Professionally, I am a registered nurse and have specialized in fertility treatment, reproductive endocrinology, IVF, and pregnancy (including my own high-risk) for the past 10 years. I love being a part of the family building process. Additional nursing experience includes pediatric and adult oncology, orthopedics, hospice, and home healthcare.
One of my goals is to empower women and serve as a bridge in the digital health space – to exist right here and help breakdown questions and worries through education and support. I’ve been able to work from home doing what I love. My brand includes consulting, clinical content creation, patient education materials, and elearning development, and complete digital health solutions to improve patient experience. As a WAHM, I’m able to to work off hours, and make myself available beyond the traditional hours of a medical practice. I’m happy to be here and extend my reach to help support, educate, empower, and blow off some steam along the way.
Unboxed Mom is a blog I created to share insight and actionable tips for family health and parenting. I consider it an extension of what I do and who I am.
A born and bred New York girl, I worked in Manhattan in the corporate offices of some of the top entertainment companies in the world – prior to September 11th. Like many after that day, I chose to assess myself and my goals, and made major life changes. This led me to move to Nashville and attend nursing school.
Upon graduating nursing school with honors in 2005, I found myself moving immediately back to NYC. My father had been diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with a poor prognosis. 18 months later, I was able to take time off from my nursing position and care for him as his hospice nurse. I have shared my experience of being my father’s hospice nurse on The Huffington Post.
Less than two years later, I was lucky enough to get pregnant with my son, but experienced the first of my high-risk pregnancies and difficult deliveries. Dozens of ultrasounds, bed rest, blood transfusions, I’ve been there. I gained a new perspective and understanding, and my passion led me to create online support for women struggling to build a family and become a mom.
My son was born in 2008 and my daughter arrived in 2011. I have shared more details on my no-glow pregnancies and birth stories over on The Huffington Post as well. My kids teach me, motivate me, and exhaust me all at the same time – and I wouldn’t have any other way.
In the years since I gave birth, what has caught me off guard is the need to fit every mom into a nice, shiny box and label us. Helicopter Moms. Elephant Moms. Tiger Moms. I’m trying to figure things out as I go. Just like everyone else, I show up every day for the job. I just don’t see why anyone needs to be labeled. Parenthood takes a lot of work and I genuinely believe we could be more supportive with each other.
In late 2014, we returned to Nashville, and I can now be found working remotely between here and NYC. We enjoy lots of family travel. My kids are always up to seek adventure and enjoy visiting new places. We are big fans of Walt Disney World Resort and in 2016, I was asked to join the inaugural Dollywood Insiders panel.