What I’ve Learned as a Working Mom 1

I’m currently sitting on my balcony at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, listening to the sounds of construction and watching the sun rise on the Bellagio hotel. I am here to speak at a conference for work, and it’s the longest time I will be away from my daughter since […]


A five month catch up 5

I’ve started writing this post about a dozen times in the last four months, but saying yes to blogging means saying no to something else, and the yes never outweighed the no to a whole host of things that, until now, have taken priority. But the husband is away, the baby is napping, the laundry […]


She’s here! 8

Our sweet baby girl made her early debut this week! Lenora Crowe Neel was born April 11, 2016 at 2:20am, weighing 7lbs, 1oz and 19.25 inches in length. We are all doing great and so in love! xoxo


The Eve of Motherhood 3

Maybe it’s the hormones, but I find myself incredibly nostalgic for the present. I want to savor every single moment — this season of preparation and waiting. The slow walks, the sleepless nights, the lists, the thoughts. It was summer when I found about this baby and each sign of nature’s […]


Maternity Leave Goals 17

Baby Girl is due two weeks from today! I am so excited. I am very fortunate to have 12 weeks off for my maternity leave, and while right now that sounds like an enormous amount of time, I know it’s going to go by super fast. My plan is to work up […]


What we did in Paris 3

Paris is always a good idea. Oh Paris. There’s a reason why there are so many delightful quotes about this city. It truly is a magical place! We took the train from London to Paris and arrived in the city around 4pm. We checked into our (amazing!) hotel near the Vendome […]


Where we stayed in Paris (for free): The Park Hyatt Vendome 2

When J and I were planning our European trip and turning over credit cards to pay for our flights and transportation, we to also look into a card that would allow us to stay somewhere SUPER nice for free, or at least at a discount. Hyatt had a pretty good deal, […]