Entrepreneur on Maternity Leave: Stay At Home Mom. Brooklynite. Writer. Karaoker. Loud Laugher. Home-body. Game-Nighter. Cat Owner. Hugger.

Day 100- I Made It

Still on vacation. Today was another glorious day in the Sun: on a boat, no less. I’m grateful for my lovely husband and his ability to provide for our family and even this little vacation for my daughter and I. He works tirelessly, sometimes to the point of narcalepsy (jokes). But honestly, he’s the hardest working man I know to date. I’m happy to call…

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Day 99- Vacation Writing

These last few days have been trying. I am fully enjoying my vacation and this agreement is encroaching on that time. Yet, I am here. Writing. After a full day of sun, touristy things, a blast from the past, and a wonderful dinner, I write. Not because I need to, but because I want to. I want to see this through. I want to know…

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Day 97- a new day

In the morning find another hotel. Drive across the island- this time in the daylight and main/paved roads. Walk in to check in- SO happy to see a bellhop and an elevator. Eat. Check in.  We have arrived. Vacation is today.

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Day 96- what a day

Recap:  Landed in Martinique, car rental company lied – they are not at the actual airport, there is a shuttle. Get the stick shift- refresher course was the entire ride. Drive clear across the island via NO main roads. Lost upon lost upon lost. Thank god for google maps- well thank google. Get to hotel- closed. Scramble for another. Phone and iPad dying. Find it….

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Day 95- All About Aya

It’s the time of the month again. My baby is now 6 months! Another month, another milestone. What’s new? She flails her arms a lot – like a doctor bird. She multitasks (chew on toy with one hand, talk gibberish, play with feet with the other hand all while on FaceTime with my mom). She screams. She loves standing. She plays independently – as long…

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Day 94- My 6Month Mom-Bod

My name is Janine. I gave birth to my first child 6 months ago. This is my mid-section. I am 5’10 and about 160lbs (Idk I don’t own a scale). STOP *** There are women looking this image that instantly feel good about themselves: “I’m not THAT bad” or “I had a baby and I looked better than that sooner” There are women looking this…

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Day 92- Health Scare

My daughter threw up tonight. Threw up more than I’ve ever seen before. Like, if I caught it all in a measuring cup, it would’ve filled 1 cup.  I called my husband. And called the pediatrician and then it all calmed down. I was calm the entire time (proud of myself). Worried but calm.  She was uncomfortable for all of it, then drained so she…

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Day 91- Morning Blues

I didn’t feel good this morning.  The last 7 days were filled with family, food, love, abundance, laughter and all the yum yum goodness I love. My heart was full. And I had people there to watch my daughter while I slept in – but that’s not the point here Today I woke up to a mostly empty home. A stark difference from my last…

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Day 90- Full Confidence 

When I became a mother was sure I wouldn’t come to this conclusion. It seemed so cliche. All parents do it. “Not I” I thought. I could never be so hyperbolic. But I can’t help but say it (with full confidence too)… I have the most beautiful baby on the planet. 

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The most important decision you will make is with whom you have children. Janine Hausif