Mario’s First Birthday

Last Wednesday our little boy turned one year old. I was apprehensive about hosting a party, for multiple reasons, but finally obliged and kept it tight with just family. Those who love him the most and who he is lucky enough to see on the weekly.

My mom made the raccoon piñata a couple weeks before Mo’s birthday so it became a mini theme for us accompanied by a larger than life raccoon Continue reading “Mario’s First Birthday”


#oneyearamadre by Raphaelle

Today’s post is really special as it comes one day before Mario’s birthday. But also because it is a really nice reflection on everything that goes into year number one. My friend and coworker Raphaelle wrote this when her first son Baptiste was turning one.

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#oneyearamadre by Olivia

Today we are kicking off my ‘1 year a madre’ series with the super sweet Olivia Carter. I met Olivia, only once I think, through her husband that I worked with for a short stint. I have since gotten to know her best through social media. We have grand plans to get our families together and it will certainly happen one of these days! Definitely in 2016. She is mom to little girl Reese, 2 years, and baby boy Brock, five months. Continue reading “#oneyearamadre by Olivia”

(almost) one year a madre

With our anniversary of becoming parents, some call it a baby’s first birthday, I wanted to use this month as an opportunity to invite some friends to share their perspective after one year of motherhood. One year is a huge milestone. As cliche as it sounds it truly has flown by. I catch myself reflecting on this time last year, nearly nine months pregnant and scared, concerned, Continue reading “(almost) one year a madre”

decking the halls

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetI went to Target yesterday and kept myself under control when it came to the stylish and fun holiday decor & knick knacks. The one thing I did buy was this snow globe. I thought it would be a fun keepsake to bring out for Christmas each year. Plus I figured Mo would think it was pretty great, which he did. It had a good run for about an hour in our living room on the hardwoods, playing its song and mesmerizing him with the snowfall. Continue reading “decking the halls”

49 weeks a madre

As I write this it is Tuesday. Each Tuesday marks another week complete of being a madre. And this week specifically marks 49 weeks. It also means that in three weeks I will have been a madre for a full year and Mario will turn one year old. I have received way too many questions about Mo’s birthday and to be honest I have some anxiety about it. My mom has already made a piñata for him and people are expecting a party. We shall see what we make of it. Continue reading “49 weeks a madre”