Mommy New Year

July 31, 2018

So why “Mommy New Year?” Simple, really: I became a mommy on New Years Day! Yes, my son has the unfortunate (though hopefully not too unfortunate) luck of being a holiday baby. I foresee lots of compensating and over the top wrapping differentiations going on in the near future. But lots of fun, too!


In addition to becoming a mom on New Year’s Day, though, I also sort of became a new person. I found a piece of myself that I’d always been waiting for. With that came a confidence I’d never had, a sureness, a feeling of right and completeness that I’d been searching for. Entering this new year, this new role, I finally became me.

A little about me: I’m Deanna, a mid/late-twenties, “new” stay at home mom (I put new in quotes because I was actually home throughout the majority of my pregnancy, but more on that later). I’m married to my high school sweetheart (cue *awwws*), he’s a physicist. I grew up 30 minutes from where I live now, but have been fortunate enough to travel to some beautiful places around the world. I have a degree in Biological Anthropology as well as a certification in Wedding and Event Planning. I’ve dabbled quite a bit in different fields: I had an in-home bakery business, I’ve worked at hospitals and cookie shops, used furniture stores, and in the library of a private school. I was also a freelance concierge and virtual assistant for a time, and my longest job posting was as a professional nanny. I knit and bake and cook, I enjoy reading, I watch way too much Netflix, and I love rescuing animals (dogs, cats, pigs, squirrels). I’ve started getting into gardening (especially herbs and veggies), I’m trying to learn to sew again, I’m an avid thrifter, and I enjoy some amateur graphic design when I get the chance. I’m obsessed with the Titanic, early 20th century living, and hope that Atlantis is real. I am a planner, a lister, a perfectionist, and I love doing paperwork. I play tug of war with anxiety pretty often. Since getting pregnant, I’ve become very passionate about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, and attachment/gentle parenting. I’m a member of far too many Facebook groups. I just got a library card for the first time since childhood (and quickly checked out way more books than I’ll be able to get to any time soon, oops). My favorite color is Tiffany blue, and my favorite season is fall. Did I miss anything? Probably. But all this to say, I’m all over the place, and I like to think I’m on the slightly quirkier side of normal. Hopefully someone out there relates. If so, don’t be afraid to say hi!

Coming up soon, my journey to motherhood. 

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