• As a Mommy

    A Boy’s Best Friend

    photo credit: M Harris Studios   If you were to knock on our front door, you would probably hear an impressively loud response from our canine security waiting on the other side. Our 115lb German Shepherd and 50lb pitbull mix are the perfect alpha/beta combination. And now our smallest cub has become their pack leader. When I became pregnant, a few were worried about how our fur babies would react, especially the shepherd. But for myself, not worried in the least bit. Was the dog really going to eat the baby Game of Thrones style? Pshhh getouttahere. I’ve heard of those horror stories, but I knew we wouldn’t be one of…

  • As A Creative

    Blue Apron FTW

    Cooking was once a fun activity for me. I loved taking time to find the best recipe, learning new techniques and flavors, and of course.. making it look pretty so I could photograph and IG it. Fast forward to six months post-partum, back to full-time work, and I’m lucky if I have time to boil water.  It felt like we had regressed to our college years of dining: me having ramen noodles and my husband with a big bowl of cereal.  Then one of my friends recommended Blue Apron. I decided to give it a go and a few weeks later, a large box with the ingredients to three meals…

  • As a Mommy

    The American Dream

    My father’s family migrated from Italy in the 1950’s and settled in a town in Massachusetts. My earliest memories of a child were spending all Sunday at my grandmother’s house.  The air at Nona’s home was filled with aromas of freshly made tomato sauce, handmade pasta, and wine that had been made in the cellar. After we had all gone to church, we would sit down for a few hours to chow down on the meal for which my Nona had been slaving away in the kitchen all day. My Papa, or grandfather, would sit out on the porch in his white undershirt and slacks and just watch the cars go…

  • As a Mommy

    Mom Squad

    All of these ladies are amazing on their own, but with their babies, they are superwomen. #momsquad A few years ago, at the age of 26, I was the first to get married out of all of my close friends, both near and far. And now I’m the first to have a baby. No matter how much googling I do, books I read, or blogs I scour, nothing beats having a personal connection with someone who is sharing the same motherhood experiences.  I am so fortunate to have established friendships young women who are all amazing moms…some first-timers and some veterans to the game. Some are family friends, some are…