March 8th, 2020 was the first day of quarantine in Connecticut, and we just passed the one year mark of the pandemic, what a ride it has been and continues to be. I am thankful for my family’s health and well-being during this time, my husband is a first responder and his job has kept us on the edge of our seat since COVID-19 made its way into our lives and stole our sense of security and comfort. Parenting during the pandemic opened my eyes and brought me closer to my daughters, broadened my horizons, exposed my childhood traumas that … Continue reading Parenting During The Pandemic
I’m a scrunchy mom and proud. What’s a crunchy mom? Urban dictionary defines a crunchy mom as “Neo-hippies” who “generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common … Continue reading I’m A Scrunchy Mom
Katya Turns One! This bash was a ton of fun! Celebrating my daughters first lap around the sun means the world to me. Big or small, both of my girls deserve it all. I began planning Katyas first birthday party when she reached her six month milestone because I knew I needed time to plan, create, and prepare an extraordinary party. It may be a cultural thing, but I enjoy having a huge celebration and going all out in everything that I do. On the other hand, I was heartbroken when quarantine began and covid-19 ruled our days. Call me … Continue reading Katya Turns One!
Twelve months. Dear Baby Koala, Boobie Monster, Katy, Katya, My Lovebug, It has been 365 days since you made your entrance and brightened up our world. I remember your birth day like it was yesterday: your dad and I woke … Continue reading A Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday
I won’t get emotional on this post, but if you are curious about what I have to say to my darling little Katya, read “An Open Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday.” A smashcake is a wonderful … Continue reading Happy Birthday Princess Katya! (Smashcake Shoot)
The best books for your toddler aren’t just your basic 1,2,3’s and your A,B,C’s but rather books that dive deeper into important aspects of life and enlightening their growing minds. The books you’re reading to your toddler should be teaching … Continue reading The Best Books for Your Toddler
Dear Anaís, Everyday daddy and I marvel at how much you’ve grown, how tall you have become, the new things you have learned, and we wonder who you will become. I remember the days you used to cry out for … Continue reading A Letter To My Three-Year-Old On Her Birthday
Dear Parents, please stop complaining about being quarantined with your kids, the ones you made and brought into this world. You chose to have these babies, remember? I understand that our current lifestyle is difficult, stressful, and uncertain. However, it isn’t your child’s fault and you should not take out your frustrations on them because believe it or not, they are struggling as much as you. We are entitled to our feelings and opinions about our current situation and I am not taking that away from you. Rather, I want you to stop and think about your actions and comments … Continue reading Dear Parents, Please Stop Complaining About Being Quarantined with Your Kids
What to do if you’re breastfeeding during Covid-19 aka the Coronavirus, is a question that’s been weighing heavily on my mind and other nursing and pumping moms. My youngest daughter had her 9 month checkup amidst all of this chaos, … Continue reading What To Do If You’re Breastfeeding During Covid-19 (Corona Virus)
I will start this post by stating it is completely normal for your infant to wake through the night, whether it’s because they are hungry or want to play. In fact, babies and adults will wake four to five times … Continue reading When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?