So as many of you who've been following along know, we have a little one running around our house. Last year after she was born, I really struggled. I wrote a bit about it here, but it has taken me almost a full year to feel like myself again after giving birth. During my pregnancy … Continue reading Mental Health Advocates: Alicia Mattera & Las Vegas Baby Co.
Fall is here! Fall is here! And it lasts about 4 weeks in Vegas...sometimes less. So you're maybe wondering how do I get out there and enjoy autumn in Vegas? Look no further than the Bristlecone Pine Loop! This trail offers scenic views, changing colors of the leaves, and varied terrain. About an hour outside … Continue reading Bristlecone Pine Loop & Hiking with a baby
In honor of my first mother's day as an actual mother, I've been thinking about the conversation I'll have with my little one when she gets older about alcohol. As I've said before--this is based on my experience. I have many friends who are able to moderate their alcohol consumption and/or it doesn't have a … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: What I want to tell my daughter about alcohol
National Park Week at the end of April had me thinking about our outdoor spaces. My parents met working together at Yosemite, and the rest is family history. Summers were spent exploring and camping at many tourist destination National Parks. Even today, much of our vacation planning is centered around NP visitations. However, since baby … Continue reading In defense of smaller outdoor spaces
Today is my last day of maternity leave. In some ways it's gone by so quickly, and in others, it has felt like the longest weeks of my life. For any new parents or soon to be parents out there, here are a few things I wish I'd known in no particular order: One day … Continue reading Motherhood, Maternity Leave Ending, & Medication
Hi friends-- We are experiencing a rare week of 40-50 degree days here in Vegas, so that has been an interesting change. Baby and I have been trying to get out of the house every few days--in addition to the physical and mental healing that I've been experiencing, one thing I didn't anticipate was the … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Sunrise Coffee