Babies make you dumb.

{Losing my hat; losing my mind} One of the hardest parts of getting pregnant and becoming a mother for me has been feeling like my brain has literally been poked full of holes. I first noticed the effects of “pregnancy brain” late in my first trimester when I started losing words. I would go to say something or write something, and I would know the definition of the word I meant — I would even be able to recall another time I had used the word in conversation — but I could not for the life of me tell you what the word was ....more

Two Months In

While I do feel like the last two months have gone by quickly, I also feel like they haven’t. Sure, a lot of the (at times restless) nights blend together into one long blur of feedings, there are also a lot of crystal clear moments. Moments of joy (the first time she smiled at me!) and moments of “oh Lord, this is never going to end…” (see previously mentioned restless nights) ....more

How to: Gnocchi, Chicken, and Broccoli Bake

Gnocchi, Chicken, and Broccoli Bake What’s that?...more

How to: Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Fall Veggies

Mini Chicken Pot Pies with Fall Veggies I used to cook a lot when I was single and then when Joey and I first got married. I even had a whole section of this blog dedicated to what I dubbed my Kitchen Adventures. But then around the time I was living on Long Island, I got a job back in the city and suddenly had a much longer commute to contend with ....more

Being a new mom is…

Being covered in puke and not flinching. Thinking you cleaned off the puke and noticing half an hour later there’s still some on your forearm. Taking every toddler toy commercial personally ....more

What’s it like to have a baby?

I wanted to wait a few weeks until I wrote this post. Partly because I realized pretty early on that there’s not an easy answer to the question I pose in the title (and even if there was, it changes pretty much every hour). But also because, for the first two weeks of Vivi’s life, my mom was staying with us, so I didn’t really feel like I was experiencing “real life” with a baby until this past week ....more

Carried Away: My Beluga Baby Wrap Review

When you have a baby, you quickly realize that despite being an average of 7-8 pounds, the little darlings take a lot of...more

Vivian’s Birth Story

I’m so thrilled to announce to everyone that our baby was born on September 19th at 6:35 p.m.! (Though, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already knew that.) Our first week with Vivian has been amazing and trying and wonderful and exhausting. But I’ll share plenty more on that later ....more

Eating In: A Review of Kitchensurfing

I’m a pretty lucky girl in that my husband does most of the cooking in our house. Occasionally, if he’s stressed with work or I’m craving something really specific, I’ll dust off my rusty culinary skills and whip up a little something, but in general, the kitchen is his domain. Sometimes, though, neither of us is in the mood to do anything after work except to flop on the couch and have someone hand us a meal ....more

5 Things to Know When You Get Pregnant

It seems like there are roughly 8 billion versions of the article “What No One Tells You About Being Pregnant.” And, as in all areas of my life, the last thing I want to do is be cliche. Which is why I resisted writing this article for so long. But the fact is, there were several times throughout my pregnancy that I learned a little...more