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Lifestyle blogger + word slayer LA living ☀️ with my 2 men🤘🏼 Probably eating tacos right now 🌮 PR 💌: sarabeth@thefebruaryfox.com

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The entire month of February reminds me of pregnancy and giving birth to Fox. Facebook is constantly showing me On This Day flashbacks of his little tiny toes and my massive baby bump, so it’s no surprise why! Although the end result was a gorgeous boy, pregnancy was rough in every sense of the word for me. Something I wasn’t expecting? A new flaky scalp 🤰 I hadn’t used @headshoulders since I was a little girl, but as soon as I saw dry skin up top I grabbed a bottle and now three years later it’s still what I’m using  I picked up this nourishing Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner from Food 4 Less and I’m pretty obsessed with the scent! Did anyone else notice some snow on their shoulders during pregnancy?  #HeadShouldersxFood4Less #sponsored
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The entire month of February reminds me of pregnancy and giving birth to Fox. Facebook is constantly showing me On This Day flashbacks of his little tiny toes and my massive baby bump, so it’s no surprise why! Although the end result was a gorgeous boy, pregnancy was rough in every sense of the word for me. Something I wasn’t expecting? A new flaky scalp 🤰 I hadn’t used @headshoulders since I was a little girl, but as soon as I saw dry skin up top I grabbed a bottle and now three years later it’s still what I’m using I picked up this nourishing Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner from Food 4 Less and I’m pretty obsessed with the scent! Did anyone else notice some snow on their shoulders during pregnancy? #headshouldersxfood4less #sponsored

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The two best Valentines that I could ever ask for
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The two best Valentines that I could ever ask for

Vík, Eyjafjardarsysla, Iceland
Lately Fox has had me in stitches with his one-liners and unintentionally funny quips. When we were waiting to ride Monsters Inc., he craned over Tyler’s shoulder to see into the next room until he gave up, reaching for my arms instead. A quizzical look spread over his face as he said, “Mommy little” 🤨 Fox is a total shrimp (we met a 1-year-old at the park that was the same size as him, now 3!) so I guess he took after me 🤷‍️
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Lately Fox has had me in stitches with his one-liners and unintentionally funny quips. When we were waiting to ride Monsters Inc., he craned over Tyler’s shoulder to see into the next room until he gave up, reaching for my arms instead. A quizzical look spread over his face as he said, “Mommy little” 🤨 Fox is a total shrimp (we met a 1-year-old at the park that was the same size as him, now 3!) so I guess he took after me 🤷‍️

Disney California Adventure Park
THREE  I couldn’t be more grateful for this little buddy. He’s the type of boy to wake me up with a kiss to the cheek every morning because he absolutely lives for making others smile. His own is so contagious! He’s adventurous and brave, giggly and friendly, and I can’t wait to see him grow even more this year  #happybirthdayfoxhenry
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THREE I couldn’t be more grateful for this little buddy. He’s the type of boy to wake me up with a kiss to the cheek every morning because he absolutely lives for making others smile. His own is so contagious! He’s adventurous and brave, giggly and friendly, and I can’t wait to see him grow even more this year #happybirthdayfoxhenry

Disneyland
We are gearing up for the big 3 on Wednesday! We will be heading to Disneyland after a birthday party at school for Fox tomorrow, so we planned on opening presents a couple of days early. When we woke up it felt too weird to bump the timing up, so we opted to bring them with us to the hotel! I can’t wait to see his little face when he opens his eyes and sees a stack of presents immediately followed by the Happiest Place on Earth  #childhoodunplugged #foxhenry
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We are gearing up for the big 3 on Wednesday! We will be heading to Disneyland after a birthday party at school for Fox tomorrow, so we planned on opening presents a couple of days early. When we woke up it felt too weird to bump the timing up, so we opted to bring them with us to the hotel! I can’t wait to see his little face when he opens his eyes and sees a stack of presents immediately followed by the Happiest Place on Earth #childhoodunplugged #foxhenry

Tapia Bros. Farm
February. It’s been awhile since I’ve introduced myself and it being the first of the month, now seems like the best time to do it. Hi, I’m Sarabeth! I am *not* the February Fox. My son Fox will be 3 next Wednesday and inspires the name of my blog. I met my husband while he was touring in a rock band, we dated long distance from NY to CA until I moved out west to him to get hitched and start a family. We currently live in Los Angeles where we pretty much only ever go to Disneyland or out for tacos, all I need in life. It’s so very nice to meet you.
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February. It’s been awhile since I’ve introduced myself and it being the first of the month, now seems like the best time to do it. Hi, I’m Sarabeth! I am *not* the February Fox. My son Fox will be 3 next Wednesday and inspires the name of my blog. I met my husband while he was touring in a rock band, we dated long distance from NY to CA until I moved out west to him to get hitched and start a family. We currently live in Los Angeles where we pretty much only ever go to Disneyland or out for tacos, all I need in life. It’s so very nice to meet you.

Los Angeles, California
Our potatoes wound up with a few bumps and bruises after our juggling shenanigans, but it’s a small price to pay for having fun 🤕🥔 We aren’t naturally great cooks, so we used @hellofresh to help us gather the best ingredients and yummy meal ideas to guide us in the right direction. Dinner’s yummy and it brings us together as a family  Use code FEBFOX30 to get $30 off your first box! Click link in bio #hellofreshpartner #hellofreshpics #freshfriends #getcooking
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Our potatoes wound up with a few bumps and bruises after our juggling shenanigans, but it’s a small price to pay for having fun 🤕🥔 We aren’t naturally great cooks, so we used @hellofresh to help us gather the best ingredients and yummy meal ideas to guide us in the right direction. Dinner’s yummy and it brings us together as a family Use code FEBFOX30 to get $30 off your first box! Click link in bio #hellofreshpartner #hellofreshpics #freshfriends #getcooking

Los Angeles, California
Remember the article that circulated about the mom who watched her son playing – a time where she would usually be glued to her phone – and realized just how many times he looks to see if she’s watching? I didn’t bother with the experiment because I know I was guilty of it. 2018 has been a big year for our family to be more present. Our biggest change was eating dinner all at once. What are some things you do to live in the moment? More thoughts over on at thefebruaryfox.com #WellYes2018 #ad #collectivebias
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Remember the article that circulated about the mom who watched her son playing – a time where she would usually be glued to her phone – and realized just how many times he looks to see if she’s watching? I didn’t bother with the experiment because I know I was guilty of it. 2018 has been a big year for our family to be more present. Our biggest change was eating dinner all at once. What are some things you do to live in the moment? More thoughts over on at thefebruaryfox.com #wellyes2018 #ad #collectivebias

Los Angeles, California
“Excuse me, sir! I’ll have one with everything on it”  Sometimes I look back at things I wrote a decade ago and I feel like I’ve lost my creative edge. I don’t always have all the time in the world these days to just think, and my mind can get so cluttered with worries it sometimes blocks everything I’d like to say. But there’s one constant that always inspires me and it’s this little boy 🦊 He’s precocious and imaginative, always driving me to take a page from his book and be a bit of a free spirit — which isn’t always easy when you like everything just so! #foxhenry
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“Excuse me, sir! I’ll have one with everything on it” Sometimes I look back at things I wrote a decade ago and I feel like I’ve lost my creative edge. I don’t always have all the time in the world these days to just think, and my mind can get so cluttered with worries it sometimes blocks everything I’d like to say. But there’s one constant that always inspires me and it’s this little boy 🦊 He’s precocious and imaginative, always driving me to take a page from his book and be a bit of a free spirit — which isn’t always easy when you like everything just so! #foxhenry

The Strong Museum
My first baby  I found Peter at a shelter in Buffalo the day I moved into my very first apartment. He had a heart-shaped nose and crossed eyes that I immediately fell in love with on the spot. He’s been my companion in 4 cities spread across 3 states, including one cross-country drive and has been by my side for 8 years. It’s good to spoil him every once in awhile, so I got him a cozy bed and cute little toy from @grocery_outlet. More photos and details about Peter and what else I picked up on my shopping trip are now live on the blog  #groceryoutlet #sponsored
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My first baby I found Peter at a shelter in Buffalo the day I moved into my very first apartment. He had a heart-shaped nose and crossed eyes that I immediately fell in love with on the spot. He’s been my companion in 4 cities spread across 3 states, including one cross-country drive and has been by my side for 8 years. It’s good to spoil him every once in awhile, so I got him a cozy bed and cute little toy from @grocery_outlet. More photos and details about Peter and what else I picked up on my shopping trip are now live on the blog #groceryoutlet #sponsored

Los Angeles, California
I’ve always had a thing for big cities. Their twinkling lights at night, the way the skyscrapers made me feel so little, and the fact that I could walk for miles and find cute cafes, unique small businesses, and insane architecture like the Bradbury Building here. Not sure I’d hop in that elevator tho  #fromwhereistand
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I’ve always had a thing for big cities. Their twinkling lights at night, the way the skyscrapers made me feel so little, and the fact that I could walk for miles and find cute cafes, unique small businesses, and insane architecture like the Bradbury Building here. Not sure I’d hop in that elevator tho #fromwhereistand

Bradbury Building
The littlest ham  These past couple of weeks with Fox have felt so different. He’s been sucking up knowledge like a sponge, acting very independent, and he’s finally potty trained (and SO proud of himself for it). I’m always worried I’m missing out on recording simple moments that I’ll want to remember forever, each little face and funny phrase. Do you do anything special to memory keep? A special box or notebook? In search of ideas  #motherhoodunplugged #foxhenry
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The littlest ham These past couple of weeks with Fox have felt so different. He’s been sucking up knowledge like a sponge, acting very independent, and he’s finally potty trained (and SO proud of himself for it). I’m always worried I’m missing out on recording simple moments that I’ll want to remember forever, each little face and funny phrase. Do you do anything special to memory keep? A special box or notebook? In search of ideas #motherhoodunplugged #foxhenry

Los Angeles, California
I’m back from an unexpected hiatus over here (my longest yet by a long shot) after being knocked on my butt Christmas Eve. Having a child in their first year of school catching all sorts of new germs is no joke and this particular one had me in bed through New Year’s  It was so nice to “unplug” for a bit but I missed my IG family and can’t wait to dive back in. There are so many incredible changes coming to our family this year and I can’t wait to start peeling back the layers to share in the coming months. 2018 might have started pretty crappy for me, but I know it’s going to be one of the best years yet
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I’m back from an unexpected hiatus over here (my longest yet by a long shot) after being knocked on my butt Christmas Eve. Having a child in their first year of school catching all sorts of new germs is no joke and this particular one had me in bed through New Year’s It was so nice to “unplug” for a bit but I missed my IG family and can’t wait to dive back in. There are so many incredible changes coming to our family this year and I can’t wait to start peeling back the layers to share in the coming months. 2018 might have started pretty crappy for me, but I know it’s going to be one of the best years yet

Million Dollar Theater
Fox has a long weekend for the New Year, so today his school had a pajama party and watched movies! He was so excited to be able to bring the @legoninjagomovie to class for all of his friends to watch  He’s had a habit lately of running around the house yelling “ooo-YAH!” and I’m sure he gets it from this cute flick. It’s out on DVD and Blu-ray right now so don’t hesitate to pick up a copy of your own  #legoninjagomovie
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Fox has a long weekend for the New Year, so today his school had a pajama party and watched movies! He was so excited to be able to bring the @legoninjagomovie to class for all of his friends to watch He’s had a habit lately of running around the house yelling “ooo-YAH!” and I’m sure he gets it from this cute flick. It’s out on DVD and Blu-ray right now so don’t hesitate to pick up a copy of your own #legoninjagomovie

Los Angeles, California
Last night we made gingerbread Mickey Mouses and left them out for Santa. This morning Fox was so excited to see that he ate the cookies that he didn’t even notice the presents under the tree! Once he started opening presents, he’d open one and want to play with it immediately, so opening presents lasted a long time, giving me plenty of time to savor the moment  He said his favorite present was Play-Doh, but I’m pretty sure it was his Little People Mail Truck! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone I hope you had a peaceful day filled with lots of love. #foxhenry
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Last night we made gingerbread Mickey Mouses and left them out for Santa. This morning Fox was so excited to see that he ate the cookies that he didn’t even notice the presents under the tree! Once he started opening presents, he’d open one and want to play with it immediately, so opening presents lasted a long time, giving me plenty of time to savor the moment He said his favorite present was Play-Doh, but I’m pretty sure it was his Little People Mail Truck! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone I hope you had a peaceful day filled with lots of love. #foxhenry

Sherman Oaks, California
We’re almost always traveling over the holidays, whether near or far. I’m a worrier, so it’s a constant struggle not to continuously check our security system and scope out the weather for local fires just to make sure everything is on the up-and-up. On the off-chance disaster strikes, it’s comforting to know we’re covered by a reliable company like @Progressive. Learn more about keeping your property safe while you’re celebrating the season at thefebruaryfox.com  #ad #HolidaysByProgressive
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We’re almost always traveling over the holidays, whether near or far. I’m a worrier, so it’s a constant struggle not to continuously check our security system and scope out the weather for local fires just to make sure everything is on the up-and-up. On the off-chance disaster strikes, it’s comforting to know we’re covered by a reliable company like @progressive. Learn more about keeping your property safe while you’re celebrating the season at thefebruaryfox.com #ad #holidaysbyprogressive

Los Angeles, California
Poor little boy came down with pink eye over the weekend that the doctor suspects could be due to the wildfires in the area 🤔 Truly something I never anticipated would be a side effect! We’ve mostly been cuddling watching Christmas movies, but yesterday he took a detour to the closet and found the one unwrapped present that I planned to leave under the tree already built  #ofcoursehewould Speaking of! My husband and I are always discussing the present situation. He grew up to a Christmas morning that included a tree with all unwrapped presents underneath whereas mine were all wrapped. What does your family do?
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Poor little boy came down with pink eye over the weekend that the doctor suspects could be due to the wildfires in the area 🤔 Truly something I never anticipated would be a side effect! We’ve mostly been cuddling watching Christmas movies, but yesterday he took a detour to the closet and found the one unwrapped present that I planned to leave under the tree already built #ofcoursehewould Speaking of! My husband and I are always discussing the present situation. He grew up to a Christmas morning that included a tree with all unwrapped presents underneath whereas mine were all wrapped. What does your family do?

Los Angeles, California
ICYMI: I made Eggnog French Toast Casserole 🤤 and I’m sharing the recipe with you over at thefebruaryfox.com. Fresh @breadlounge brioche bread, @vitalfarms butter, @chinovalleyranchers eggs, @clover.sonoma whole milk, and @broguieresdairy eggnog (of course) thanks to @milkandeggscom 🥛 It’s make-ahead too, so you can pop it in the oven Christmas morning without having to prep same day!
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ICYMI: I made Eggnog French Toast Casserole 🤤 and I’m sharing the recipe with you over at thefebruaryfox.com. Fresh @breadlounge brioche bread, @vitalfarms butter, @chinovalleyranchers eggs, @clover.sonoma whole milk, and @broguieresdairy eggnog (of course) thanks to @milkandeggscom 🥛 It’s make-ahead too, so you can pop it in the oven Christmas morning without having to prep same day!

Los Angeles, California
Fox helped me wrap presents last night  He put two fingers on the edge of the wrapping while I was taping, picked which gift tag to use, and then chose a colorful bow and stuck it on. It’s so nice being able to get help from my little guy now, rather than have him tear the wrapping off while I’m trying to put it on 🤔 This season has definitely been more fun this time around with a babe who really gets it
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Fox helped me wrap presents last night He put two fingers on the edge of the wrapping while I was taping, picked which gift tag to use, and then chose a colorful bow and stuck it on. It’s so nice being able to get help from my little guy now, rather than have him tear the wrapping off while I’m trying to put it on 🤔 This season has definitely been more fun this time around with a babe who really gets it

Disneyland
Personal thoughts: I never thought I’d have a boy. When the nurse told me, I froze and said, “What do you I do with a boy?!” Now I can’t imagine having a girl! Originally we wanted a few kids and as soon as Fox was born I said I was D-O-N-E. But now I’m not so sure  I’m really wanting to hear your experiences with 1 kid versus 2! What do you think?
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Personal thoughts: I never thought I’d have a boy. When the nurse told me, I froze and said, “What do you I do with a boy?!” Now I can’t imagine having a girl! Originally we wanted a few kids and as soon as Fox was born I said I was D-O-N-E. But now I’m not so sure I’m really wanting to hear your experiences with 1 kid versus 2! What do you think?

Los Angeles, California
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