Made Mommy


Made Mommy // August 4, 2014 Friday night I boarded the Golden Gate Ferry to leave work for the last time before becoming a mom. I watched the skyline shrink as we backed away from the dock and sailed into the bay, keeping my eye on the glimmer of city lights through the rain until they were just a blur in the distance.It was a strange feeling. I just kept…
Made Mommy // May 19, 2014I’ll be honest: Setting up my baby’s nursery hasn’t exactly been as fun as I imagined it would be. Living in the land of the expensive San Francisco Bay Area real estate means baby is coming home to a two-bedroom apartment instead of the large, lovely house I imagined I’d have when I started to have children. But alas, we’re working with what we’ve got,…
Lifestyle // November 20, 2013Congratulations to all of the soon-to-be mommies out there! You have great excitement approaching in the months ahead when the most precious gift of all will arrive. In the meantime, you'll find that you have to make adjustments in life to accommodate the changes in your body. That includes holiday travel. Take advantage of the following tips to be as comfortable as possible as you undertake…
Made Mommy // November 4, 2013From the moment I saw my positive pregnancy test, I knew that nothing would ever be the same. I was thrilled to find out my husband and I were expecting a baby, and suddenly I was daydreaming of all of the ways I’d prepare for this pregnancy. Prenatal yoga, new books, lots of rest, thoughtful meal preparation … life as I knew it would change…
Style // July 1, 2013You've got the glow of a soon­-to­-be mommy, or so people are telling you. You may not feel very different -- or your pregnancy may send you running to the restroom all morning. Either way, you are noticing your belly starting to protrude; and it wasn't from the extra toppings at Yogurtland. It's the new life that is growing inside of you. That's when it hits…
Made Mommy // March 11, 2013 So, you’ve heard that you can’t exercise anymore once you’re pregnant? Well, that’s a big, fat myth. In fact, if you have a healthy pregnancy (one without complications such as a “compromised” cervix, or previous difficulty carrying to full term, etc.), you are encouraged to stay active. Of course before you start running laps or going for bike rides, you must consult with your…
Made Mommy // January 14, 2013The stick you just peed on confirms that you are pregnant. Congratulations!!! Now, you can eat just as much as you want because you are eating for two, right? Ummm…guess again…The + on that stick does not give you a hall pass in the kitchen, at the takeout window, or at the froyo-by-weight counter. Now, more than ever, you have to think about what you…