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
Hands down, one of the best perks of my advertising gig is that I travel to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida frequently. Now even though I am not usually gallivanting through the Parks racking up laps on Space Mountain, all those trips do mean I do know a thing or two about staying in … More Where to Stay in Walt Disney World: My Magical Opinion
The first time every new Mom travels overnight without her child is gut-wrenching. No matter how thoroughly you prep your partner, recounting ounces of thawed milk multiple times and over-explaining nighttime routines they already know, you feel amazingly helpless and a bit scared. Especially if you are breastfeeding. I am fortunate that I was able … More Breast pumping sucks: how to make it work with work travel
In each of our lives, there are days that exist in the shadow of the life-altering blows that came before them. With each flip of the calendar, those dates come knocking, dredging up pain and taunting us with memories of the good old days, before life changed their meaning forever. Valentine’s Day will forever be … More Happy Valentine’s Day, Mom.
When Aria was still a little blip in my belly, every day I would feel those little feet kick and couldn’t wait to meet her (or him)! I wasn’t scared or nervous for her arrival, I knew babies were hard to break and was already a practiced pro on surviving on minimal sleep. The one … More Breastfeeding: The most intimate and inconvenient relationship of my life
November 1, 2017 My Dear Aria, You just turned 12 weeks old and my FMLA maternity leave and job protection have officially ended. I am now supposed to be both physically healed and sufficiently bonded with you to leave you with a stranger for 10 to 12 hours a day. And that sounds absolutely horrible. … More A love letter to my 12-week-old daughter