ESTEEM: A Fashion Show Benefiting the Elisa Project

September 16, 2016

Tomorrow morning Darlington and I will appear in our first fashion show together! I couldn’t be more excited because not only will I get to share with her something I’ve been doing since I was sixteen years old, but it’s part of a...

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Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 22, 2016

As a new mom, I’ve had to let go of so much. Just the other evening, I sat covered in vomit at the movies when my daughter had a tad bit too much to eat and relieved herself all over Momma. I whipped out the package of baby wipes and...

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BABY FOOD: Darlington’s Peas

February 1, 2016

Before I start gushing about how much Darlington loves peas, I need to talk about Mrs. Great Advice (Priya). I went to lunch with my mommy mentor, and she asked me about my plans for Darlington’s food, once she was ready for solids....

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Darlington’s Rice Cereal

January 11, 2016

Introducing solids is different for every baby. Around four months old, Darlington started having problems sleeping at night. Nothing seemed to satisfy her insatiable appetite. There were twenty-four-hour periods where she drank up to...

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A Mother’s Journal: The First 5 Months

November 19, 2015

I’m that annoying mom who talks baby stuff like it’s the only thing I have going on—poopy diapers, tummy time, growth spurts, height and weight percentiles, teething tricks, scooting vs. crawling.  I promised never to become this...

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A Mother’s Journal: The Art of Breastfeeding

August 25, 2015

I never thought I’d be one to cry over spilled milk—and not just once, but twice—to completely lose my shit, standing over the kitchen sink and mumbling no…no…why me? Sounds a bit melodramatic, but that’s exactly what happens when a...

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