My name is Norina. As of this first post, I’m 30 years old. I have a daughter that turned one in October. Her name is Sarafina. The last year has been insanely hard, but also insanely wonderful. The changes that have occurred over the course of a year with my daughter and me are astounding. There is nothing that could have prepared me for it. But, like mothers do, I survived, and my daughter is thriving.
That picture is a picture of my daughter doing what she does best: the equivalent of “burning this bitch down.” This picture fully embodies what the first year was like: messy and chaotic. But, you will only remember and focus on those smiling moments where everything else falls into the backdrop.
The purpose of this blog is to shed some light on the many issues I faced during my first year, and the new issues I uncover on a daily basis raising my daughter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone onto Google and typed in, “Why is my 6 month old [insert action, weird thing observed, etc]?” I’d like to offer up what I did in those difficult situations, provide some of the resources I used, and just generally attempt to entertain my fellow moms or future moms. I promise to not be preachy. This is a non-judgmental blog (ok it might get a little judgy, but I promise it won’t be harsh.)