Comments on: The Treehouse http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:26:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: The Vintique Object http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-832331 The Vintique Object Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:20:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-832331 Hello, Gabrielle! I’m more than a bit behind in my blog reading, but imagine my surprise to find out that you live here! We just bought our first house — moving from Oakland to a tiny house in Albany, so I certainly understand the trials and tribulations of this crazy Bay Area real estate market — I thought I’d lose my mind with the number of houses I fell in love with, mentally moved into, and lost out on. How extraordinarily lucky you were to find this place! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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By: Ritsya http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-754820 Ritsya Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:59:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-754820 You are amazing! Rooting for you.

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By: Claudia http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-740193 Claudia Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:42:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-740193 We built a house from overseas. We have to decide everything in two days and I think our house it is beautiful. You are a blessed family.

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By: Jill Browning http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-726187 Jill Browning Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:30:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-726187 This house is most definitely a treasure…!!!! As I was looking through these pictures, I thought “this would be such a cool house to grow up in”. It just looks like home, and I’m not even the one who’ll be living in it! ;)

Hope things are settling in for you. Mental illness is a b**ch. Hopefully it’s just situational. Take care!

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By: Vera http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-723357 Vera Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:37:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-723357 I haven’t visited your blog in a while so didn’t know about The Treehouse before now. What an amazing story.

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By: Have a Great Labor Day + Links | The Naptime Chef http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-707189 Have a Great Labor Day + Links | The Naptime Chef Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:01:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-707189 [...] Gabby’s new house is so [...]

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-697682 Michelle Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:50:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-697682 We are currently in our 10th home over the past 16 years. I am a trooper, just like you. However, not this move, but the one before, I found myself exhausted. I saw a doctor, and we holistically tested for diabetes, B12, and other things that could explain why I had to go back to bed at 8:30AM whne the kid went off to school, and why it wa so very hard to drag myself back out of bed at 3PM when they returned. My doctor finally diagnosed me with depression (what?! I never even felt sad!) but after about 6 months on a mild anti-depressant, I was as good as new. That was 5 years ago. I hope you have a similar recovery.

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By: Alison Chino http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-696090 Alison Chino Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:15:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-696090 What a beautiful story!! Thank you so much for sharing!! We’re moving into a flat I’ve never seen before in Scotland next week and it feels crazy! Also, I love how you are showing that nothing about following your dreams is ever as easy as it seems from an Instagram picture or smaller soundbyte! Lots of hard work and patience is always involved! Thanks again! And best of wishes!

Loves!

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-691044 Dee Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:48:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-691044 What a beautiful house, and story, Gabrielle. Sorry to hear about your struggles, but glad to read you’re getting help.

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-679069 Heidi Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:25:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-679069 Gabrielle,
when I moved back home after 5 years in Europe (Austria) I went through a really down time. Not only is it overwhelming to move overseas, but I think that I couldn’t really related to anyone because I had this fabulous experience, and noone really was interested in it. I didn’t feel like I could relate to anyone I knew. Plus, I was exhausted. It took me about a half a year to recover, I hope that it takes you less time. I probably should have gone to the doctor to get help, I never even thought about that. I’m glad that you are wiser. Take care.

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By: kimberly http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-674598 kimberly Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:31:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-674598 Wow! What an amazing ride, and no doubt you’ve been under intense stress for a prolonged period. Do whatever you need to get back to yourself.

We live in the Bay Area, so while not totally unseen, both of our houses were purchased without seeing the inside. The market was/is crazy, and we had to make quick decisions based on neighborhood and a snap judgment made during a drive by. Both times we were lucky to get the houses we did.

I don’t know if you are technically in the Oakland Hills, but I have relatives who’ve lived there for their entire lives, or came from Italy to live there, and they still love it.

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By: Lynne http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-670319 Lynne Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:46:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-670319 Dear Gabrielle,

Congratulations on the lovely house! And I’m adding my good wishes and prayers to everyone else who loves you, even without knowing you, from your consistently kind and gentle and lovely tone. You are such a light. I hope you feel better soon!

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By: DJ http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-665628 DJ Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:08:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-665628 Gabrielle,
Thanks for the P.S.
I moved about 6 weeks ago and have been feeling blue (even though the new house is fantastic!) I don’t usually get depressed but I’ve been overwhelmed by regular life (which includes hubby and 5 kids) plus moving. We are very lucky and blessed to find the house so I don’t feel entitled to feel bad.
Time to slow it down a bit and stop pushing myself so hard. :)
Hope you feel better!

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By: Paulina http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-1/#comment-661252 Paulina Fri, 23 Aug 2013 03:06:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-661252 Gabrielle,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. Those moves are very hard on creative people specially the ones that feel and love deeply. Glad you are searching for help. Once you have a little help you can see the end of the tunnel and you will be back on your feet again. Stay positive!!! Always look on the bright side.

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By: Szkent http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-1/#comment-659082 Szkent Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:09:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-659082 Try VRBO.com
Mostly vacation rentals but many places have long term rental options.

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By: Siiri http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-656585 Siiri Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:20:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-656585 Dear Gabrielle,
greetings from as far as Estonia :) I´ve been following your blog and I send you my support and best wishes! I have 3 kids and when it gets tough, I dream of time when I will be grandmother… Sincerely, Siiri

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By: Andrea LeBaron http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-652450 Andrea LeBaron Thu, 22 Aug 2013 02:32:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-652450 Thank you for adding that little bit at the end of your post about feeling pushed over the edge! I have followed you for over a year now just reveling in the wonder of living in Europe. But I can imagine the stress of taking care of a large family, working and moving back to the U.S. to be completely overwhelming. It’s nice when wonderful women like you admit that it does take its toll. There’s such a culture of perfectionism and having it all together which tends to make us feel ever more imperfect and not put together, especially when all we can see is what is on-line. It sometimes doesn’t feel real. Thank you for being honest, especially about mental health. It’s still feels so taboo to admit you might need some help every now and then. Best Wishes!

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By: jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-652100 jen Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:03:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-652100 I know I’m commenting late, but I’m just now getting to read this . . . been in the midst of my own moving/unpacking saga of my own. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your honesty about your post-move mental status. It is hard to move – so much more so than most people realize. Throw in long distances, difficult situations, lots of kids, several moves in a row, and you really do have the perfect recipe for a Mom-Meltdown! We have moved plenty, and it never gets easier . . . and it feels so, so good to have you share that though you look so put-together from this vantage point, you too struggle with all that a move brings. Thank you for your transparency!

I am thrilled to hear of your new home and will be praying for you as we set up/re-do our new home.

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By: Debora http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-647932 Debora Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:56:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-647932 I am SO relieved to know you are human! lol
and your new house is wonderful already…you will make it amazing!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/the-treehouse-2/comment-page-2/#comment-647520 Erin Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:56:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39804#comment-647520 Gabrielle,
My admiration for you has just tripled. We all have a supply chain fueling our energy and capacity to do want we need and want to do, and we all have disruptions in that supply chain. Well done for acknowledging this to your readers and leading the way for others by getting support and help. You’ve got class. “Dark is a way and light is a place. “-Dylan Thomas

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