πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ #FamilyDay: Baby’s first time at the park…

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Baby girl is almost 6 and a half months… and had her first swing experience at the park.Β  It was a great family outing with beautiful weather and she loved the swings.Β  Our little daredevil. 😎

Her cute little peanut face, finger in the mouth, that smile.. and that hat… heart melt.Β  😍

Dare I say out loud?! She also slept 12 hours last night with one wake up at 5AM (when I woke her up to feed her and she went right back to bed for 2.5 hours). I love our little sleeper.

✈️ Boston to Chicago – baby’s first flight!

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I decided to overcome the fear of traveling with an infant alone and booked a flight on Tuesday leaving the next day (yesterday) to meet hubs in Chicago. Baby girl and I are tired but doing well and she didn’t cry once on the flight, instead she smiled and cooed at everyone instead of sleeping. Everyone adored her πŸ™‚ Success or just good luck? I don’t care, I’ll take it! (P.S. Noteworthy life first – changing a poopie diaper at 32,000 feet in mild turbulence).

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⏰ All in a day… #inspired.

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The day was a good great one.Β  With hubs back in town after almost a week in Europe, we started the morning with a hearty family breakfast (courtesy of chef hubs) a hashed potato with arugula/avocado/parm salad, topped with two over easy eggs (YUM).Β  After a couple hours of baby care and some client work, I started making my awesome red meat sauce later in the morning to be ready for a delicious pasta dinner.Β  With an infant, we have learned to divide tasks, keep it simple, and to plan ahead… way ahead… in order to be productive.

With sauce simmering on super low heat, I took baby girl for a nice walk to Paul Revere Park.Β  She napped and I snapped (photos, that is) of some beautiful spring scenery in Charlestown, MA.Β  I felt the beauty around me and it added romance to the tedium of feeding schedules and nap times that govern the life of a work-at-home mom.Β  It’s so easy to feel dowdy, despite all the amazing parts of being a new mom, because we have to surrender so much of ourselves.Β  For the first few months of being a mom, I felt like I didn’t know myself anymore – I felt as if I ceased to be my spunky, creative self and had become a boring, clock abiding, feeding machine… at least that’s how I felt.Β  But, I decided that I am not going down like that…

I believe my daughter will be a stronger woman for witnessing a living example of one every day.

As such, I intend to keep as much of my individuality and creativity beating in my heart as is possible, while making home a sweet place, and motherhood a worthy calling.Β  I am lucky to have a husband who supports me in my pursuits and who also makes the sacrifice of working hard for our family every day. Days like this remind me how very blessed I am in every circumstance and how I couldn’t wish for anything more.Β  πŸ™‚

Potato Hash Arugula Avocado Egg Breakfast

Meat Sauce with Basil Leaves

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Strolling Along…

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A fellow new mommy friend visited us in Charlestown today… we had lunch and walked around Paul Revere Park, stumbling across a cool little hidden walkway. For the 7-8 minute stretch of path, we ventured under an overpass into a cool CandyLand-esque world. What a treat!

It’s always nice to spend time with fellow mommies who are going through similar phases with their babies cause the truth is,

Being a mom can feel lonely sometimes even when it seems we never have a moment to ourselves… ever.

So, sure… we can stroll along and get by just fine on our own… but why stroll alone?Β  I love having the support of genuine mommy friends and would hate to go the road alone.

Candy Land

Under and Overpass