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Casa del Prado

I don’t always get around to submitting a photo for the WordPress weekly photo challenge, but I was particularly excited about this week’s theme, Ornate, as last week in a San Diego I snapped a shot of the beautifully detailed entrance to Casa del Prado at Balboa Park. Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, … Continue reading

Introducing the New Gerber Baby (please vote!)

They say you haven’t officially entered motherhood until you have entered your baby in his first Gerber baby photo contest…well consider this my obligatory new mom, shameless photo contest plug post. Vote for Gerber Baby Colin! (It’s easiest to search for his entry using ID# 304028) A few weeks after Colin was born, we were … Continue reading

winter newborn photography

Newborn Photo Shoot: Colin

My Colin. He is now 9+ months old but I am just getting around to sharing these precious first moments here on my blog. I really can’t believe how time has flown by. Here’s a little background from this shoot: I was determined to do my own baby’s newborn photographs. Traditional newborn photography happens within … Continue reading

View from Rose Collection

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University: in Photos

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is located just outside of Boston in Jamaica Plain. But once inside, you would never know that this 281 acre living museum of trees, shrubs and woody vines was surrounded by a bustling city. I had the pleasure of visiting the Arnold Arboretum for the first time with my … Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

This week’s photo challenge theme, change, is one that resonates deeply in my life right now as a new mom. Change is commonly defined as “to give a completely different form or appearance to; to transform.” Throughout my pregnancy and now with a baby growing by the day, I have had to embrace change daily … Continue reading

First Storytime…in the Rain!

Colin attended his very first story time at Waterford library today! And I have a fun story about our dripping wet entrance to storytime…. let’s play a game I have called: #momfail or #momwin? When I left the house for storytime it was raining, but not too hard. By the time we got to the … Continue reading

Mystic Whaler Sunset Sail

Mystic Whaler Sunset Sail

This week’s photo challenge gave me the perfect excuse to share not one, but three photos I took of the Mystic Whaler from three different angles as we passed by on boat. The Mystic Whaler, From Every Angle

Brave Mommy

“As long as you’re just a little braver you’ll always be ok.” My mother-in-law raised two healthy, happy, genuine, successful and considerate boys. I came from a family of all girls and am shocked everyday at how fearless my little baby boy is. Her words came rushing back to me today as I dove for … Continue reading

I’ll Take $15 an Hour with a Side of Fries, Please

I don’t usually share my thoughts publicly on most matters, but this one really has me scratching my head. ..I can’t figure out why everyone is so upset about fast food workers earning $15 an hour. Hear me out. I’ve heard so many times that fast food workers shouldn’t be making more than our soldiers … Continue reading

Breastfeeding – the Good, the Bad and the Guilt

My son immediately latched on to me 30 minutes after being born via emergency c-section. It doesn’t get much better than that in the world of breastfeeding. Despite not getting the immediate skin to skin time I was so looking forward to, he nursed easily and never had any trouble. From the beginning, I was one of the … Continue reading


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