After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

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Meal prep has become an essential part of our week, and such a good habit I encourage you to get into. We cook most nights; one because we love to cook; two because it’s healthier; three because it’s more economical. And because we both work from home, that means breakfasts and lunches are also at […]

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Weekly Meal Prep (Plus My Grocery List)
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Overwhelmed by the baby formula aisle? I was too.  A quick backstory Three days into Caden’s life, waiting to discharge from the hospital, the pediatrician entered with concern over Caden’s weight – he’d passed the 10% weight loss threshold. In order to be allowed to leave, he needed to sustain or gain weight over the […]

how to pick a baby formula
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alright, the final countdown is on to order those last minute holiday gifts for that special toddler in your life. Here’s what Caden asked for this year. Best part, I checked and they all are available on Amazon Prime to arrive before Christmas (for now). Happy holidays! 15 Last Minute Holiday Toddler Gifts from Amazon […]

15 Last Minute Toddler Holiday Gifts from Amazon

Which high chair doesn’t sacrifice form for function? I put them to the test. One of my biggest concerns as a first-time-mom: my beautiful, curated, clean and organized home becoming a chaotic frenzy filled with unnecessary, and worse, ugly, baby products. So as with everything, I approached my research on high chairs with scrutiny. I […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An honest review of Coterie, the upgraded disposable diaper worth the splurge + 20% off your purchase Coterie Diapers are one of my top must-purchase items for your baby, hands-down.  The quality of these diapers just can’t be beat.  After researching reviews of what the best disposable diapers brand on the market was, there were […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a guest post from my good friend and talented writer, Amanda Gregolunas, mama of two under two. As I approach the final days of my pregnancy, I’ve found myself getting more and more nervous for the days soon to come, trying to balance being Caden’s mama along with being mama to a brand […]

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Tested and approved by an actual 18 month old toddler Picking out gifts for a toddler is hard. They have short attention spans, are very opinionated, love something one day and have zero interest the next. That’s why I’ve put together a quick list of “approved” gifts from my 18 month old that he frequently […]

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Gifts for 18 month old
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Premium Diaper Showdown I’m a busy mom. As the head of marketing at a fast growing tech company and repeat offender of over-scheduling our social lives, I never thought I’d be a parent to have time (or care) to obsess over a diaper brand… but here I am being that parent spending her time […]

Coterie vs. Dyper vs. Pampers Pure
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally, we took our first big vacation since pre-pandemic! While we’ve gone on a few long weekend road-trips, nothing compares to a full week of time off together as a family. 18 months was far too long and you can bet we won’t be waiting that long again. When it came time to decide where […]

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How to design an Instagram-worthy first birthday party on a budget. We finally got to celebrate Caden. Since the pandemic started, all the typical moments I expected to experience as a first time mom were just canceled. No big baby shower, no friends coming over to meet the baby, no mommy and me classes, no […]

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