The phrase "Mama & Tata” was derived from my two-year old daughter, Leelee, who decided to call my sister and me the “Mamatata” whenever Jenna came over to play. The sister relationship is extremely significant in our family as our grandmothers each came from two sisters, our mothers were two sisters, of course we were two sisters, and then I had two little girls! As a Mom of two children, I feel there is a high demand for honest, reliable, beneficial information in all aspects of our lives. We simply do not have time to do the research it takes to find the “best.” We are far too busy feeding our children, bathing them, taking them to activities and playdates, getting them dressed for school, drop offs, pick ups, birthday parties, cleaning up their rooms, watching their favorite disney movie, answering the question “but why mommy?” a gazillion times a day. Some days it’s hard to even get a shower in or take a bathroom break. There are SO many things Moms need to know about even before becoming one. The scariest part of becoming a Mom is the unknown, and all of the unspoken crazy things that go along with the transition into this role. I want to have a web guide to openly address all of these unspoken occurrences. I want to provide my sister (Tata) and the rest of the Moms out there with ways to feel better, get better, and be the best Mom that you can be. As it turns out, a happy, healthy Mom is what ultimately creates the best environment for a child’s development. So, be good to yourselves, and let me help you get through this beautiful, wild, magical, yet sometimes challenging journey.
Carrying my first baby has been an unexpected and exciting journey. I have so many questions, and of course my sister has been an amazing resource, but I enjoy researching and exploring what NYC has to offer. My curiosities range from nursery decor, to prenatal massages, to exploring organic food stores and skincare lines, to what should be in my hospital bag, which classes are available for early childhood development, to baby food recipes and more . I intend to document this process of searching for what is best for me and my first baby boy, and do all of the research for pregnant moms in NYC asking these same questions. There is so much to learn as a new mom, and I can’t wait to share it with you while preparing for the best gift life has to offer.