Diana Hinek

  I encountered Diana Henik, birth doula and photographer, on Instagram (@artshapedphotography). I was drawn to her by looking through her feed, her photography is captivating and visceral. I couldn’t tell where her job ended and her life started. I enjoyed her images because they captured the joy of (carrying, creating and giving) life, she […]

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Tips to Freelancing and Moming

This summer has been so good to me! I had a fairly busy summer full of different photography and creation work. I had three different photography projects. I had two parties that I’m helping with/ planning. (My dad’s party was yesterday and Buddha’s is in a week). Of course, none of it would be possible […]

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The Countdown to the FIRST birthday

Yesterday was Buddha’s monthaversary & After 11 months … I’ve realized: Baby blues are real – ruminating on the barren emotional landscape of my transition into postpartum & sympathizing with new moms and their struggle to maintain … it’s so hard to navigate with a seemingly unforgiving ANXIETY. I. Feel. You. & it fades, trust […]

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Tips to Multilingualism

Here are some tips to creating a multilingual house: playing music in the secondary or tertiary language, for Spanish I’ve been playing Maná or Julieta Venegas and looking up lyrics. Naming body parts in each language , bonus points for directional words (besides, on top, below etc.).. were not at cardinal directions yet, Counting and […]

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The Conscious Parent

I am reading The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary at the recommendation of a friend of mine who recently had her son. Congratulations Kimari! She is an avid book reader and a great mind that I admire, so I took the suggestion to heart and began reading it (better late than never). I’m going to […]

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Baby Wearing

(Disclaimer: this isn’t an ad and I’ve only tried the following two baby wearing items). I use the ergo baby original on a day to day basis when it’s a shorter trip/ not a lengthy walk involved or somewhere space restrictive/not handicap friendly (stroller is a huge wheeled apparatus). It’s made of organic cotton so […]

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Happy Summer Solstice

Updated: June 22nd to add spiritual progress and clarifications. Today was the first day of summer The longest day of the year … It’s the final season before Buddha (more on why I decided to call my son Buddha later) turns one. SAD FACE!!!! The day we came home from the hospital was the fall […]

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Father’s Day

This weekend, I learned the importance of understanding the intentions that motivates someone’s (in)action. I have an amazing father that is not my blood, nonetheless he is an absolutely amazing man and father. He’s caring, honest and always speaks highly of me and my son. He has raised me for the past 20 years and […]

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Graco Trax Jogger Click N Connect

We finally broke the jogging portion of the jogger in last Monday, with a 30-minute run at the park. It went absolutely wonderful! Baby loves the outdoors, so this was a fun activity for us. We had used the stroller before at markets and to take walks around the neighborhood and it’s always been enjoyable. […]

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