Nadia has worn many hats in her personal life and career: mom, matchmaker (professionally and personally), marketer, recruiter, teacher, daughter and sister to name a few. Her true passion is helping people by developing their personal and professional skills so they can be successful in their career. Motherhood has had a different plan for her as she navigates poopy diapers, colicky babies and messy houses. Now, she balances working as a recruiter/career counselor with her toddler son and baby girl.
maternity leave

The End of Maternity Leave: Re-Entering the Workforce

Staying home just isn't my cup of tea. Don't get me wrong. I love my kids but, well, I love them in doses; like, two days at a time on the weekends. So when...

16 White Lies I Tell My Toddlers (And You Should Too)

Motherhood is hard. There isn't a manual, book or Google search to help begin to answer the 10,000 questions I've Googled anyway out of desperation, curiosity or just sheer exhaustion. I tried searching Terrible Twos,...

The Child Care Dilemma: Nanny, Daycare, Au Pair – Oh My!

The text message came at about 5:37 a.m. I was half-awake, of course, because I was also very nervous about my new job. “I am incredibly sorry to do this to you. I have had...
Simply Whole With Devi

Simple, Healthy Eating with Simply Whole by Devi

{Sponsored by Simply Whole by Devi, but all opinions are my own. I received some healthy snacks and recipes in exchange for my honest review.}  It feels like just yesterday when I was eating out at...

Things I Love and Hate About the First Six Months

We are blessed. As parents, we are so lucky to have these little people who look up to us. They are cute and adorable and take our breath away. Their button noses and adorable...
Angry Toddler Mom Life

It’s a Hard Knock Toddler Life

There is quiet in my house in this moment. Well, the dishwasher is running and the white noise in the baby’s room is on to keep her from hearing her big brother. However, there is...
school year

Dear Parents: Letter From A Teacher

Dear Parents, Teachers are gearing up for the school year slowly approaching. We are in staff development workshops, preparing our course websites/course materials, and quickly getting our classrooms ready for your littles (and not so...

Taking Care of Yourself in Just One Step

“I’m going to the gym,” he said. I wanted to kill him. “Okay, see you later,” I said unenthusiastically. This routine continued for days. My husband would go to the gym while I took care of both...

Creating a Future-Focused Family Budget

It’s 5:45 p.m. and I still haven’t heard from my husband. He usually calls me as soon as he leaves the office, but he hasn’t yet today. My mind races. Could something have happened...

Giving Thanks as a Fasting Mom

It’s bedtime at our house (between 7 and 8 p.m.), and at this daily parenting finish line the usual toddler negotiations begin. Every night, my husband and I “own” a child and are responsible...