Finding My Focus

Lately, I have been simultaneously energized and paralyzed. True, this is an oxymoron, but strangely it is how I have felt for the past few weeks. In the realm of creativity outside of my 9-5, I have been struck with spurts of excitement about certain ideas, which if I am being honest with myself, are in a million different crazy directions. At the exact same time, I feel completely paralyzed about where to turn and direct my focus. Of course my[Read more]

Remembering Pia

Some know by now that the Sciandri family experienced a tragic and unexpected loss this week, still feeling like it hasn’t really all sunk in yet. Pia Sciandri was Gino’s Godmother and Gino grew up with their family (Dave, Pia, Dino, Julie, and Tony) across the street from their South San Francisco home. PIa was fun-loving, energetic, always warm and smiling and brought an infectious laugh with her wherever she went. Words really aren’t enough at this time. She will[Read more]

I Don’t Want to Forget

Half way through the work week and I am surviving! Going back to work full time immediately after maternity leave is much more of a mental shift and adjustment for me than a physical one. I know I need a few weeks to adjust and I also know we will all be just fine! I was pretty sentimental last week about going back and wrote a little something about the moments I don’t want to forget. I Don’t Want to Forget[Read more]

Leo’s Little Lion’s Den

Not finding out the gender of our second child was pretty easy because we lived in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house with no space for a second child’s bedroom AND life was very busy because we were planning on moving throughout my whole pregnancy. That meant that most of the nursery decorating decisions were removed from the equation. We moved into our new house two months before Leo was born and naturally, the second we moved in, it was game on for getting the Baby’s[Read more]

Leo 12 Weeks

I’m back after 3 months filled with baby snuggles and lots of house remodel work. Our little sweet pea starts daycare 4 days a week next Monday so I plan on holding him and staring into his beautiful little eyes all week, along with getting mentally prepared to be back to work full time of course. I haven’t posted a bi-monthly picture of Leo yet (insert second child syndrome here) so let’s just start with 12 weeks. Here is a side/by/side with[Read more]