Posted on 9 November 2016

Ivy was conceived in Northern California thanks to copious amounts of Lagunitas beer and the insatiable love I have for her father. 41 weeks later, she was born in Paris on September 20th, 2016.In the days following her birth, I remember looking down at this perfect baby girl and thinking:                                                              Read More

9months of Ivy 

Posted on 21 June 2017

9months of Ivy. My sweet wildling, you have forever changed every definition of the word “grow” that I thought I knew. For 9 months I carried you, and today marks 9 months of my being carried through a gorgeous labyrinth. You are this constant evidence of the fluidity of everything and the singular urgence of love. Witnessing you engage this old world tears the scales from my eyes. You have shaped my body into something as new as you. 9 monthsRead More

Wearing My Little Wild Bird 

Posted on 20 February 2017

In an effort to recover from many sleep-scarce nights, the past few weeks have been filled with copious amounts of coffee and baby-wearing. Ivy is acutely alert and taking in so much information during the day. Consequently, her brain has a hard time shutting down for naps during the day or to sleep at night. She mastered rolling over, and, was saaahhhh excited, she kept waking herself up. Thus, I’ve gone back to baby-wearing Ivy more frequently. I purchased myRead More

Our California Christmas

Posted on 18 January 2017

Evan Wallis is tall. Seriously, Evan Wallis is very tall. This name might seem familiar because my husband wears a T-shirt that reads, “Ohio against Evan Wallis.” Another fun fact is that Evan is my husband’s best friend. He traveled the same day we did to the same place we did so that he could finally meet our daughter for the first time. Because my mother and her fiancé, Daniel, were still in Hawaii the first three days of ourRead More

The Day Our Daughter Met Two Oceans

Posted on 18 January 2017

If you know my husband at all, it’s probably not surprising that he had us watch “Sully” on the eve of our first flight with Ivy. If you’ve ever flown into san francisco, you know that flights take off and land at the very edge of the Bay. So a movie about a plane crash on the Hudson River, a foggy landing with nothing besides water out the window till the last second, and our first series of flights withRead More

Laundromats and Pregnancy Tests

Posted on 18 January 2017

A year ago we found out I was pregnant with Ivy. I had started suspecting I was pregnant for about a week and found myself waiting it out until I could no longer silence that nagging voice in my head telling me to take a pregnancy test. In my infinite wisdom I decided I didn’t want to bring it to my husbands attention until I was certain, but it’s not easy being secretive when you live in a 20m2 flat,Read More


Posted on 9 November 2016

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