I Gave Birth to a Cling-on?! Or, The Fourth Trimester

Being a new mom is exhausting. (To put it mildly…!) Crying babies are stressful, and as I explained to my loving patient husband after multiple times of yelling at him for no reason as my babies cried, us women literally have a physiological reaction to our babies wails. Our milk lets down, we sweat, heart […]

The Birth Story of Harry and Arabella-Part Two

(For Mama Bear and Cub necklace featured on my Instagram, click here, enter code THEMAMAPLAYBOOK at checkout for your special discount!)   In preface to this post, I want to reiterate my firm belief that every mama and baby are different. What I chose for mine may be radically different than what you chose. Not […]

The Birth Story of Harry and Arabella-Part One

In advance to sharing this story I want to thank my husband, without you and your love I could have never made it through this. You’re truly my rock, the love of my life. My parents, for your unending and limitless love and support, my sisters for their also unequaled love and support and being […]

The Postpartum Experience

As I’ve mentioned before, my mother is Italian, and I come from a loving, high energy and very effusive family. No emotions on lockdown when I was growing up, (nothing has changed in that). Open expressions of love and feelings were never prohibited, and I’ll say with amusement that my energetically open, affectionate and readily […]

Mamas Have Needs Too?! Or, Self Care is Haaaaard

Self care is hard. As a mama, it’s literally almost impossible sometimes. They say you can’t pour from a cup that’s empty but sometimes as a mom that is just what you have to do. Sometimes my kids don’t sleep, so I don’t sleep, and you know what? When they wake up the next morning […]

One of "Those Days"...

We all have them, those days that make us want to pull our hair out or hide under the bed and cry while guzzling wine and stuffing chocolate in our mouths. It doesn’t mean we’re bad moms, or that we have bad kids. Life as a human isn’t perfect every moment. And, we are all […]

Don't Take My Babies

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Ever since time began, in many cultures, babies have simply just been with their mamas, whether that meant going to work or staying home.¬†Wrapped¬†on their mamas backs with cloth, or perhaps strapped on in a basket, depending on where they were from, it wasn’t considered weird or out of place that if you had a […]