Articles by Maria Bradley


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Labor & Delivery

Leonardo “Leo” Nicolas Bradley was born at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York at 5:30 pm Friday, October 3rd. He was 8.5 lbs. Can’t believe this little guy is finally here! My labor and delivery story was nothing like what I had imagined it would be. To be frank, Labor sucks. It was not the…

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Maternity Leave Reality

Oh I had so many plans for my maternity leave! With all of the sleep that my baby would be doing both day and night , I was going to use that time to make a huge impact on the world. I had planned on some very important initiatives like: Learn how to make homemade cinnamon…

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Couples Baby Shower

My best friend Aline planned a couples baby shower for us in New York City. I feel very fortunate to have great friends in our lives. That is what life is all about! I have always been baby shower averse. The shower events where I am watching people open up bottle after bottle and onesie…

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Saturday in Soho

It was a beautiful day yesterday, the perfect day to venture out and go for a walk around the city. Since I am 39 weeks (the baby is due next Saturday) I know I only have at most a week or so left to get anything done before Leo arrives so I made an appointment to…

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9 year Anniversary

I am feeling very blessed today. Today is me and Q’s 9 year wedding anniversary and I am feeling very lucky to have someone so special to share my life with. This will be our last anniversary as a family of 2. I can’t help but think how much our lives together are about to…

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5 Tips -How to Pack Light

Over the years, I have learned quite a bit about how to travel with ease. Most of these lessons came from doing things wrong first. The single most important thing that will make your trip easier is to pack light. Now I know what you ladies are thinking, because I have felt that way too….

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Pathway of the Gods

When we started planning our trip to the Amalfi Coast, Quentin researched hikes we could take. The Pathway of the Gods (the hike is named the Pathway of the Gods because you can actually be hiking and have clouds below you) is a very popular hike that runs from Nocelle to Bomerano. Nocelle is a…

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Amalfi

Amalfi the coast’s namesake is definitely worth a visit even if you can only drop in for a few hours. I would try to stop in early morning or late or in the day when the crowds tend to fizzle out. If you are there for just a few hours make sure you stop by…

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Shit People Say

Oh the Things People Say to me when I am pregnant I simply must share this. So true story here, Q and I met with a pediatrician and afterwards we decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood. An elderly man was walking by and said “whoa you are huge!” and as if that wasn’t…

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Don’t Save it All till the End

One question I get a lot is how/why Q and I travel frequently and am often complimented on our commitment to go on trips together. I am always very flattered when people say this but Q and I are not doing anything special we just want to do something so we find a way to…

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