What You Need To Know To Start A Podcast

What You Need To Know To Start A Podcast

What You Need To Know To Start A Podcast I have only been podcasting for a few months now, so don’t get it twisted – I am by no means a professional over here. I am still learning about how to podcast each and every week. But I know a lot of you are also […]

10 Things I Use Every Single Day

Sharing 10 Things I Use Every Single Day Major under eye helper + SPF – I don’t leave the house without this eye serum on and this SPF on. Plus TULA offers 15% off with my code RACHL Vacuum – all my mama and papas out there.. this one is a MUST. Non-toxic cleaning supplies […]

Listening, Learning, Growing and Evolving

I am a mother, I am a wife, I am a daughter, I am a sister, I am a friend and I am white. And I am anti-racist. I was a bit hesitant on whether or not to share this blog post. It started off being a diary of sorts to gather thoughts, feelings and […]

Our Home Reveal Part Five: Bedroom

Our Home Reveal Part Five: Bedroom

Our Home Reveal Part Five: Bedroom It only took us two years and a baby later to finally redo our bedroom. I wish I took a before and after photo of what our room looked like because this is such a facelift for us! We were still using Jordan’s bedroom furniture from his room at his parents […]

My Tips for Boosting Low Milk Supply

Sharing my tips for boosting low milk supply after my supply took a huge dip 4 months into breastfeeding!

Sharing my tips for boosting low milk supply after my supply took a huge dip 4 months into breastfeeding. Just after Ezra turned 4 months, my supply dropped overnight. I kid you not. And it was scary! Losing your breastmilk supply randomly is beyond scary! I was pumping 8-9 ounces total first thing in the morning […]

Packing for Ezra: What to Travel with for Your 3 Month Old

Packing for Ezra: What to Travel with for Your 3 Month Old

Packing for Ezra: What to pack when you travel with for your 3 month old  Traveling for the first time with Ezra sounded 100x more intimidating than it actually was. I cannot tell you how many people told us we were crazy to bring him across the country when he is just shy of 3 […]

Newborn + Baby Registry Essentials and Favorite Items

Sharing our baby registry essentials and favorite items we have been loving so far!

Sharing our baby registry essentials and favorite items we have been loving so far! I’m giggling as I type this blog post because full disclosure: we didn’t really register for much. I didn’t have a baby shower of sorts like many do. Not something I personally wanted and I’m Jewish so it isn’t really within […]

Ezra Benjamin’s Birth Story

Ezra Benjamin's Birth Story

On January 26, 2019 at 1:10am we welcomed our little muffin, Ezra Benjamin Carpenter, into this world. Ezra was born 4 weeks early. I was exactly 36 weeks the night my water broke and having him a month earlier than expected, wasn’t exactly something we anticipated happening. Call me crazy but intuitively, I knew he […]

34 Week Bump Update

34 Week Bump Update

34 weeks, you snuck up real quickly… As you guys may have seen, I just came back to Hoboken from a couple of weeks with my family down in Jupiter, Florida. Back just in time to finish up the last 3 weeks of work before my “maternity leave” starting February 1 and 2 days before I’m […]

27 Week Bump Update

27 week bump update

We are closing in on 27 weeks pregnant over here and I am officially freaking out over how fast this pregnancy is going by! I was going to wait until after Thanksgiving to share this update but I have been feeling so incredibly thankful to be experiencing this pregnancy. With the holiday tomorrow, it seemed fitting 🙂 […]

Travel Guide to Ojai: What to See + Do

Travel Guide to Ojai: What to See + Do

Travel Guide to Ojai: what to see and do during a weekend getaway in Ojai, California. Ojai, you have stolen my heart. This past week, Jord and I headed up to Ojai from a work trip I had in Palm Springs. We were craving something that would be a mix of relaxing, feasible to get […]

21 Week Bump Update (we’re halfway there!)

21 week bump update

Today, we are 21 weeks pregnant! I cannot believe we are more than halfway there until our little dude is here in this world. I haven’t done an update on the blog since the end of my first trimester, and I know how these blog posts can be so helpful for us to have. For any future […]

My Favorite Healthy Fall Products from Trader Joe’s

Sharing My Favorite Healthy Fall Products from Trader Joe's!

Sharing My Favorite Healthy Fall Products from Trader Joe’s this year. All things pumpkin and more! Living a few blocks away from Trader Joe’s in Hoboken has been a complete game changer for us. When we lived in NYC, we never lived close enough to go to one frequently so we’d run in for random items […]

My Obsession with Our Air Purifier + How We Use It

My Obsession with Our Air Purifier + How We Use It

My obsession with our air purifier and how we use it every single day! Particularly our Dyson purifier. A little over a year go, Jord and I moved into our new apartment aka our first “real home” together. It is a weird grown up feeling when you’re no longer renting and actually own the home you […]

Our Journey Trying to Start a Family: Infertility Part Two

As you read about in the last post, Jord and I have had our fair share of struggles when it came to starting a family. After we found out our second IUI cycle failed, I wasn’t in the best place mentally. I knew things would work out in the end but I didn’t expect the […]

My Not-So-Fancy Tips for a Healthy Sleep and Nighttime Routine

Sharing my not-so-fancy sleep and nighttime routine with you! Everything I do to try and get the best night sleep with as little effort as possible.

Sharing my not-so-fancy tips for a healthy sleep and nighttime routine with you! Everything I do to try and get the best night sleep with as little effort as possible. SLEEP! My favorite activity after eating and going to the bathroom (no shame). Jord and I are pretty much like babies who thrive of the whole […]