A little about your favorite stay at home mom
Who’s this bitch?
A Jersey native with a wandering soul…. JUST KIDDING. Well only half kidding, I promise there will be very few basic white girl moments. I mean I do love mermaids, unicorns, and Starbucks so if the tiara fits…
So here goes nothing. I’m a born bread Jersey girl with a foul mouth and a deep affection for wine, sparkling or otherwise. I live for a good selfie, have a collection of memes, and speak in hashtags. #Sarcasmislife Get ready for bad tv commentary, garbage website reviews, nap time updates, gaudy jewelry pictures, and life hacks.
I’ve never seen myself as the “mom type” and honestly struggle with some of the nuances still. Pregnancy sure as f wasn’t my favorite. In fact, it was my seventh circle of hell. I didn’t immediately fall in love with my son, it took me some time but we’re definitely there now. I’m currently chugging away on year one, stay tuned for how that works out.
I’m long haired, short tempered, loud talking, Italian Puerto Rican woman, complete with gel nails, and a bold lip. 98% of my life I’m now in workout clothes, because let’s be real who goes home after they workout? Ain’t nobody got time for that. The other 2% is spent split between staring in the mirror asking myself if what I’m wearing is too slutty because I’m a mom, and sweat pants. Which is laughable because I have a deep obsession with fashion.
Home and family life
Currently residing in Bergen County with all three of my boys (Baby, Dog, and Husband) while taking on the arduous task house hunting. My love of HGTV brings me more to the houses at the edge of being condemned. Whereas J thinks that moving into something “livable” is fine. You have to understand, I have a deep belief that Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal and my life’s work is to flip houses, however my husband thinks otherwise.
My first child and my heart joined our family over 9 years ago. Our English Bulldog, Brutus who is now 10 years old, entered my life at just 12 weeks old. J found him on a website, our friend had went to the breeder and picked his dog so we knew it wasn’t a mill, bought him and then let me know we were expecting a puppy. I enjoyed the waiting period more with this baby than my next. The rest as they say is history. My baby are very much alike. We both enjoy eating, sleeping, and ignoring other people who seem excited to see us (sometimes I fall into this category). I love my fur baby.
My second baby and my missing piece joined our little family just over 8 months ago. This little boy has, quite literally, taken over every aspect of my life. Sometimes that’s amazing and other’s I find myself crying in my closet (this is where I cry; sitting amongst my clothes, clutching a stuffed tiger, and crying like a toddler #dontjudge) As everyone informed me, Dominic was a “good baby”. I still wonder what that means. Regardless, mom life was a hard transition for me. Realizing that I would constantly have someone else that needed me. This little boy gets it though. We have an understanding most days, and on others there’s wine. Thankfully, much like his older fur brother, D likes to eat, sleep, and ignore people that seem excited to see him. I love my little man.
As for my husband, J or Jeff, we met when I was 20 and started dating shortly after. Three days after my 22nd birthday we moved in together. Six months later Jeff made us a family. I received a call at work informing me that he got us a dog (welcome Brutus). I think I was 27 when he proposed, J is way better at this than I am, and two years later we were married in Hoboken. You’ll get more on us later.
We recently moved from Hudson county to Bergen and it’s been a hard adjustment. Figuring out your new routine and, let’s be honest the most important part, remembering the layout of the new Target (why can’t there just be one standard layout?!? Why is target f*cking with me?) The realization that you can’t walk everywhere is still a little depressing but I love the space. Brutus enjoys the deck.
So you stay at home now, but what did you do before?
I’ve been working since 15, but I’m sure that no one cares to hear about the CVS years or American Eagle Mortgages, so let’s move on to grown up jobs.
My career background is strongly rooted in special education, unfortunately with the hard push toward inclusion, I knew that I needed to move on. Next was onto entrepreneurship. A colleague and I opened an aftercare/summer camp/preschool/daycare hybrid in Hoboken, the land of the working parent. Working with the kids was fun, however I quickly realized that this was just not the space I should be in.
Then I followed my educational, and now administrative background, to a start-up school that needed some help planning, creating, and organizing events. This may have been my favorite, however with some mismanagement my position was no longer financially viable. I love a theme and live for hosting so I took the leap into Event Planning and loved the idea of it. After leaving that position I knew I was pregnant and decided to go MLM, because a momtrepreneur sounded like the single BEST idea ever. The MLM game was fun for about six months, once I started hating the product I knew it was time to get out. Leading up to now, HBIC around the house, mom in the streets, and always planning my next move 😉 stay tuned.