I write this blog because I can’t stand pretending. Pretending that motherhood is easy, always fun and covered in glitter. I’m writing because I always felt alone when I was struggling with Jagger (my first) and I so wish I had a place where someone allowed me to feel safe and know that others were experiencing the same struggles I was. It’s ok to be sad or stressed or, quite frankly, miserable at times and I want to bring the real side of parenting to you. Instead of hiding my dirty hair, toddler temper tantrums and sleepless nights, I’m going to share them with you.

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Great Neck, New York at the age of 4. After my time at the University of Miami, I moved back to New York and met my husband, Shai, as my sister was working for him. I had Jagger Grey at 29 and Jett Harlow at 31. Our wild family of four currently resides on New York City’s Upper East Side.

In 2015, my sister, Liat, and I opened the Playroom NYC – the Upper East Side’s premiere children’s playspace. I’ve gone from full-time mom to full-time mom AND full-time business owner, and I’m still trying to figure out what ‘balance’ means when it comes to working and motherhood.

Throughout these posts I promise to be open, upfront and unedited. I don’t have all the answers, but if any of my experiences resonate and make you feel less lonely, then I will consider this a success.

You are not alone.

Xx

Tali