Connecting The EA/TEF Community

Connecting The EA/TEF Community

In honor of January being EA/TEF Awareness Month, this year I have submitted a short blog post to DifferentDream.com and I thought I’d share my words here on this platform as well. I have tweaked it so that it appeals to a broader audience, but what you’re about to read is pretty close to the article that will be published later this month. If you’ve been following me from before Indie was born, you probably read her birth story and have been keeping up with our journey as parents of a child with Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula (abbreviated EA/TEF). If you’re new, you can read my birth story by clicking here. In the article I wrote for Different Dream, I focused specifically on making connections in the EA/TEF Community and how they’ve helped shape our story. You don’t have to have a child with this specific set of special needs to be able to relate to the article you’re about to read – because when it all comes down to it, every parents need to connect with other parents to feel like they aren’t alone sometimes. Whether it be sleeping through the night, or navigating tough conversations, developmental milestones, or choosing the best daycare – “it takes a village” – and in parenthood, finding that village early on will make a world of difference. So I do hope you read and connect with this on some level – and if you have questions about life with EA/TEF, my inbox is always open!

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2020 Holiday Photos By Little Nest Portraits of Westfield!

2020 Holiday Photos By Little Nest Portraits of Westfield! It’s that time of year again! My cards have (mostly) made it to their recipients and I’m so excited to post our photoshoot here in their digital home! We always enjoy our family photo sessions with Little Nest Portraits in Westfield, NJ and as a part of their Heirloom Membership, this specific shoot is something we look forward to every year. Click to read (a little) more and to view this year’s finished product! Continue reading “2020 Holiday Photos By Little Nest Portraits of Westfield!”

Halloween 2020 is DINO-mite!

Halloween 2020 is DINO-mite! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!! I’ve always loved dressing up for this holiday… maybe it was my entire youth and young adult life spent as a “theatre kid” but I get all sorts of giddy when October rolls around, and having a child only makes it more fun and more exciting! Last year we went with a woodland theme – foxes – which you can find by clicking here. This year, Indie was the only one to transform into a special, prehistoric creature. Scroll through to see a visual story of a park ranger becoming best friends with the cutest little dinosaur you ever did see! Continue reading “Halloween 2020 is DINO-mite!”

into the fox’s den: there’s beauty in baby’s first halloween

into the fox’s den: there’s beauty in baby’s first halloween

my life as a new mom has been nothing short of a whirlwind, leaving me little brain space (or energy) to think bigger than a single instagram post at a time… but today i finished editing our halloween photoshoot (shot by the brilliant @laurenanzevino) and i was so taken aback by how gorgeous these pictures are that i had to share them all ASAP. not only are they beautiful to look at, but they got my wheels turning about baby’s first halloween and what it means to me as a creative, and as a mother. as it’s quickly approaching, read on for some last-minute halloween inspiration. this isn’t a “DIY costume” post or a “how i did my makeup” tutorial…. this is a blog post on making an everlasting memory with your “first timer” that goes beyond the traditional. Continue reading “into the fox’s den: there’s beauty in baby’s first halloween”

percy’s board & train with canine connection!

percy’s board & train with canine connection!

i keep my actual blog posts few and far between these days, mostly because i can say everything that i need to in IG captions, stories, etc…. but when i have something really exciting to elaborate on, it calls for a “big girl post” and today i’m bringing my 1 year old frenchie percy into the picture as we discuss ‘board & train’ programs, pet training stigmas, and the time he spent at canine connection – a mom & pop home-based training facility that took him under their paw for THREE whole weeks. read on to hear about our experience, how he’s doing now, and to get all the details on these amazing people and this amazing service! Continue reading “percy’s board & train with canine connection!”

mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!

mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!

this past weekend i spent a two night stay at crystal springs resort in hamburg, new jersey. after being told i couldn’t fly back in december, this made for an incredible (and super local!) mini-babymoon to get us through the home stretch as we wait for our little girl’s arrival. read on for the scoop on this incredible tri-state getaway! Continue reading “mini babymoon at crystal springs resort!”

6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!

6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!

it’s approximately 6 weeks to baby girl and i am THRILLED to flaunt our recent maternity session, shot by melissa batista photography! read on for details on my looks, the studio space and melissa’s work – plus 25 of my favorite final picks!!! how will i EVER choose which to share on instagram?! Continue reading “6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!”

OH, BABY!!!!! #indigoFAM coming march 2019!

OH, BABY!!!!! #indigoFAM coming march 2019!

we’ve been keeping a teeny, tiny (plum-sized) secret! our family is growing and we are SO excited to be adding a ‘little eidelman‘ to our tribe, due march 6th, 2019! biiiig changes are coming – in blog world and in real life… and i couldn’t possibly be more ready! read on for more about when we found out, and what we’ve been up to since! Continue reading “OH, BABY!!!!! #indigoFAM coming march 2019!”

off the shoulder swimwear with adoreme!

off the shoulder swimwear with adoreme!

this has been the summer of swimsuits for indigo heights! i’ve been sent a ton of different styles and silhouettes to try, from many different brands as collaborations, and today i’m revealing my absolute favorite – the winner is…… off-the-shoulder!!! this swimsuit is from my recent collab with adoreme. i loved everything that i received from them, but this particular piece had me researching other suits that were just like it – because when you find something that looks amazing… go with it!  Continue reading “off the shoulder swimwear with adoreme!”

recipe for summer style success: affordable frocks + investment accessories!

recipe for summer style success: affordable frocks + investment accessories!

summer is a tricky season when it comes to style… because what’s “in” today will likely not be “in” next july – so i’ve decided that one way i’ll save some coin is through shopping for high-turnover pieces and pairing them with timeless investment accessories that i’ll use more frequently. and that’s where target comes in! read on for details about this city-chic look and for some impressive pricing details! Continue reading “recipe for summer style success: affordable frocks + investment accessories!”