Adriana was born and raised in Arizona as one of six children. She moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue a lifelong dream, and while she remains a fan, Norwalk became her favorite place to hang her hat and her forever home. After over a decade of corporate experience, she dedicates herself to her passions of art, urban farming, fashion, and the jewelry trade. She volunteers as an advocate for children’s rights and sits on the board of an organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s education and leadership. She and her husband share a commitment to travel and adventure, the pursuit of a perfect meal, and making sure their two kids have a global worldview.
A mother exercising with her baby.

Motherhood and Fitness: Not One Size Fits All

Before I got pregnant with my first, I was weight training. I had a routine, a trainer I loved, and the ability to go whenever I wanted. I loved how it helped me deal...
A mom laying on the floor playing blocks with her daughters.

Play Time: The Last Mile

As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is a fever, and the world comes to a halt. Slowly,...
A woman applying makeup.

A Beauty Must For Moms: Color Correction

It’s “New Year, New Me” time, and for me, that comes with a really important question: What can I do for myself this year that will reflect some self-love? I don’t usually frame a...
A woman sorting items to declutter and keep.

Declutter Your Mess and Your Stress

I read an article recently about the stress levels of moms being directly correlated to the amount of stuff they have in the home. I had an epiphany. I was visually overstimulated with the amount...
A mother talking to her daughter with her hand on her shoulder.

What Gentle Parenting Means to Me

Gentle Parenting. We have all heard the term and have seen plenty of print on the subject. Those of us deep in the trenches of parenting know it sounds like a contradiction. As any parent...
Children reading a book under a table.

What We Can All Learn From Drag Queen Story Hour

I have a very heteronormative household. There is one dad, one mom, and two girls who identify as girls with all the typical girl interests, like science, sports, and theater, on their own accord. Yet,...
A daughter kissing her mother on the cheek.

Parenting Beyond the Toddler Years

I have turned into a life coach when I least expected it. I have met many life coaches in my day. When they first came onto my radar, I was graduating college, and the...
Kids kissing their dad.

The Invisible Efforts and Why I Make Them

Sometimes, I get jealous of how much my kids celebrate and fawn over my husband. I know it’s a terrible thing to feel, but it happens. Particularly when I am working so hard to...
A glass jar to catch lightening bugs.

Happy Campers: Starting a New Summer Tradition

In today’s technology-filled era, few places offer the reset and primal joys of camping in the great outdoors. You don’t have to be “outdoorsy” to enjoy this incredible vacation opportunity for your family. In...
A boy in his backyard with chickens.

Backyard Chickens: The Basics

Backyard Chickens. It sounds so simple but feels so daunting. The truth is, once you get the set-up out of the way, the rest is all about riding the wave. It adds so many...