• Family & Motherhood

    Happy Birthday Olivia!

      Our little one has made it a year. I can’t even believe it. As much as I’d like to take the credit for keeping our little one alive, sick-free and happy for a whole 12 months, I didn’t do it alone. We are a team. We’ll always be a team. So here’s what I have to say to you, my little one, on your first birthday: I never, in a million years, felt my heart so full as when we brought you home. Your tiny hands trying to hold on to my finger, hanging on my every move and trusting your tiny, 3lb. body with me to protect, comfort…

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    Family & Motherhood

    Mama Bear

    “You are Mama Bear”, the pediatrician’s nurse said to me. I used to shake my head at moms who I thought were “extreme” about their babies- washing hands, using hand sanitizer and practicing “cocooning” (sheltering until the baby is old enough to handle visitors and outdoors). I’m talking about that mom that has a specific way of caring for her baby (from diaper changes to bottle feeding) and keeps a close eye on how other people handle her. It’s the mom that stands by their kid through the good, the bad and the ugly. They are the Mama Bears. I’ve heard them roar and I’ve joined their pack. As a…