Updated: Nov 1, 2020
I'm a new mom, born and raised in Nassau Bahamas, where the majority of my family still reside, but I currently live in Maine with my wonderful husband and daughter. I have a Bachelors's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in social work and I provide mental health services to various different age groups.
I enjoy cooking, going to the beach, taking naps (which rarely happens anymore), binge-watching shows, and spending time with my family. I have been married to my amazing, funny, caring husband Tyler for two years and we are proud parents to our beautiful daughter, Elliana.
I grew up in a large, noisy, tight-knit, loving family. I have throughout most of my life always been around kids in one aspect or another and from a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a mom. To be honest, I was the friend in high school everyone called “mom” because I was the one who was responsible, made sure everyone was safe, and always followed the rules. However, none of my past experiences (both personal and professional) could have ever prepared me for this journey of motherhood.
Although this road has been somewhat challenging I would not change it for the world because I love being a mom to Ellie. My hope with this blog is that it not only provides an outlet for me to process my experiences but also shines a light on the parts of motherhood that no one really talks about.
I'm a first-time mom, born and raised in The Bahamas, now living in Florida. I grew up surrounded by a large, close-knit family, influenced by old school island tradition on my dad’s side and the fire of Greek culture and heritage on my mom’s side. I’ve been married for five years to the most patient and kind man, who has turned into the most fun and loving dad.
Being the eldest child and grandchild on both sides of the family and having a grand total of 15 younger first cousins, I spent a lot of my time as a teenager taking care of my younger sisters and cousins. I loved babysitting them, but had to miss out on a lot of time with my friends because of it; family always came first. It’s funny how when you’re a teen all you want to do is hang out with your friends. You don’t really understand that family first mentality; now as an adult, all I want is to spend more time with my cousins! Anyway, I have lots of experience with babies and young children, but I don’t think that anything could have prepared me for motherhood.
I am mumma to the most amazing baby boy Leo (you’ll read about him later) and I'm loving it more than anything! Now, with that said, I’m so exhausted all the time I don’t even know how I still function; nothing prepares you for that feeling. For me, motherhood is both amazing and challenging and one of my biggest struggles is balancing the urgencies of my stressful and demanding job. It’s also been harder than I realized raising a child while living away from our families. So much of my mom-guilt stems from these factors.
While I don’t usually enjoy the spotlight, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing some of my experiences, hoping that this blog will be both therapeutic to myself and encouraging to anyone doing their best to navigate mom life.
We want to create a judgment-free zone where mamas can feel like they are not alone and can go for support. Having the support of each other, as well as other moms in our life has been our saving grace and our hope is that this blog will provide that to a few of the moms out there reading our posts. Our vision is that through sharing our experiences, both individual and combined, we can create a space where moms can come to read, talk about, and relate to ALL THE FEELS involved in motherhood.