The Morning Stroll

Pregnancy

June 23, 2016

I am so incredibly excited to have been published by Scary Mommy. This site has been at the top of my "to-be-published-on" list, practically since my daughter was born, and today, a little dream came true.

Purple Flowers
April 3, 2016

Let me begin by saying that I like French culture, I really do; I might even consider myself a mild Francophile. I have a big tapestry of France that hangs on the wall in our bedroom. I love camembert and Champagne, quiche, and oysters on the half shell with mignonette.

Baby Sitting on French Map
January 18, 2016

When I was pregnant, I heard (from the media) how often people were going to tell me how amazing having a child is. How they’d say it completes me. How they'd say I’d never known love like that before.

Baby
November 2, 2015

Long before I was pregnant, I was unsure if I ever wanted a child. As young as sixteen, I really didn't have a dedication to the idea. I had a few names picked out just in case, but I mostly dreamed of a wonderful life spent without children.

Me, standing on the bank of the Potomac
October 15, 2015

In December of 2014, my husband (then-boyfriend) and I decided to take a babymoon. I was four months pregnant; destination: Miami.  

Me, pregnant! In front of the sunrise.
September 16, 2015

I thought I was the exception. I thought I was totally going to skim right over that whole post-pregnancy-hair-loss thing. Not so.

Hair
June 6, 2015

I was holding a baby, in a room with three of my friends. They were leaving before me. I would meet them there, at Olive Garden, where we were going for the happy hour wine specials.

Pregnant woman putting wedding band on man
May 11, 2015

I had a baby last week.

Mom with baby