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Hi, I'm Allie.
I'm a mom and Pediatric Speech Therapist, and currently spend my days enjoying those two things. Here I write about DESIGN, MOTHERHOOD, STYLE AT HOME and LIFE in Seattle. Click HERE to read more about me. Say hi at email@example.com.
Same dresser, same changing pad, essentially same baby, three years later and total twin, girl version. #copyandpaste
Inspired by Trey’s disclosure to his dentist that the best part of his summer was “eating lots of s’mores.” 😂 #parentingawards Happy Halloween!
Both of the sickest parts of my pregnancies have aligned with October so the sight of pumpkins might always make me a little queasy, but I’m hopeful the PTSD will dissipate after a few years. 😂 Excited to be here, not sick, and with my babies both on the outside. 🍂
Here for the weekend celebrating Gramps’ 90th birthday! At dinner last night he said “no one cares about how far you climb the corporate ladder” (coming from a CEO), “it’s about the soft things.” He knows what matters most. What a legacy.
Last weekend Trey woke up before 6 so Daniel took him to the farmers market while Blaire and I slept in and then they came home with these. Husband jackpot, hit. 🎉
Emerging from a few weeks of sickness for us and this is how I feel about it: 💃🏼🎉✨ Good to get outside for what is most likely our last picnic of the season, as the weather is now somewhere between “just needing a light jacket” and “head to toe Patagonia.” ⛄️ Our friends over at @kleankanteen sent us our new favorite insulated water bottles, and as a bonus they are designed in a small town that is meaningful to us, near my grandparents’ lake house in California, and they are committed to sustainability, giving back and partnering with nonprofits around the world. We’re fans. 👏🏼
That two kid life can be so crazy at times but then are moments like these that catch my breath and make me remember how fast this is all going. The longest shortest time, the all-in years, the wildest and the most joyful and sometimes the most insane. At Lake Almanor earlier this summer we were sharing bucket list items at a family dinner (and my 92 year old grandma said she wanted to go zip lining so that’s the kind of shoes I get to fill) and I thought about my biggest dreams for this season and realized there are many (take that Disneyland trip we didn’t get to last spring, go skiing as a family) but most importantly, I want to parent from the long-term perspective at the front of my mind. It’s so easy to miss the big picture in the middle of our ordinary, mundane, daily lives, and there are a million tiny tasks to attend to and get lost in when raising small children, but when I can remember what the point of all this is anyways, it shifts my parenting in a major way. It’s not easy to do, but I think it changes everything. Parenting mental challenge, accepted. 🙌🏼
Vancouver was a blast! And insane. The moral of the story is: traveling with kids is a lot of work and takes some strategic planning, but the adventure is worth it. My best tips: high hopes, low expectations, and more snacks. 🙌🏼