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Beach Drama

    This first week, post-Labor Day, has me reflecting on our whole summer. We didnโ€™t plan anything too crazy since we welcomed our second child in May, and, instead, used the summer months to get into a routine and acclimated to being a…

September 6, 2019

Christmas in July

    Christmas in July! It’s the time of year to celebrate the best of both worlds. The joy of Christmas mixed with the care-free attitude and warmth of summer. What could be better? While I have never properly celebrated this Christmas in July craze, all…

July 27, 2019

A Healing Birth

  Itโ€™s hard for me to share one birth story without looking back to another. So much of my last birth, just four short weeks ago, was based on complications after the birth of my first daughter, back in 2017. The delivery of baby…

June 13, 2019

Pack Your (Hospital) Bags!

Pregnancy can be a very slow and longggg experience, that is, until it’s not. All of a sudden it’s the third trimester, life is flying by, and you realize you have so much left to buy and so much left to pack! Packing your hospital…

May 30, 2019

In Case of an Emergency…

      Coming from New England and living in New York City, I’ve never had to worry too much about big natural disasters and the emergencies they cause. We’re very unlikely to ever face town-engulfing wildfires, destructive earthquakes, or catastrophic tornadoes. We get some…

April 25, 2019

Pregnancy Around the Pond

  Becoming a mom for the first time is quite the experience. It comes with a lot of questions, concerns, and the scary unknown. The second time around, it’s old hat, and you have a better handle on what’s normal, what’s not, and what…

April 10, 2019

The Day My Daughter Came To The Gynecologist

    After years in the U.K., I landed back in the States with a rather large “to-do” list. There were things to buy–clothes for New York summers, new home furnishings, and every electronic and appliance that required a U.S.-style plug. There were things I…

July 3, 2018

The Baby to Toddler Liberation

    It really seems like an overnight transformation. One minute you have all this stuff. Everywhere. The baby has consumed your life, your home, its decor, your personal space, your breasts, the car; everything screams baby.     Then, one day, it’s different.…

June 13, 2018