avid traveler.city mom.fertility aficionado.mediocre yogini.passionate slacktivist.purveyor of random 
jack of all trades.master of none

October 18, 2018

after nearly a decade working in the field of infertility and entire life of being a type a, logical scientist, i was certain that if anyone could handle a miscarriage, it would be me. i understand the science, i know the statistics and i've supported countless women through losses of their own.

but what i could never have truly understood through reading or studying or empathizing was how i would feel when i found out i was pr...

July 9, 2018

if you haven't yet read part one, head over there to read my top 5 tips for preparing for baby.

everything on this list makes my life as a mom easier. some may work for you, some may not. but i hope that my exhaustive (and exhausting) research will help fast track some decision making for what you need for your little one. i've broken it down into sleeping, eating, pooping/bathing and playing. and i've thrown in travel and baby...

February 18, 2018

i get asked questions all the time from friends about what they should put on their baby registry. even a year and a half later, i still get PTSD flashbacks to the first time i walked into buy buy baby to start our registry. mike found me literally turning around in panicked circles in the stroller section mumbling "get me out of here, oh my god, get me out of here." i wish i was exaggerating but that's the god's honest truth....

January 16, 2018

when mike started brainstorming ideas for my 30th birthday with me in the fall, i could. not. decide. on a theme. i knew i wanted to have a theme that was easy for our guests (and us!) to execute but for weeks i just couldn't think of anything that seemed to fit.

but then, one day in december, i saw a picture of a lumberjack themed kid's birthday party and it just clicked--lumberjacks are fun for all ages and i'm obsessed with...

April 14, 2017

​we didn't find out the gender of our baby during our pregnancy so we knew we'd be designing a gender neutral nursery. it wasn't hard for us to pick the feel we wanted--we decided to theme the room directly from our wedding colors of gray, green and copper. we opted for gray walls, white and oak furniture, oak floors, green plant accents and copper errrrrrwhere. we hopped on the copper/rose gold train before it was hot so we e...

March 24, 2017

today has been in the top 3 of not so great days since charlie bear was born. i'm writing this with my little being latched to my breast for what feels like the 325th time today. i haven't been able to do anything i needed or wanted to do around the house today as she's been spitting up like mad and fussy all day. she's needed mama, feeding her, loving her, holding her, a l l. d a y. l o n g. so as i sit here, listening to her...

March 19, 2017

**this post is dedicated to charlie's uncle john, because i always keep my word**

i was never really into dolls or dress up growing up. my mom's convinced my new obsession with charlie's clothes and hair bows and headbands is somehow related to filling this childhood void. *whatevs*

that being said, my addiction to girly stuff for charlie reached an explosive level this week when her outrageous headband collection exploded...

March 9, 2017

hi y'all. i'm hannah. i'm a new mom living in chicago with my hubby, mike, baby girl, charlie, and two insane puppies, linden and quincy. i work as the director of operations for a few fertility clinics but i also teach yoga and irish dance in my free time. i'm an avid traveler and political junkie, too. all of these things make up who i am and i've wanted to bring them all together in one place for quite some time...so, welco...

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