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?
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
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
If you’re about to have a baby, putting together a registry can be daunting. How do they expect you to predict what you’ll need when this little pooping, crying bundle of amazingness is still in your womb? My daughter is 12 weeks old and I’m sure my must-have list will grow as she does, but … More My 8 Baby Registry Must-Haves
In this day of modern medicine, our decision to not learn our baby’s sex before she was born left most people a bit befuddled, but for us it added to the spontaneity and story of it all. All we wanted was a healthy baby and if we chose not to find out the sex, we … More Why A Gender-Neutral Nursery Is Rad!
At 38 weeks pregnant, I feel like I am in the home stretch and it’s finally fair to have an opinion about this amazing, humbling, and sometimes gross process of making another human. Pregnancy is no doubt different for everyone, but for me it has been pretty easy. That said, unlike some other women, … More Pregnancy: I promise it’s not that scary
One of the advantages of waiting until later in life to have a baby is that you’ve had longer to find amazing friends who are not only ridiculously generous, but all-round wonderful people. Because Julie and I both work in advertising, our friends asked for a creative brief before concepting our Baby #Betterscott shower. Here’s … More A Baby Shower Worth Bragging About