Hi! Welcome to the world of an attorney, a self-professed research junkie and, above all, a mom of two. When I was a first time parent, I was overwhelmed with the amount of baby items and gear available on the market. And since I am a ridiculous research junkie – prior to buying ANY item – I always had to read every review and article to ensure, to the best of my ability, that I was buying what I believed to be the most necessary and worthwhile items (when balancing cost vs. quality).
I still remember being 6 months pregnant and shopping for hours at a Babies “R” Us. I ended up leaving with only a migraine and a onesie. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy a baby product without reading reviews first!
I try not to buy a lot of things, but when I do spend my money, I want to make sure that I am buying a high-quality product. Even though that usually means an item which is more expensive than a mainstream product in the same category, it is more worth it to me. (However, I also know that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. It can just mean… more expensive.)
With this blog, I hope I can save my readers the trouble that I went through of scouring the internet to find great, high-quality baby items. Honesty and integrity in my reviews is something that is very important to me. I appreciate when I can read a genuine and thorough review and that is what I always strive to do. I will never recommend something that I wouldn’t be willing spend my own money on.
And as much as I originally intended this to be a review blog, it has also, inevitably, become a personal space for me. A place to talk about my family, my life, and my experiences as a mother.
I apply the same passion I have for researching products into every aspect of my parenting. As a result, I have become a semi-crunchy, semi-attachment parenting, semi-RIE-parenting, semi-baby-led-weaning, pro-babywearing, pro-homebirth/unmedicated childbirth, toxins-conscious, and organic-when-sensible mom. I say “semi” a lot because I don’t strictly adhere to any one philosophy or parenting theory. For me, there is no one size fits all. I strongly believe that you have to evaluate what works for your family. Because, even after I have read everything there is to read about a particular parenting topic, I always go with one thing above all – my common sense and mom instincts.
So a little about my family… I met my husband, the mysterious “Mr. C,” back in 2005. (I refer to him as Mr. C because he is a very private person and would prefer I not divulge any personal information at all.)
Since then, we have supported each other through college, grad school, and, finally, law school. I can say, without a doubt, that I would not be who I am or where I am in life without him. He is my best friend and he completes me.
In 2012, I had the privilege of marrying Mr. C in a dream wedding that I never even knew I wanted. It was one of the happiest and most memorable days of my life.
Max was born on November 5, 2013, kicking and screaming into the world. No, literally, he screamed non-stop for over an hour. But he was, is, everything I knew I wanted and more. He is the embodiment of my heart outside of my body.
Alexa made her appearance on October 7, 2015. She’s been a sweet, peaceful and more easygoing baby. Her personality is so different already. I can’t wait to learn more about her and I feel like our family is finally complete.
If you made it all the way to the bottom of this page, I figure you might want to read some stories about my family 🙂 Here are some of my personal favorites:
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy Mommy to Max!