New Mom On the Block

Our new family!

Hi!  My name is Lauren Hartmann and I am a new mama on the block here at Baby’s First Year.  I just finished blogging about my pregnancy experiences over at Being Pregnant after giving birth to our little Fern Winter on January 15th.

Before I became a mommy on January 15th, I was a full-time preschool teacher and part-time wardrobe stylist.  I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband Craig, our little Fern and our German Shepherd, Marley.  When I’m not blogging here I write about our little life over at my blog The Little Things We Do.

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I am incredibly excited about being a mommy — although there has definitely been a sharp learning curve so far, since I’m kind of a baby novice, but I’m trying to give myself a little bit of grace for now…after all, my baby is only nine days old, so it’s bound to get better.  Nonetheless, I look forward to sorting it all out and sharing my journey with you (both the ups and the downs) as well as getting to know all of you more seasoned mamas in this wonderful community!

Feel free to give me advice — I’m all ears!

(Also, if you’re interested, feel free to check out my birth story that I just blogged today at The Little Things We Do.)


Read some of Lauren’s past posts at Babble’s Being Pregnant and at The Little Things We Do.

For more updates, follow Lauren on Facebook and Twitter !