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Birth story

It took me as long to write as it did to make her but here it is in all its glory: Charlie's birth story. I started my maternity leave about 2 weeks before my due date. I spent loads of time walking around the city which was especially pleasant as London was still transitioning from autumn to winter. While I not-so-secretly hoped that two weeks of walking would induce labor before my due date, that didn’t completely work for me! But it was nice to have one of my favorite pastimes to keep me occupied while we waited for Charlie to be ready. I had oodles of time to explore with other friends who were on maternity leave (lots of babies in our circle of friends within 6 months of each other!) Walking for treats definitely kept my spirits up. Plus I needed the calories, ya know what I mean? ;) Family came into town a few days before my due date so I had both extra company and pressure to deliver...literally. In the best way, of course! I was beyond excited when

Hall of Breakfast - Mommy/Daughter date!

This pop-up museum has been one of the best attended events this summer, I'm sure. I still wanted to check it out for myself because who doesn't love a spot of breakfast in the most social media-friendly way??? No one wanted to go with me (read this as 'any time I asked my husband or bro-in-laws to go, they asked why I wanted breakfast in the middle of the afternoon.....') so I grabbed my selfie stick (hand-to-my-heart honestly the first time I've ever used it) and took my baby between her naps! It was awkward for a minute and then I let it go. In London, it never mattered if I looked like a fool because in a city of 8 million you won't see those same people ever again. I run into It got SO HOT holding a nearly 20 lb I have cute, cute, cute pictures of Charlie in the food themed rooms to last a lifetime but here are some of my favorites! In the middle of the cuteness overload we took a beat to nurse the wee one who was getting sick of

Review - Amara Baby Food!

When Charlie showing interest in eating, we were on holiday. As a newbie mom, I went mostly on instinct to let her try some foods. The safest way I could think to start her on solids was to buy the purée packets from the shop. She loved it! Though this girl has yet to meet a food she doesn't like. :) I kept buying packets because it’s sooo easy and convenient and I couldn’t seem to make my home steamed/blended/mushed veggies or fruit as appealing to her.  It wasn’t something I could fully dive into because our time was devoted to packing up our London flat and moving our lives to Utah.  Enter Amara ! Their slogan is so true. 'Better for baby. Easy for you!' They sent me some of their pouches to try and I couldn’t wait to see how she would take it.  The smell once you open the pouch is undeniably real. Just added water and the purée was the same consistency as if I had made it from scratch! Banana tastes exactly like banana and the oats and berries are del

We Are the Larson’s

   Hi! We are the Larson’s. Welcome to our little corner of the World Wide Web. I have loved blogging about our years living in London , sharing photos of that beautiful city ( @larsonsinlondon ) and will continue to share some of our adventures now that we are back on American soil ( @ourlarsonlife )! If you have any questions about London, day trips or - my personal favorite - food recommendations, in Europe, I’m here for you! I have a wealth of knowledge I need to write down and share before I lose it or it becomes sadly outdated. A few upcoming posts will compile specific recommendations I have sent to friends and family over the years! Quick back story on us: we met through mutual friends, married about a year later, graduated with our bachelor’s degrees in Utah and moved to London for Taylor’s job in finance shortly thereafter. Yup, that’s marriage, college graduation and international move within 8 months. Kinda crazy but in the best way! We lived in west