• As a Mommy

    Long Hair Don’t Care: Boy Mom’s Perspective

    “Oh my god, look at that hair!” “Your son’s hair is beautiful, he could pass as a girl!” “Can I touch his hair?” Yup. These are the main things we hear from strangers when we go out in public. My son’s curly fro is definitely his main feature, and attracts a lot of attention wherever we go. I get a lot of questions and comments about his hair (the good and the bad), so I decided it was a topic worth diving into. I’ve collaborated on this post with another boy mommy blogger friend, Mazel, who also has two boys with unique, long hair. I’m so happy to have her…

  • As a Mommy

    Mama and Baby Workout

    I was talking with a soon-to-be mommy, and she asked me what gym I belonged to. I almost spit out my drink laughing since I haven’t set foot into a gym in God knows how long. The biggest reason/excuse for not going to the gym is never having the time, especially when balancing the responsibilities of work and home life. However, I have to remind myself that just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you need to rule out exercise all together! It’s important for mamas to exercise, no matter what form it may be…jogging, weightlifting, zumba, kazaxe, kickboxing etc. Exercise after having a baby has so many benefits, including boosting energy…

  • As a Mrs.

    The Best Anniversary Gift

    I like to be corny and follow the traditional anniversary gift for each designated year. First year is paper, so I got my husband a world map with pins of where we’ve traveled together and I where we plan to go. Second year is cotton, so I got him some clothes…and Cottonelle toilet paper ?. Third year was leather so I got a leather keychain engraved with our wedding date. This year is linen/flowers, so the first thing that came to mind was a hotel bed and luxury sheets. Why? Well like most parents of little ones, uninterrupted sleep is an incredibly rare occurrence.  A typical night usually includes at…

  • As a Mrs.

    Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

    Since our 4 year anniversary is tomorrow (wow time has flown), I felt it would be appropriate to revisit a book that I read before we got married. Well, to be completely honest, I started reading it before we got married. I actually finished it while on our honeymoon, on a train from San Sebastian to Barcelona. This book was written by Gary Chapman, the author of The 5 Love Languages. If you haven’t read that one, it’s highly recommended for anyone who is single, in a relationship, married, or divorced…because knowing what love language you speak can help you understand others’, and not just in a romantic sense. Here’s a quick…

  • As A Creative

    Mudroom Reno Project

    The mudroom is one of the most overlooked places in most people’s homes. Our mudroom functions as the passageway between the garage and the kitchen, and also is our laundry room. Naturally, we collect everything you could think of in there: beach towels, vacuums, cleaning agents, sneakers, shoes, boots, tote bags, cold weather accessories, etc.  It’s the center of our chaos on the way out in the morning, and welcomes the aftermath of our day on the way in. Above are photos from before the renovation. I’m not sure what the original builder’s intention was with the design of the mudroom closet, but it’s quite peculiar. There was both horizontal…

  • As a Mommy,  As an OT

    Rainy Days with Toddlers

    Ever plan out a fun day outdoors and then here comes the rain to ruin everything? Especially when you have toddler, inclement weather can be a terrible start to the day. However, did you know that rainy days can be an awesome sensory adventure for your little one? Here I go throwing some occupational therapy jargon in there…”sensory”? Sensory meaning some or all of the 5 senses are being stimulated by an activity. Babies and toddlers learn SOOOO much through sensory play,  by way of touch, smell, sight, hearing and taste. As an occupational therapist, we’re always looking at different play activities as a opportunities for a child to explore…

  • As a Mommy

    Mothers Day Reflection: How Motherhood Has Changed Me

    Parents always tell other expecting parents the cliche phrase, “Your life will never be the same”. This statement could not be more true. I could give a laundry list of ways that our lives have changed since March 1, 2016 when we first became parents to Chase. However, I’ll refrain from that because ain’t nobody got time for all that. So instead, I reflected on the top 3 ways it has changed me. I pray more. Now do I get down on my knees every hour and close my eyes? No. But I do talk to God randomly throughout the day about my worries: for my children, for my husband,…

  • As a Mommy

    You’ve Got This, Mama- Book Launch and Review

    The Author Last night I had the pleasure of attending a book launch and mama-pampering night at Drybar in Downtown DC.  Andrea Faulkner Williams, is the co-founder of Tubby Todd Bath Co. based in San Diego and now the author of her second book, You’ve Got this Mama– Ideas for Taking Care of Yourself While You’re Taking Care of Your Little One. She is a mama to three, and started her baby bath product business with her husband. She reached out to me with an invite me to the event, and there was no way I was going to miss it. I cleared my schedule for that night, left the…

  • As a Mommy

    Women Uplifting Women: A Mother’s Day Celebration

    Mother’s Day is only 2 weeks away.  On Mother’s Day we celebrate the superwomen who have the hardest but most gratifying jobs: being a mom.  The festivities can range from a simple card and flowers, to a full day of pampering and spoiling the queen of the household. I started thinking about the mothers who have the same demanding responsibilities of caring for children, but don’t receive the same recognition on this day, especially those who are victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. House of Ruth is a non-profit organization that provides safe shelter, transition programs and resources/essentials to women and children who face these hardships. I decided to partner…

  • As an OT

    What exactly is Occupational Therapy?

    April is Occupational Therapy month!! What better way to celebrate my profession than to share a little bit about what we OT’s really do? I got into occupational therapy because I knew I wanted to be in the healthcare field and really help people live their BEST lives. I’ve been an OT practitioner for 7 years and still love what I do. I’ve answered some of the major questions we get on the daily basis and debunk any myths or mysteries about occupational therapy. Sooo “occupational”…that means you help people find jobs? Not exactly…the term, occupation, is not referring to careers, but rather the daily activities that a person performs.…