10 Easy Vegan Swaps For Foodies

Considering that I’ve been meat, dairy, and egg free for almost five months, a vegan post was way overdue. And just to clarify: this post is not to try to sway you meat-eaters out there. It’s to open some minds and broaden some perspectives on what a vegan diet consists of. To finally address the […]

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Writing About Hurricanes

I too often get asked why in the world I left the Caribbean to come to New York almost a decade ago. Saint Martin is, indeed, viewed as one of the most picture perfect destinations on the planet. Sandy beaches, tropical breeze, easygoing island vibe… Really, what else could you ask for? Unfortunately, what those […]

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8 Tips to be an Organized Mom

Happy New Year, Mamas! Can’t decide on a resolution for 2017? Check out my latest post for Westchester County Moms Blog! 

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5 Christmas Gifts Mom Won’t Return After the Holidays

Check out my post on Westchester County Moms Blog this week… and maybe print it off and leave it on the table for your husband to “accidentally” see? 🙂 So excited to share that my little blog post was featured on the Tampa, Raleigh, New York City, Quad City, and Green Bay sister sites! 

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Raising a Bookworm: How to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Your Child

I have always been an avid reader. When I was five years old, I hoarded books like treasures and made it my “mission” to read every billboard, every store front on my way to school… out loud (my poor parents!) There is something magical about being being so wrapped up in a book that you […]

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An Open Letter to All Expecting Mothers

At a baby shower I attended today, there was a little card on my plate that read, in squiggly, pink script, “Your Advice to the Mother-To-Be”. You’d think that as a new mom and blogger on everything pregnancy and motherhood-related, I’d have mounds of advice to give… right? But I didn’t. I had to think […]

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Baby Picasso: Bringing Out the Artist in Your Toddler

I love encouraging Liam to be artistic. As a Pinterest addict, I love reading about different sensory play activities for babies and love to adapt them to Liam’s maturity level to keep challenging him every day. He loves to try new things and I think I’m just as excited as he is every time we […]

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Should I Discipline My One Year Old?

Liam may be the sweetest 90% of the time, but he does have those occasional moments when Joe and I both look at each other and go, Uh oh, how the hell are we supposed to handle this one? In the last few weeks, I really started thinking it was time to set some clear boundaries. At a […]

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Homemade “Lära Bars”

  This recipe is phenomenal, guys. You know those Lära bars that cost you almost $2 a piece at Whole Foods? Well, say goodbye to them. I mean it. You’re about to find out that making your own energy bars is ridiculously easy and can be done in 20 minutes or less. Not only that, […]

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Teething Remedies à la “Naturelle”

This goes without saying: our little man is a trooper.  All four of Liam’s canines are poking through and he’s been a slobbering mess over the last few days. On top of that, Daddy’s sick and Mama’s just hoping everyone else manages to stay healthy (we live in a germaphobic household right now, believe me!) But our little man has […]

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How to Survive Your First Week Breastfeeding

… Because I’ve been there. The loooong nights, raw nipples, and failed attempts at the “perfect latch”, no matter what position you try. You are certainly not alone! I’m 14 months into this whole breastfeeding thing and, I assure you, it does get easier. A lot easier. And the good news is…. there are definitely “mom […]

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The Truth About Baby Bedding

I am a true believer that simple is always best, especially in the home. I like minimalist designs and clutter-free homes because that’s just the way I feel at peace with my surroundings. If there’s too much “stuff”, I get antsy and claustrophobic. When it comes to your baby’s nursery, the same rule should apply. […]

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Juicing and Why It Should Be a Part of Your Busy Life

Our lives have been hectic lately between summer engagements, planning for the fall semester (4 syllabi and everything that goes along with that) and dealing with a toddler who recently found his voice and thinks it is socially acceptable to scream in public places, I’ve had a lot on my plate. It doesn’t help that […]

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When Will My One-Year-Old Learn to Walk?

Liam is a budding talker, expert ring stacker, future So You Think You Can Dance contestant (I swear I have no idea who he got those dance moves from!), and major hug lover. But our smart, 30 pound, 13 month old is not interested in walking yet… at all.  He stands and cruises along furniture to grab […]

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5 Mantras For Happy, Productive Moms

Let’s all be real here: after tough days with our little ones, we often wonder how we’re going to do it all over again the next morning without losing it. On those days, what we forget is that a lot of it has to do with our mindset: we have the power to make it […]

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Why I Love the Idea of Slow Parenting

After reading this post in the Boston Globe, I realized that this “thing” I could easily describe to friends and family actually has a name: slow parenting. These lines from the article really stuck with me: I encourage parents to take some time to just watch their children, whether they are playing, doing homework, or eating a snack,” Duffy […]

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Why I Look Forward to Baby Number Two

Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often. You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?” But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go […]

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