My 8 for 18

8 commitments to myself for the new year.

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Working Mama Debut

So excited to report that we made it through the first week of daycare + work with flying colors. Angel baby was happy as a clam and literally smiling and laughing with his teacher five minutes into his first day of daycare. Leaving a happy baby with strangers is a much easier feat than leaving […]

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Seize The Saturdays

Everyone tells you as a new parent, don’t blink, it’ll all go by so fast. He’ll be 18 before you know it. It’s a cliche, but there is some truth to it. The older you get, the faster time passes and nothing makes you appreciate that more than having a child. My 12 weeks of maternity […]

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What To Expect When You’re Delivering…

Expect the unexpected. As I embark on my last week of maternity leave and reflect on the last 12 amazing weeks, I started thinking about Westley’s debut and how incredibly different it was from what I imagined. I didn’t necessarily have a formal birth plan (nothing in writing and I never will after this…), but I […]

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Top 5 “Go To” Baby Gear for New Moms

Before I became a mom, I would roam the aisles at Target or Babies R Us to buy baby shower gifts for friends and to say I was overwhelmed and confused by all the “baby gear” is an understatement. Even when I was pregnant and put my own registry together, I was clueless. One of […]

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It’s All Relative

I had a wonderful lunch with one of my favorite co-workers/friends who unfortunately works remotely, so we don’t spend as much time together as I’d like. I will say when we do get to hang out, it is always refreshing and inspiring. This was her first time meeting baby W, so we obviously talked about […]

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Getting Back In Shape…One Step At A Time

Pregnancy does a number on your body, but all it takes is one look at the end result (your bundle of joy) and all is forgiven. So now begins my fitness journey back to what is hopefully a better body. I know it will be a better body than before because it gave birth to […]

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