I swear to god I’m the Celeste Barber of the mom wellness world. While all those other healthy moms are juicing celery their kids willingly slurp up and take 30 minutes for themselves every morning to meditate and use jade rollers to “awaken” their skin, I’m running around my tiny, filthy house un-showered and screaming at my kid to finish her chocolate brownie bites (I promise those brownie bites are actually healthy).
This blog used to be called “New York Expat” because I moved to the Jersey suburbs after I had my daughter. Before that, I lived in the best city in the world, New York. I miss it like hell. I decided to rename my blog to better reflect my life these days because I: a) drink a whole lot of wine, b) figured I should start using my Health Coach Certification in some capacity and c) never ever ever get any sleep.
My daughter was a “high-need” baby and is now a very strong-willed preschooler. My husband and I decided to toss another kid into the mix partly because people promised the second one would be easier. All of those people are now dead to me. My son is somehow more spirited and sleeps even less than my daughter.
Prior to staying home to raise my family, I worked in Human Resources while studying wine through WSET and studying wellness through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (regretfully not using either certification for professional endeavors). And I’ve always written.
In addition to all of that, I support breastfeeding mamas as a Breastfeeding Counselor. It’s a volunteer position (i.e. services are free!), and my way to give back since I was lucky to have an amazing breastfeeding relationship with my daughter. Click here to contact me about breastfeeding support.