Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:18:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Welcome twins! http://homebodyinmotion.com/twin-birth-announcement/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/twin-birth-announcement/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:18:52 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1599 Hear ye, hear ye! We are so excited to announce the birth of our twins! Jordan Oscar Rosen (6 pounds 6 ounces, 19 inches long, at 7:42 a.m., “Twin A,” on July 22, 2014) Maya Zoe Rosen (5 pounds 12 ounces, 19 inches long, at 7:43 a.m., “Twin B,” on July 22, 2014) Maya has […]

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A Luxe Babymoon Staycation (Or Combatting the Summer Pregnancy Symptom Known as FOMO) http://homebodyinmotion.com/summer-babymoon-staycation-ideas/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/summer-babymoon-staycation-ideas/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:07:24 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1580 I often hear people talk about how awful it was for them, or must be for me, to be heavily pregnant in the summertime. And I generally disagree wholeheartedly—it’s been mostly fine! But there is one majorly uncomfortable issue with being pregnant in these hot months, and it’s not the heat. Here’s the real reason […]

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It Takes Two! Hip Hop Baby Shower Theme For the Twins http://homebodyinmotion.com/hip-hop-baby-shower-theme/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/hip-hop-baby-shower-theme/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:45:07 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1558 Shortly after David and I started dating, we went on a camping trip to Big Sur with friends. There was probably alcohol involved when we ended up doing an impassioned fireside a capella duet to LL Cool J’s “Around the Way Girl.” My girl Melissa said, “Man, you dorks were made for each other.” And […]

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1930s Kitchen Design: Before and After http://homebodyinmotion.com/1930s-kitchen-design-before-and-after/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/1930s-kitchen-design-before-and-after/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:54:44 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1507 File this one under B for better late than never — but since I’m on a remodeling-post roll, I’m inspired to share a couple of before-and-after photos from our 1930s kitchen remodel… which we completed two years ago. I can’t overstate how much I loved this house when we first saw it. It felt so […]

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Our Los Angeles Garage Office Conversion: Ideas and Photos! http://homebodyinmotion.com/los-angeles-garage-office-conversion/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/los-angeles-garage-office-conversion/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:42:50 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1475 What happens when you have a two-bedroom house and two babies on the way? Well, first thing is you can kiss your sweet home office goodbye in favor of a nursery. Second thing is, you can figure out what the heck to do instead if you are a writer-editor who works from home. Our solution […]

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At Long Last: Our 1930s Bathroom Remodel Before and After Photos! http://homebodyinmotion.com/1930s-bathroom-remodel-before-and-after/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/1930s-bathroom-remodel-before-and-after/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 15:45:37 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1443 One of my best friend’s Holocaust-survivor bubbies had an expression. She’d say — and you have to imagine this in an old-country accent — “Everywhere is it nice, but home is it the best.” This is more or less my own life’s most fundamental mantra, and the underpinning beneath every word written on this blog. […]

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Big Island Babymoon Part Deux: Black Sand, Volcanoes, Waterfalls (and Seriously Spicy Thai) http://homebodyinmotion.com/big-island-hawaii-babymoon/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/big-island-hawaii-babymoon/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 20:36:18 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1354 One of the very best things about travel is seeing something you’ve never seen before. How many times in our adult lives do we really get to do that on a given day? (That’s one reason David and I have a strict no-repeating-country-stamps-in-the-same-passport policy.*) Still, the lure of a perfect beach is a tough thing […]

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A Sweet, Simple Los Angeles Maternity Photography Shoot (Unless You Hate That Kind of Thing, Which Is Fine) http://homebodyinmotion.com/los-angeles-maternity-photography/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/los-angeles-maternity-photography/#comments Sun, 11 May 2014 20:35:34 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1400 What are your thoughts on maternity photography? Hoo-boy, I have seen some hokey-ass things that I did not want to replicate — weird props, blowing fans, heart-shaped hands, body paint (?), airbrushed insets a la Sears (?!), belly kissing (?!?). But given we’re expecting two babies, I am thinking of this pregnancy as a one-shot […]

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What Not to Say to a Woman Pregnant With Twins http://homebodyinmotion.com/what-not-to-say-to-a-woman-pregnant-with-twins/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/what-not-to-say-to-a-woman-pregnant-with-twins/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 17:40:32 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1377 I guess I’ve been so conditioned by link bait that I actually think in listicle form. (Anyone else?) So, since I’ve been compiling this “what not to say to a woman pregnant with twins” list in my head anyway as I go along, please indulge me while I vomit it forth upon the Internet. With […]

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Homebody in Motion: Now With Logo! http://homebodyinmotion.com/homebody-in-motion-blog-logo/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/homebody-in-motion-blog-logo/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 19:07:46 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1513 Two years into Homebody in Motion’s life as a blog, it finally has an official logo. The idea is to reflect everything I cover herein: travel, home, family (including those twins on the way!), and Los Angeles living primarily — with doses of food, fashion, and entertainment tossed in too. Oh, and I feel like […]

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