Nneka Gerstle
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Nneka Gerstle

Nneka Gerstle is a new-ish mum, raising her little girl in a loving, multi-cultured home. She loves super-heroes, wishes babies could talk, and believes that we're better together.

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    Mom Stuff

    Ask If She’s Mine

    I finished my Rose Bowl jog, feeling rather accomplished. I had beat the heat and managed to keep my one-year-old daughter content in her stroller. I stooped down to tell her how proud of…

    September 23, 2016
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    Advice New Mom Parenting

    She Watches You

    When I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than watching my mother. Every morning as she sat at her dressing table going through her meticulous beauty ritual, I’d be perched…

    November 3, 2016
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    Advice Parenting

    A Very Gerstle Christmas

    Like most people, I love the holiday season. Twinkle lights, presents, ornaments, crackling fires, mistletoes, parties, and all that fa la la la la la la la la. (I’d like to throw in snow…

    December 8, 2016
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    Breastfeeding Can Be Complicated

    We’ve all seen the photographs; mother and child locked in tender embrace, one nurturing the other from her own body. There’s nothing more magical or more natural. During my pregnancy, I would often gaze…

    January 12, 2017
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    The Art of Toddler Conversation

    There’s a lot of noise in our home. From the waking sounds of the human alarm clock (a.k.a Noé calling out “Mummy! Daddy!” over the monitor), to the soft humming of the air purifier…

    February 23, 2017
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    New Mom

    What Makes You You?

    Ever heard the saying “happy wife, happy life?” It comes off trite, but I believe there’s some truth to it.  In many cases mothers, working or stay-home, are very much the heart of the…

    March 30, 2017
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    Advice Parenting

    Mind Your Tot & I’ll Mind Mine

    Unfortunately, it’s happened on several occasions. Noé and I will be out in some public, kid-friendly space, and then inevitably, another (usually bigger, but not always) kid will decide that they can’t live without…

    April 24, 2017
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    Mom Stuff

    Beauty and The Baby

    Most expecting mothers have at least one birthing plan. I had two. Plan A involved the manner in which I wanted my child brought into the world. Plan B was more self-centered, a day…

    May 8, 2017
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    Mom Stuff Parenting

    Preschool & Pacifiers

    I didn’t think she was ready. She only just turned two, after all. My husband begged to differ. She’s smart, curious and in need of more social interaction, he argued. I saw his point,…

    October 31, 2017
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    Parenting Pregnancy Second baby

    It’s A Boy!

    The medical imaging specialist spilled the beans. Minutes later she sheepishly informed me to wait for confirmation from my physician. She was young, new to the job and in violation of company policy. Though…

    November 16, 2017