Her tiny body—a little astronaut, I joke, in her footie pajamas, “docked” on me—lies across mine, her face pressed against me as she nurses, her tiny curled fist resting on my chest. I run the palm of my hand from the top of her downy head down to her forehead, smoothing down her black hair … Continue Reading

Want to witness a true fashion wasteland? Google “nursing tops.” (I’ll wait here.) If you don’t already have kids and are considering it, I’m sure you will now agree, these results are not something that would necessary sell you on motherhood. While with my first baby I used this lack of decent-looking clothing as the perfect … Continue Reading

Hello, friends! So, a bit of a personal post today, and an update to something big that’s going on in our lives. If you follow my Instagram, you may have seen over the last few weeks in my Stories that we are expecting something BIG in our near future!!! NO… no more babies! Haha. But … Continue Reading

I have to tell you something: Please don’t believe my pictures. Or rather—believe them, in the sense that they physically exist right there on your computer screen—but please don’t think they tell the whole story. I feel compelled to tell you this because when I started my blogging journey, I did so with a passion … Continue Reading

*** It’s usually while we’re sitting on the couch, and he’s watching TV. The way the sunlight hits his face from the nearby window, highlighting his sweet profile—more big boy than baby lately—and I get a little misty. I know I’m not the only parent who looks at her kid and thinks, “Holy crap, where … Continue Reading

I’m as much a fan of a pretty occasion dress as anyone–if said occasion is a night dancing and teetering on sky-high heels through the streets of Miami with my husband for the weekend. But let’s not kid anyone: Those occasions are few and far between lately. And by “few and far between,” I mean nearly extinct. “Cute … Continue Reading

Ask my circle of friends, and they will agree: I’m not the one in the group known to be particularly on-time, particularly good with remembering important dates, or particularly anything-that-has-to-do-with-having-a-functioning-brain. But I am pretty much a walking beauty product encyclopedia. Soooo… I think that’s why they keep me around. There’s no use in having a … Continue Reading

As you probably saw if you follow me on Instagram, our family just came back from our annual Pittsburgh Pilgrimage. We visit family and friends, we explore, we stuff ourselves silly with food. For me, it’s always a chance to reset mentally and spiritually, too. There’s something about being on your home turf that is so … Continue Reading

I remember a time long before motherhood when I thought the process of having a baby went like this:   1 – Get pregnant 2 – Have baby 3 – Bring baby home 4 – Put baby in crib 5 – Baby sleeps, mom and dad go along their merry way   I will now pause … Continue Reading

Dear Working Mom, I don’t know if anyone has told you this yet today, or ever, but I wanted to reach out and say something. Thanks. You may not realize it, but there’s a whole group of people out there in the world—I, other moms, and every single one of our little girls—who need you. … Continue Reading