José and I are so excited to share our DIY photoshoot experience! Ever since I found out about the #milkbath phenomenon, I have been looking forward to trying it out for ourselves. The project was a lot more work than I imagined. In this blog post I will share our process of preparing and executing … Continue reading DIY Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot
It feels like it's been forever since I wrote a blog post! Post-holidays are a busy time of year for my husband José and I, as we celebrate our daughter's birthday and our anniversary back-to-back. It's been eight years since then but to me it feels like it's been a lifetime. Well, it has been … Continue reading Mia’s Story
When I was a little girl, probably about 9 or 10, I remember one Christmas when we were downstate visiting my cousins. My mom and aunt took us to a special event where Santa was going to be arriving in a helicopter. It was very exciting, and very noisy! Once he landed, we all got … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lately I like to think about the phrase "pregnant with meaning." It is generally used to describe a word or symbolism that has profound depth of meaning. However I feel we would use it much more appropriately if we used "pregnant" as a metaphor for something that is yet an idea, un-birthed; still gestating. Because … Continue reading My Unassisted Pregnancy
I have not felt more called to write on a topic, and yet the words to speak about my experience have not been forthcoming. This is a strange experience for me. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I never struggle to find words to put down on paper. But there … Continue reading I Choose Freebirth
It is important for us to share now more than ever. Sharing deep, personal feelings may not float everyone's boat, but it connects us in a way that nothing else in the world ever can. When we are vulnerable, we may feel we are showing weakness, but others will perceive it as courage and strength. … Continue reading A Baby Is
This is PART 2 in a two part series of blog posts. If you haven't read PART 1 yet, you can click the link to go back and read it now. ... During this time, writing blog posts was the only thing that kept me sane. It made me forget for a blissful hour or … Continue reading Husbands Need to Be Held Too PART 2
When my 7 year old daughter drew this picture of her father in June, I couldn't stop myself from cracking up the moment I saw it, "Oh ho ho! Poor Papi!!" I said. Poor Papi indeed. Papi just looked at it. He didn't laugh. Then he said, "Oh. Yeah. That's me." It's a very realistic … Continue reading Husbands Need To Be Held Too PART 1