Families of Instagram #11: Sylvia Tribel

“I’ve always been a visual person and love capturing the beauty in the everyday. I especially love documenting Paige’s childhood.” Sylvia Tribel (@sylviatribel) shares a snippet of family life by the sea in New Jersey, USA…

Sylvia Tribel lives in the seaside town of Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, two-year-old daughter, Paige, and their dog Harvey. She is a fashion merchandiser in New York City.

Our mornings … go from slow and calm to chaotic. My husband heads off to work early so Paige hangs out with me in bed and snacks on blueberries (her favorite) while I drink my coffee. I use this short window of time to practice counting with her or reading a book together. Once we are out of bed it’s a mad rush to get dressed, eat breakfast and head out of the house for school and work.

My kid mainly wears … clothing from our favorite brands: Mabo Kids, Soor Ploom, Misha & Puff, Rylee & Cru to name just a few. I love to shop small when possible and their clothes are timeless, beautiful and well-constructed. I find that a few key pieces go a long way.

I cope with clutter by … doing my best to maintain a minimalistic lifestyle. We are constantly purging items we don’t need to maintain a simple home. I make a point to tidy up at the end of each day. I find that baskets are extremely helpful for keeping an organized home.

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I never leave the house without … a nappy bag, my camera or mobile phone.

When they’re not looking I … eat all of the sweets in the pantry. Shhh!

I encourage creativity by … always having watercolors and crayons handy. Paige also loves her play kitchen, dolls and building blocks.

I’ll never be able to part with … my camera. I’ve always been a visual person and love capturing the beauty in the everyday. I especially love documenting Paige’s childhood as much as I can. Time is so fleeting so it’s important to me to have photos that I can constantly look back on.

When all else fails we … head to the beach. It will always be our happy place.

Follow Sylvia Tribel on Instagram: @sylviatribel

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