute he was sitting up in his highchair, I was […]

Introducing Solids

What’s in my diaper bag at all times for a quick exit out the door As a new mom, you’ll quickly learn that it now takes an extra 20 minutes to get out of the house.  Between squeezing time in to get yourself ready (here’s my 10 minute routine), getting baby dressed, packing baby’s diaper […]

Diaper Bag Essentials 0 to 6 Months

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Dad Bod: I crowdsourced favorite Peloton classes from a few friends. Find one that’s right for you, and make some new friends for the ride. This is part of a series of fitness guest posts we’re calling “Dad Bod” by my husband, Jason! To kick off this list of favorite Peloton classes, let’s first be […]

fan favorite peloton classes

You don’t need a big room to design a dreamy nursery for your baby.  These 3 Mamas nailed the Closet Nursery, and have some great design advice to do the same. A big thank you to my San Francisco Mom Tribe/best friends, Emily Mulcahy, Lindsay Bishop (L. Bishop Photography) & Molly Vandehey for sharing their […]

Closet Nursery by Emily Mulcahy

Starting from complete scratch when furnishing a home is overwhelming to say the least, here’s an inside look at how I tackled each room. As soon as our offer was accepted on our Tahoe Vacation Home, the Tahoe Bear Den, I started on my DIY interior design process.  We had to furnish 4 bedrooms, 2 […]

DIY Interior Design

Fatherhood is not rocket science, but it’s also not the simplest thing in the world. This is a guest post by my husband, Jason. Edited by Josh Perlow. When Barbara and I started trying to have our first kid, it was a lot of fun and felt more like a dreamy haze. Was I ready […]

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#TahoeBearDen Coming to AirBnB, VRBO & Vacasa Soon Jason and I have been coming up to Lake Tahoe every year for the last 10 years, often several times a year.  Lake Tahoe is gorgeous in both the winter and summer, and is conveniently only 3.5 hours from San Francisco making it a nice weekend getaway. […]

Tahoe Bear Den vacation rental #TahoeBearDen

Half Baked Harvest Recipes are seasonal, bold and approachable for any busy modern mom! Half Baked Harvest is my FAVORITE food blog right now.  If you follow me on Instagram (please do), you’ll see that I cook and bake from Tieghan Gerard’s food blog a lot… like almost exclusively.   My husband and I are borderline […]

Favorite Half Baked Harvest Recipes

Dad Bod: Stay motivated to hit your fitness goals with these Peloton instructor sayings and workout mantras This is part of a series of fitness guest posts we’re calling “Dad Bod” by my husband, Jason! It’s no secret, I’m a huge fan and might even say “love” Peloton. Peloton’s home fitness technology has changed the […]

Best Peloton Motivational Quotes

After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

For a quick look into my everyday life, follow me on Instagram. Warning: baby and Bernese spam await you.

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