Sarah Rizzo

Sarah is a Massachusetts native, currently living with her husband and two young children, ages 4 and 1, in the same North Attleboro neighborhood where she and her husband grew up. When her daughter was born in 2014, she left the workforce and decided to stay home, while also building up a portrait photography business, capturing the bump through baby phase of life. Now with two kids in tow, the days are busier and the nights are more sleepless than she ever imagined possible. When she musters up enough energy, she gets the kids outside to play, visit local parks and farmers markets, and help out with tending to the gardens. Other times, though, she can be found hiding in the kitchen, sipping a cup of coffee and eating the very same snacks she denied her children five minutes prior. This mom gig is no joke and she is just trying to find some balance in what she does.

Yes and No Lists for Pregnancy Self-Care

When you find out that you are pregnant, it's easy to get caught up in thinking primarily about the new life growing within. In many ways, you will probably start imagining life with a...

Which Way to the Village?

At about this time last year, there was a near-constant stream of birth and pregnancy announcements in my social circle. I found out I was pregnant with my third baby, just as some of...
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The Developmental Stages of Motherhood

When a baby is born, a mom is born, too. We learn about all of the developmental milestones that babies should reach by reading books, talking to healthcare providers, reaching out to our social...

Fashionably Late to Fashion: A Mother Loss Reality

"Mommy, can you give me an Elsa braid? Wait. No. How about Anna braids?" This is what hairstyling looks like in our house, and I'm sure many houses with preschool girls. All hairstyles are...

Transitioning from SAHM to Career

If I had to sit down for a performance review in my current role as a stay-at-home mom, I'd expect at least a score of achieving, though I would hope for something a bit...

Taking Time for Myself Part 2: New Identity

I did it. I flew halfway across the world without my husband or kids and gifted myself a nine-day trip to Israel. It was my first time leaving both kids for more than a...

Taking Time for Myself Part 1: Conquering Fears

I've been told before that it's important for moms to take time for themselves. It always sounds so easy, but practically speaking, time is hard to come by for moms, regardless of whether they...

Yes, My Toddler Asks For It

If you're a breastfeeding mother, you've likely heard opinions from people around you on when the breastfeeding relationship should end. They might be subtle suggestions, not necessarily directed toward you, but as judgmental observations...

The Unexpected Side Effects of Weaning

Can we talk about post-breastfeeding changes for a hot minute? I feel like weaning doesn't come up in conversation enough. Is the topic taboo? Maybe it is. Either way, I wish I knew what...

Before We Had You

Before we had you, life was so different. Before we had you, we had something called "laundry day" each week. It took up a part of one day each week. All clean laundry got folded...