birthday babe

    August 30, 2016

    I’m embarrassed to say I spent way too much time trying to decide what to do for Amelia’s birthday. I was torn between throwing a fun party and just doing something simple + fun at home. In the end, I opted for a fun party with our playgroup friends, which is such a great group. We have loved going to playgroup this past year, and now that Amelia is in preschool, we will be missing most of them. So even though it was the first week of school, I kept Amelia home on Friday and we played with all the friends for her birthday.

    And I’m so glad I did! Amelia totally got into the idea of a party with friends, and I just love the cute group of friends she has made.

    Bubbles make any three-year-old birthday party FUN.

    Cute little friends + bubbles.


    My friend Teri made the cutest little cake!

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    touring & all that jazz.

    My dear friend Robin offered to give a tour of her neighborhood, Tiong Bahru. Apparently Vogue Magazine listed Tiong Bahru as the 4th Hippest Neighborhood in the world, and after touring it, I really believe it.…

    August 24, 2016
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    play all the dates.

    Amelia is starting preschool at SAS in two days. My mama heart is exploding with a million emotions. But in preparation for school starting, I’ve been trying to go on all lots of adventures…

    August 10, 2016
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    Grandkids + Goodbyes

    As a new mom, all you really want is your mom to take care of you and baby you. AMIRIGHT? Lucky for Stephanie, her mom Julie flew around the world to come and take…

    July 30, 2016
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    Book Club

    Ego is the Enemy

    I read everything Ryan Holiday writes. Books, articles, blog posts, I’m subscribed to his monthly newsletter, and recently he made the rounds on most of the podcasts I enjoy listening to. Earlier this summer…

    July 28, 2016
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    best friend trip, pt. 1

    What do you even say when your best friend plans a mini surprise trip to Singapore?! Since Courtney is a fifth grade teacher, she has summers off (hooray!), but was in the middle of…

    July 10, 2016
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    best friend trip, pt 2

    Clearly, we did so much in 7 days that I had to split the blog post into two separate posts. We visited Gardens by the Bay, specifically the Cloud Dome, which Kyle and I…

    July 10, 2016