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…

Triumph… #3Under3

This photo right here. I don’t think I need to describe what I was feeling to you because everything about the photo screams “VICTORY!” I wish every mom and mom to be the ability to have the birth of your dreams; not mine, not someone else’s… yours. Knowledge is power and knowledge is empowering. I can’t wait to share more details about the beautiful morning … Continue reading Triumph… #3Under3

Introducing Our Newest Family Member… #3Under3

And no, it’s not the new baby! Bet I fooled you! Today I’m introducing someone that I looked long and hard for and prayed much about – and I’m so glad to say that I feel like God has delivered! So without further ado, I’m so happy to be introducing Ms. Chloe Sasha-Lee Sandberg, from Johannesburg, South Africa! Chloe will be joining our family at … Continue reading Introducing Our Newest Family Member… #3Under3

How Being a Lawyer Prepared me for Motherhood… #Lawyered

The first in my new series of posts… #lawyered! Today I wrote about how some of the things that I’ve learned being a lawyer, or maybe even things that were always inside of me but refined through being a lawyer, have benefited me in my role as a mom! Let me know what you think! Continue reading How Being a Lawyer Prepared me for Motherhood… #Lawyered

Take the Kids… to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium #TakeTheKids

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. We enjoyed a few adventures, and the kids are off this week so the fun is continuing and I’ll document it soon. We kicked off the holiday weekend Saturday morning at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. We’ve been a few times over the last 3 years, but had our best visit so far this … Continue reading Take the Kids… to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium #TakeTheKids