Hello & Welcome!
My name is Monica and I am the author behind Mommy & Love. This blog began as a venue for self expression and creativity while I longingly waited to enter motherhood. I developed a passion for writing at a very young age and have always kept a diary recording everything I could possibly think of from memorable events, thoughts and feelings to dreams and mystical experiences. There is no doubt that I was destined to document something as grandiose as creating a brand new human life!
After my first child was born in 2011, my life flipped a complete 360 and kicked me in the face! I was 100% oblivious to how fast motherhood would transform my life forever. Everything was and has been a new experience ever since. I am continuously suffering many, many trial and error attempts to parenting! The good thing is that I am usually successful, and if not, I have noticed that life seems to keep going if I settle for something far less than perfect.
On August 23, 2014, I have personally transitioned to a vegetarian lifestyle, consuming meatless meals and limited dairy products, believing that all sentient beings deserve respect and compassion. At the same time, Mommy & Love has naturally transitioned to valuing and leading a more sustainable, family lifestyle. We moved into a farmhouse in November 2014 and took in two pet sheep and several chickens. I hope you will follow us on our journey as we learn how to live in a way that does not compromise the health of the environment, others and ourselves. We want to create a better Earth for our beloved future generations to come!
I encourage you to speak your mind and join in on the conversations to promote a better world all around! I’d also love for you to sign up for my weekly newsletter, which features new blog posts, giveaways, announcements, compassionate news stories and inspiring quotes to reflect upon.
Je suis inspiré par ma famille. <3
My hubby & I went on our first date on December 21, 2004.
We married on February 4, 2012.
Our daughter Amelia was born on July 10, 2011 and our son Oliver on January 1, 2014.