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…

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…

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

Failure as a Mom… #RealTalk

I recently mentioned that I don’t really struggle with mom guilt. At all. However, that doesn’t mean that I am immune to making mistakes. And on Tuesday, I felt like I made a big mistake. I’m posting a few pictures of me and Nico taken over the last few weeks, because they remind me that I am not a bad mom and make me feel … Continue reading Failure as a Mom… #RealTalk