My Ultimate”Nesting” To Do List

My due date is one month away and I am freaking out officially nesting ! I've spent the last several weeks wrapping up freelance work, handing off projects and freeing up my calendar for this. It's beginning to feel very real. From the moment we found out we were expecting, I knew I needed some free time…

No, I’m Not Having Twins. 6 Ways to Stay Confident in Your Third Trimester

It's a rite of passage for every pregnant woman, and this week I finally experienced it: rude commentary from a stranger. Story time! After the gym I popped into the grocery store to pick up a few things. The cashier, a pleasant woman in her early 60's, smiled enthusiastically when her eyes landed on my…

Follow The Fall Foliage to Connecticut’s Giuffrida Park

Growing up in Washington state, fall and winter storms are nothing new or surprising.  I grew up on Whidbey Island, in a neighborhood dotted with tsunami evacuation signs. Winter didn't always bring snow, but it almost always brought power outages, high-wind warnings, debris in the roads and frequent school delays. I find it funny people…

My 8 Pregnancy Must Haves

I've reached 22 weeks,  with only six weeks left of my second trimester! If I've learned anything through this pregnancy, it's what a difference a day makes. Everyday feels slightly different, and I find myself noticing major changes virtually overnight. Also every woman is different, so I'm realizing many pregnancy "rules" don't apply to everyone.…