• Technician sets up the Sweat Test
    Featured Posts,  Motherhood

    The Sweat Test

    If you, your child, or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that have read on this blog or in any linked materials. One of the many learnings…

  • Poems


    When you want to complain because daycare costs are so high, take a breath.Somewhere there’s a mom who’d pay anything to bring back that debt. When you want to stay at work for just 15 extra minutes, wrap it up in three.Somewhere there’s a dad who’d go back in time to come home early. Sleepless…

  • Phoenix Santos
    Featured Posts,  Motherhood

    Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

    We found out we were going to become ‘Santos, party of four’ on Desmond’s 2nd birthday. It was 3 months after buying a basal thermometer, two months after starting to track ovulation, and just one week after going to see my OB for a conception consultation because I was wondering why things weren’t happening for…

  • Work

    The Hunt… Take 2

    It was just over 3 years ago I found myself without a job. It was hard to accept at first, but I quickly changed my perspective and set forth to conquer. This time around, I started out feeling optimistic and that always feels better. You can read about my first ‘hunt’ here. I have more experience…

  • Matron of Honor Speech

    Four One One Two Thousand Fifteen

    This poem was my Matron of Honor Speech for my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding. They got married in the most beautiful venue in Boca Grande, Florida on April 11, 2015. I struggled with the thought of writing a traditional speechSo you got a poem instead, it’s titled 4/11/2015. Being the Matron of honor is an…

  • Motherhood

    Is Breast Best?

    At our first prenatal appointment, our Nurse Practitioner (Rose) told us breastfeeding was the hardest thing that new moms experience. I was already planning on doing it because of the documented benefits and for the bonding experience, but hearing her say that made me want to do it even more. She recommended only one book…

  • Desmond Santos, 6 Days Old

    Desmond’s Story

    We have a journal that we started when we found out we were going to have a baby last October and although we had great intentions, we didn’t write in it as often as we wanted to. I wanted to document my pregnancy, the baby’s arrival, and of course the much awaited milestones, and sadly,…