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Natural Hair Diary | Mengly Hernandez

posted on: March 22, 2017


 I'm so excited to kick this series back off with Mengly Hernandez! Featuring women with their natural hair, in their respective natural habitats feels like a peek into someone's soul for a few seconds. As this passion project goes on in collaboration with Maia, I feel so honored to experience these ladies and feature them in this space. Here, Mengly Hernandez shares her life in Washington Heights, and a little more about her natural hair process.


Conversations Without Kids

posted on: March 20, 2017

While away on vacation, I realized that Peter and I could talk about pretty much anything without interruption. There were certain moments when I felt myself stumbling over my own words as I tried to explain things to him. But it wasn't just things that I wanted to tell him long ago and held on to, it was just anything that popped in my head at any given moment. When we left the children, my filter kind of stayed behind. With it, we saw the potential in the most mundane conversations. Just for a moment, imagine the potential when we aren't pushing them into the late evening, early morning, or forcibly, on a two hour date where we both swear we won't talk about the children–then we fail.

While I can't change much, I do want to make more of an effort to simply talk during my journey in motherhood. It has always been a personal goal to not answer "How are you?" with "Tired."(It feels like an answer that often describes my days when I'm trying to balance it all as a mother.)

When asked and asking how someone is, I want to ask and answer those very important questions, without children on the tongue. We are so much more than mothers, and it feels like our conversations should be a reflection of that.

Any thoughts? 

4 Days In St.Croix

posted on: March 16, 2017



Last week, Peter and I left the kids for a few days and headed to the beautiful and charming island of St. Croix! Have you been there? With the help of Booking.com, we were able to take a break from everything and really disconnect. And so, the blog went quiet and the kids stayed with family in Brooklyn. It was wonderful to experience a new place with just Peter.

I just downloaded our photos, and we have so many! Everything was stunning, and I'm missing it's warm beauty already. Bear with me as I try and break these image-heavy posts up.


The Personal Is Political| An Essay

posted on: March 15, 2017

It is 7 am and I am sitting pool side in Miami with a hot cup of American coffee. My kids have narrowly escaped storm Stella's proposed 18", with mostly an icing hitting the city. Yesterday, they remained cartoon drunk, and today, they return to school. That is New York.

I've been away from my computer for a week, and I am currently writing this from one I borrowed from the hotel's front desk. My purple journal with the coffee stains and lipstick smudges, has been glued to my side the past week. What I thought would give way to new ideas, kept churning over the same sentiment; The Personal Is Political. I want to hold it near, not type it out on these pages. I want to respect the request that some of you anonymously made; refrain from discussing politics.

I've marinated on this, I've been leaning on the ear of my husband, who knows me in and out. He knows my heart and what keeps me up at night. He knows the weight of responsibility  I carry to the majority of you that may also be affected by the new regime. And if by some strange chance he doesn't fully understand, I do...

I Have A Child With Special Needs

posted on: March 7, 2017

Christy Degallerie

Motherhood takes on it's own unique form with each woman. In honor of International Women's Day and all the beautiful roles women play every single day, I've asked Christy to share her experience as a mother of a child with special needs. Thank you so much for sharing, Christy
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"As expecting or hopeful mothers we plan and dream of how our motherhood journeys will look. But when it becomes reality, it’s a far cry from the piles of books we read.

I started getting concerned about Ava's speech and some peculiar behaviors around her second birthday...