Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:16:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement (Or: Holiday Bombshell!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/thanksgiving-pregnancy-announcement/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/thanksgiving-pregnancy-announcement/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:14:04 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1734 Last Thanksgiving was one for the books. Just two days before, we’d learned I was pregnant. We figured there’d be no better time to tell our families than on a day devoted to gratitude and togetherness, and on a day when both sets of parents would be in the same room. Because I was overall […]

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Best Double Stroller for Twins: Bob Revolution SE Duallie Review (AND YOU CAN WIN ONE HERE!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-double-stroller-for-twins-bob-duallie-revolution-double-stroller-review/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-double-stroller-for-twins-bob-duallie-revolution-double-stroller-review/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:46 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1702 Funny story. On the advice of another twin mom friend, I registered for the Bob Revolution SE Duallie double stroller, which she said was the absolute best pick for an active lifestyle with twins — great for jogging, hiking, beach walks (so basically, my life — or at least, the life I want to live). […]

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38 Fun Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations, Food, and Crafts to DIY and Buy http://homebodyinmotion.com/ideas-for-thanksgiving-decorations/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/ideas-for-thanksgiving-decorations/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:31:27 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1707 Here in Los Angeles, we don’t have many weather-related indications that summer is turning to fall, so we have to embrace the signs wherever we can find them — so basically, in Starbucks. For me, the special sense that fall is creeping in comes with the annual flood of lifestyle writing assignments that turn my […]

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2 New Mom Beauty Tips (Also Known As: Aint Nobody Got Time) http://homebodyinmotion.com/new-mom-beauty-tips/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/new-mom-beauty-tips/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:05:08 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1681 Here’s the deal. I have two infants. I have no time. This is literally true now, as compared to when I used to be like “OMG, I have no time” before I had kids and what I actually meant was “I’ll really have to write this story lighting fast if I want to make it […]

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Travel Without Baby: The First Night I Spent Away From My Twins Was Not How I Thought it Would Be http://homebodyinmotion.com/first-time-travel-without-baby/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/first-time-travel-without-baby/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:41:17 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1675 I’m not going to lie. I thought I’d feel like the cat who ate the canary on the first night I spent away from my infant twins. But, like every other part of parenting, the reality was much more complex. I’d had a short business trip to Las Vegas on my October calendar since even […]

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Happy Halloween! http://homebodyinmotion.com/happy-halloween/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/happy-halloween/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:40 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1668 For Halloween today, my son is an off-the-rack skeleton from Old Navy — but that’s whatever. My daughter is a hula girl, and her costume is the point of the story: In November of 2009, David and I were going on a trip to Hawaii. It was the depths of the recession, and work seemed […]

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7 Travel Feeds to Follow on Instagram Right Now http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-travel-photographers-on-instagram/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-travel-photographers-on-instagram/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:37:12 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1625 Instagram is my special, sacred place on social media. Unlike the cacophony that is my Twitter feed, for instance, my Instagram feed is a highly curated mix of about 150 posters whose every image I want to savor. They are almost entirely individuals, with a only a couple of brands mixed in, and my feed […]

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I’m Back on the Eat-Right Wagon After Babies! (Join Me on The Fresh Diet?) http://homebodyinmotion.com/the-fresh-diet-vegetarian/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/the-fresh-diet-vegetarian/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:29:49 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1658 It’s now officially three months since I delivered my twins, and alas, I’m not quite ready for my bikini Us Weekly cover. It turns out — wait for it — stars are not just like us. While I’ll resist a tirade about the dangerous nature of our cultural body-after-baby-in-five-minutes obsession, I can say that I […]

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World’s Best Awards (Homebody in Motion Edition) http://homebodyinmotion.com/worlds-best-awards-homebody-motion-edition/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/worlds-best-awards-homebody-motion-edition/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:34:47 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1644 The gears are turning again. It’s been several months since I’ve even been on a plane — not since I got too pregnant to fly (after a pretty impressive run of second-trimester babymoons). But hubby and I have had some solid powwows on where our next travels will take us (the planning powwows are some […]

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Best Twin Baby Products: What I’m Drooling Over and What I Can’t Live Without http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-twin-baby-products/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-twin-baby-products/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:57:05 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1619 When I was a thousand weeks pregnant, David and I were looky-looing a ginormous open house down the block from us—an event that typically brings all the neighbors out in our extremely real-estate-obsessed community. (#Angelenos.) The broker told me I should be sure to meet another neighbor who was also there looky-looing, who’d just delivered […]

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