911: The Emergency is I’ve Been Peed On

How are all of you doing out there? Stressed? Your best? Your worst? Really into crafting right now? Protesting? Reading. Eating your feelings? Avoiding social media? Glued to social media? I'm in a weird place, trying my best to navigate this 2020 life with a kiddo. I'd like to say that I'm nailing it but…

I am Very Important Now: Instagram Updates and a Sizzle of Firefighters

I haven't been here for a little while because I published my first book, Naked, and am now a very important and busy person. Just kidding. I'm still the same old ME who mooned her neighbor this morning from my front window only to realize she was coming to my house to say "hi" and…

Why We Waited to Disclose Our Baby’s Sex

When we first found out we were pregnant, we decided not to tell anyone the sex of the baby for a while. Why? A whole kaleidoscope of reasons but basically I didn't want to listen to anyone tell me who my kid would be based entirely on their sex. One of the first questions people…

Maternity Photos by Alixanne Loosle

If you're at all familiar with my travel blog, Surviving in Italy, you might be familiar with the work of my wedding photographer, Alix. She has a very natural, journalistic style and so when it came time to do maternity pics I knew that she was the best fit for us because I'm not great…

You’re a Mom! (And No Longer a Person)

I've tried to make plans with a handful of people in the last few weeks and the conversation always goes something like this: Me: Let's go blank, blank, or blank. Their reply: You'll have a baby next year. First of all, I don't need a reminder that I'm 32 weeks pregnant. Trust me, nobody needs…