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Author Archive | Brigid Motta


A Toast to the Mundane Milestones

I was grabbing a dish out of a cabinet and noticed the bowl that I had previously designated as the soaking bowl for bottles and breast pump parts was back in its rightful place, ready to be used again for mixing and prepping food. And it hit me that this is a sign, a small […]

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Love letter to my son's caretakers

A Love Letter To My Son’s Caretakers

My husband and I were very fortunate that when the decision to find full-time childcare for our son needed to be made, our family stepped up. My mother-in-law is his primary caretaker, with other family, including my mom, sister-in-law, sister, plus various aunts and cousins stepping in to fill in gaps and help out when […]

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What I Learned In My First Year Of Parenthood

My son’s first birthday has been full of opportunities to reflect and reminisce about where we were from pre-pregnancy to the present. That reflection, as well as sharing stories with other moms and pregnant friends, has led me these takeaways from year one. Go With The Flow My birth plan was to deliver naturally without pain medication, with […]

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the night I gave in to sleep regression

The Night I Gave In To The Sleep Regression

  My son’s sleep patterns have always been a bit of a challenge: starting very rough, smoothing out when he first moved to his crib, then hitting the four-month-old sleep regression that didn’t end until we started sleep training at eight months. And now, we’re in the midst of a teething-induced sleep regression. Last night, I […]

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