In the months leading up to Penelope’s birth, I did a lot of brain prep for the act of labour. I was equal parts excited and terrified to give birth and become a parent. The first time I experienced Braxton Hicks (false contractions), my whole body prickled with intense anxiety […]
From the tiniest speck of stardust, I grew and birthed a baby. A whole freaking human with fingernails, long limbs, her dad’s sticky-outy ears, and a personality. Here’s Penelope’s birth story!
What is a trip to the Netherlands without eating Dutch pancakes? After our day in Rotterdam, we headed to the Teahouse Rhijnauwen for our last dinner in Holland. Dutch pancakes, or pannekoek, are a tradition in my family. My brothers and I spent many childhood Sunday afternoons at my Oma’s […]
This post about anxiety has swirled around inside my brain for some time. It started as an Instagram post but became much longer, and so, I am creating the space for it in hopes that it will start a dialog and help just one person realize that they are not […]
Rotterdam is the next stop on our European adventure! As a graphic designer, the opportunity to visit this port city full of modern architecture made my day. It was a last-minute decision, and I’m so glad that we decided to go. Rotterdam Centraal Station After a quick train ride from […]
Our day trip to Utrecht was wonderful as we met up with a close relative on my Dad’s side, Eva! She acted as our tour guide and showed us all the sights, which was enjoyable and so beautiful. Utrecht is a university town with a 14th century bell tower and […]