My Dearest Luna, Happy 4 month Birthday, my little Luna Bear! Today is the very last day of our maternity leave together, and the last day of parental leave I will ever have in my life. Our family is now complete with you and your big sister Aria, but it’s hard to fathom not having … More Love letter to Luna
As someone who prides herself on being emotionally stable and capable of handling most anything, I never thought I would suffer from postpartum depression, anxiety, rage or whatever I survived from the time my daughter was 6 weeks old to 10 weeks old, but I was raw and ragged with frustration. My second daughter, my … More Surviving colic was one of the hardest months of my life.
Toddlers are demanding, especially when traveling—yes even at the most magical place on earth. But if you head to Walt Disney World with the right expectations, pack your sense of humor, and take advantage of all the conveniences Disney has to offer, you won’t just survive your trip, you’ll see the magic through their eyes … More How to Do Disney With a Toddler
Even though this is my second time breastfeeding, I had forgotten how days blur into nights and I would live in two-hour windows of time (if I’m lucky enough to not be answering a cluster-feeder’s constant demands). I am fortunate that breastfeeding came easily for me and both my girls latched and loved nursing more … More Breastfeeding is hard, and harder to quit
The day was a blur of all the feels! I had just spent the afternoon being honored as a Working Mother of the Year by the She Runs It organization in New York. I was surrounded by my agency’s leadership and dear friends, senior clients who had taken time out of their insanely busy schedules to … More Why Every Mom is Mother of the Year
The boxes my IVF medications arrived in were daunting enough. One filled with ice packs, delivered by a courier straight to my midday meeting downtown. The others bulging with packing materials, instructions, 100s of syringes, alcohol wipes, vaginal suppositories and vials for mixing and shaking. Refrigerate this one, store this one in the dark. It … More IVF Tips for Real Life
They say you have you first baby for you, and the second one to teach your first one how to share—toys, the backseat and of course, love. Being that my wife and I both have brothers we adore, we knew we wanted to give our daughter that same indescribable bond. But now that I’m officially … More Baby #2: Double the trouble, double the fun?
New Orleans isn’t just a city, it is a soul. It doesn’t have residents, it has locals who wear wigs on an average Friday night like it ain’t no thang. It doesn’t just have good food, it has food so rich and spicy you will understand why everyone is dancing it off later. New Orleans … More A Local’s Guide to New Orleans
Traveling with infants is ridiculously hard. Yes, even for this LGBT family with two hands-on Moms who in their pre-Mom days both traveled over 50,000 miles a year. We took our first air travel vacay with our 6-month-old daughter to New Orleans. We then went to Vail, Colorado for a ski trip when she was … More 8 Hacks for Traveling with your Itty Bitty