Relationships

Letting Go

Last week we had a speaker in our prenatal group that said parenting is a continual process of letting go. He said “Moms, your baby will never be closer to you than he is right now” You are going to have to continually let go, and for that, I laude you.” Carrying a baby is like putting all of your…

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Travel

Babymoon

I love the idea of a Babymoon before the baby comes. Would you consider one? I love that it focuses on carving out time for just you and your partner before your baby comes to join. Our Italy trip was an epic vacation for the two of us and I’m so glad we did it when I could still wear a…

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Obsessed with, Style

Pregnancy Must Haves

Today I wanted to share a few products that have helped me during the pregnancy.   Overall, I thought I would use and discover a lot of new pregnancy products but the process has been low key. Here are my recommendations for products that are worth investing in both during and after pregnancy. I use this lavender mist to spray my…

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Style

Nursery Planning on Budget

The nursery. It’s important because it’s the setting where my imagination about what it’s like to parent takes place. I know my  “imaginings” are far from the reality but the nursery doesn’t have to be. Originally I was scouring Pinterest and Land of Nod for inspiration but I wasn’t feeling inspired. I don’t  want the room to feel to baby-like,…

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Relationships

A Hope-full Marriage

Like many people, this last week has been pretty rough in the McQueen household.  We met on the Obama campaign and the timeline of our marriage  follows Presidential terms. Our one year anniversary was the inauguration of Obama in January of 2008. We moved to Japan and voted absentee in January of 2012.  This year, our first baby boy will…

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Living in Denver

Denver Date-The Colorado Ballet!

  Marcos and I were lucky enough to see the Colorado Ballet’s Swan Lake last weekend. This ballet has been top on my list for years and I was giddy with excitement as the lights went down and the curtain opened. The ballet is a magical escape from the daily grind. The costumes, Colorado Ballet Symphony, and theatrics transport you…

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Relationships

Perspective from my Baby Boy

Lately, I have been feeling pretty stressed. My everyday also includes a little buddy kicking and reminding me to keep in all in perspective. It’s the oddest feeling carrying a little man around inside me. I walk my kids to the bus and they say “goodbye Mrs. McQueen and little baby!”I love that he can hear all my “other” kids…

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Obsessed with

I’m Listening To…

Shelby here. I recently moved offices and am finally able to walk to work (one of my lifelong dreams!).  It’s about a 25 minute walk, so I’ve been listening to podcasts while I stroll. My latest obsession is Still Processing – a podcast from New York Times culture correspondents Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. Brilliant social commentary about real issues…

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Style

Baby Boy Clothes

I am resisting the urge to the buy baby boy clothes.  The world seems overpopulated by baby boys at the moment so I have a lot of friends who will be sending baby boy clothes our way. That being said, here are some of the sweetest baby clothing companies with sweet options for boys! Our friend gifted us this romper…

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