Johanna was born in the south of France, raised in the Caribbean, and has been living in Westchester County for almost a decade. She is an adjunct English professor, blogger, and stay at home mama who loves to travel, do outdoorsy things, and be creative.

Why I Chose to Go Vegan During my Second Pregnancy

I’ve been attentive to my health ever since I was seventeen years old after my father had emergency surgery to remove his right kidney and the orange-sized tumor living on it. It was a reality...
life lessons

6 Life Lessons I’m Learning From My Two-Year-Old

My son will be turning two this month, and boy, am I getting a glimpse of what's to come! Every day he pronounces new words and masters a new skill. Every day we discover...
Easter basket

20 Easter Basket Stuffers (That Aren’t Candy!)

Since I became a mom, I discovered a very new side of myself that I didn't think would ever come out (like, ever.) I've become the crazy holiday mom. There, I've said it. Yes, I've...

Anxiety After the Incident: When Mom Needs to Acknowledge She’s Not Okay

Even if you were fortunate enough to never experience true, debilitating anxiety before having children, I'm sure you’ve realized by now that motherhood comes with quite a bit of baggage in the stress department. It...
getting organized

8 Tips To Be an Organized Mom

Don't get me wrong; life with babies, toddlers, and kids of all ages is the furthest thing from organized. You constantly feel like you’re running late to everything, scrambling around the house looking for misplaced...

5 (Sanity-Saving) Habits for Moms Who Never Stop

Hey, Moms...can we all agree that motherhood is by far the hardest thing we've ever done? Sure, everyone tried to warn us about the "big" things, but, in our defense, there are about a...
mom behaviors to stop

5 Things Moms Should Stop Doing (Right About Now)

Moms always mean well (duh!), but sometimes, even with the best intentions in the world, we end up enabling some bad habits. Sound familiar? As a first-time mom, I was guilty of excessive pacifier use,...

3 Local Farms You Must Visit This Month

As a new mother and health-enthusiast, I am always excited about organic produce... Just not always about the price tag. I’ve written at length about the importance of buying seasonal fruits and vegetables and price...
second time mom

10 Praise-Worthy Ways to Spoil a Second Time Mom

Is it just me or did the holidays really sneak up on us this year? I swore I'd get started on holiday shopping early this year, but it looks like I'll be hitting crowded...

Why Thanksgiving Has a New Meaning Once You Have Kids

I didn’t grow up with Thanksgiving – It’s a holiday I adopted, like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, when I moved to the United States almost a decade ago. The first few years, I spent the...