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Scenes from Christmas

I know I said I wouldn’t post until after the New Year (oops!), but I wanted to share a few photos from our Christmas. Mostly because they brought us so much joy during a Christmas that was unlike any other…

12 things we’ve learned from 12 years of marriage…

This weekend, my husband, Bob, and I are celebrating 12 years of marriage and 22 years together in total. So, I thought it would be fun (with input from Bob) to share some things we've learned in our last 12 years with you. These things aren't only important for marriage but serious relationships in general. […]

happy friday + the best travel companion…

Happy Friday! By the time you read this, I'll be on my way to Napa for a mini weekend family getaway. Every time I travel, I get lots of questions about the packing cubes I use (which are from our line with CALPAK) and truly the best travel accessory ever! If you follow my Stories, you've […]

happy friday + work in progress…

The other day, I was reading one of the books above (a parenting book), and Ruby asked me what I was reading. I told her, "Well, I am reading this book about how to be a parent." She responded, "You already are one, why do you need to read about it?" And I replied, "Well, […]

making wishes…

Sometimes on Instagram Stories, I'll share little activities or things I do with my kids that you guys ask details about afterwards. So I wanted to start sharing them here on the blog, too, so they can have a place to live on forever. While we were in Hawaii, my kids loved passing by fountains […]

our family vacation to hawaii!

Last week for spring break, we took a family trip to Hawaii. We had not been on a longer vacation like this in a couple years…AND the trip was extra special because we also brought along my parents and my brother for an extended family trip! With my parents living in Philly and us living […]

happy friday + be amazing…

Every so often, you witness another parent do something that just sticks with you. My friend Audrey gave me the idea for "Choose Your Own Adventure", and it's often something so simple like this that means so much to kids. I recently noticed a dad at school telling his daughter, "Be great" before he kissed […]

dressing the guys!

We have so much fun getting dressed up and showing off the style of all the girls at the Oh Joy office with Dressing the Team that I wanted to change it up this month with a special edition of…Dressing the Guys! Whether it's a friend, boyfriend, husband, or brother, guys need a little help in […]

my favorite apps for kids…

Recently, when I flew home to Philly for the holidays, some of you saw a story of my kids playing with different apps on the airplane and inquired about my favorite apps for kids. So, I wanted to share some of my recent favorites with you! Now, since I know you will ask or may be […]

10 father’s day gifts…

For your favorite pop, here are a few of my favorite gives to give him this Father's Day! 1. Pair of Thieves dad & kid sock set, 2. Forage bow ties, 3. Tinker watches, 4. Crazy Dog tee shirt, 5. W&P's travel cocktail kit, 6. a monthly subscription to a Gentlemen's Box, 7. a gift box of […]

a spring adventure kit!

The weather has been so nice here in LA lately that it's really making me and my family change up our normal weekend routine and go on more unplanned adventures. Sometimes we'll have an impromptu picnic in a new park or drive to go find dinner not knowing where we'll end up. In order to prepare […]

10 dude gifts…

Since the holidays are fast approaching (and Hanukkah is already in full force!), I'm doubling up on gift guides this week…this one is for the guys in your life! (And, if there are any other types of gifts you need help with, let me know. I can probably fit in one or two more guides […]