Welcome.  PLEASE NOTE: Both my blog and public relations sites will be redesigned in summer 2013 so please check back for the new look.  Content will not change!


I’m a New York City girl at heart (even though I was not born there).  I’m a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a sometimes therapist.  I’m also a public relations professional and a book publicist.  I love food, books, traveling, fashion, music.  I love to tell stories and make people laugh.  I have an amazing husband and I am the proud Mommy of girl-boy twins.  My journey to parenthood and now my journey as a mother has been exciting  and not at all what I expected.  The challenges and joys of being a mother have exceeded all of my expectations.


You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Or what you expect.

Life is full of expectations — especially when you become a Mommy. But the very first thing you learn about motherhood — and I’m talking from the exact moment of conception — is how you can’t have any expectations at all.  So, how do you navigate the brave new world of parenting without expectations when you have lived every day of your life before parenthood fueled and motivated by expectations?  I’m a planner, an organizer, a projector, an expert at the “What ifs” and so as the mother of twins, seven years later, I’m still learning every single day that What to Expect When You’re Expecting can never really be any parent’s manual.

I’ve been ready to blog for almost a month now, but today I woke up and thought, “what am I waiting for ?” and so welcome to the debut of MySoCalledSensoryLife.com.

I hope you will find my journey gives you a real-life glimpse into my colorful, funny, absurd, beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking world as a Mommy of twins, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and most of all, a parent living an unexpected life where through the parenting of a child with sensory integration issues, I look through his lens and in doing so, rediscover my childhood along with a new world all through the eyes of a brave 7 year old boy.

Every one of the next 365 days, I’ll be that kid on Christmas morning,  opening a gift, unwrapping an unexpected surprise, finding a moment of bliss and joy.  There is beauty and purity (and laughter) in the unexpected, not to mention stress, tears, frustration and confusion.   But who wouldn’t want to open a present every day?

I hope you will join me and help me tear off the wrapping paper, rip off the bows and untangle the glittery ribbons and open my gifts here with me.

To end, words of wisdom from The Rolling Stones:

“You can’t always get what you want.  But if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.”

Even if it’s not what you expected.