Celine Releases New Music in Advance of Courage World Tour Kick-Off Tonight

Okay okay okay, this doesn’t fit in my normal category of things I blog about, but there aren’t many things in this world that get this mama excited more than Celine Dion!!! Tonight is the kick-off of Celine Dion‘s #CourageWorldTour in Quebec City, Canada. After 11 dates in Canada, she’ll head to the United States for an additional 39 dates making a 50 stop North … Continue reading Celine Releases New Music in Advance of Courage World Tour Kick-Off Tonight

A letter to Milana Grace…

This birth story was written to Milana from the perspective of my doula, Bethany. As part of the services she provides, she captured my birth story in the form of a letter to the new baby. I share this story with great pride, as she has a wonderful gift for the written word. In addition to her incredible pregnancy and labor support, I have this … Continue reading A letter to Milana Grace…

I’m a better mom because I work…

Disclaimer: This applies to ME only. I am not trying to suggest this is the way to do things or this is what is best for every mom or every family. This is just simply how things are for me. Thanks 🙂 My dearest Milana, On Tuesday of this past week I had my work email reactivated. Yesterday we met with your daycare teacher, Miss … Continue reading I’m a better mom because I work…

Adventures in the ER…

Well, not all adventures are the fun ones. Today we spent half of our day at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh following a ride via Richland Township EMS when my Nico accidentally swallowed a marble that he not so accidentally put in his mouth. I’m so grateful that I just spent some time before Milana was born watching infant Heimlich and CPR videos online; I’m … Continue reading Adventures in the ER…

Another year has gone by…

Farewell to another school year! Today we say goodbye (for now) to The Glen Montessori School and bid it adieu as we take our end of summer holiday break and prepare for the next school year, which starts in just 10 days. Nico has completed his second full year in the Birth to Three program, having started at 13 months of age, and Gabriella her … Continue reading Another year has gone by…

Sibling Skin to Skin…

My oldest, Nico, was born with a special gift. He LOVES babies. He particularly loves his little sisters. Fiercely. I’ve never had to push bonding with them or deal with jealousy issues (yet). However, it’s still wonderful to create moments that he can bond with his newest sibling, and skin to skin / kangaroo care is one way that I’ve done so! Kangaroo care involves … Continue reading Sibling Skin to Skin…

An open letter to the one who made me a mom…

Happy 3rd Birthday, Nico Orlando Thompson. Three years ago, at 6:06pm, you entered this world. You entered my heart long before. I was waiting for you, son. I am never one lacking for words, yet it is nearly impossible for me to come up with any combination of words to fully account for the immense ways you have changed me, challenged me, or how very … Continue reading An open letter to the one who made me a mom…