Category Archives: Personal

From My Bookshelf to Yours: The Great Translating Project { Raising Bilingual kids }

This From My Bookshelf to Yours post has been a loooong time in coming. Over two and a half years, actually! Ever since finding out I was pregnant with Povi, I’ve been steadily working to translate my favorite books into Lithuanian. Why? Because raising bilingual kids is a HUGE priority to me. Any time I bring…

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Cloth Diapers 101 { Setting up your stash! }

I’m not the world’s greatest conservationist, but after spending a decade of my life living in Asheville (aka: hippytown, USA), I do consider myself a bit of a greenie, especially when it comes to choosing reusable items rather than disposable. When you have a baby, you’ll quickly find that suddenly your trashcans are just overflowing with diapers….

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6 Quick Povi Takes { the terrible two’s | Durham, NC }

“Watch out for the terrible two’s!” they said. “Oh man, they get bad at two!” they said. “Two years old? Good luck!” they said. They weren’t wrong. Povi has most certainly and most definitely hit the big t-w-o. Suddenly, his tantrums are more epic, his stubbornness through the roof, his innate ability to drive me…

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Traveling with Kids { The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC }

Easter in the mountains of North Carolina is always such a gorgeous time of year. Everything is just starting to bloom, none of the bugs have made their arrival, and warm and sunny days feel like an unbeatable treat. Plus, the mountains are just ALWAYS beautiful, so there’s that. When my husband’s parents mentioned taking…

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Being a mom of two {climbing Mount-freakin-Everest} + A gift, not a duty

I wrote a blog post last month about being a mom of two. I sat on it for a week (or two), then I wrote some more. All of it felt really raw, though, and I just wasn’t able to make myself hit the publish button. I promise I don’t hate my vocation, it was…

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