Hi friends, my name is Steph and I’m A Little Too Loud!
I was born and raised in Panama City, Panama but have been living in South Boston, MA for the past 10+ years. I’m happily married (most of the time) to Matty, my #HandsomeHubbs. I’m a Mama of two- Sophia Victoria (AKA Chickie Lou) and Peter Rice, the sweetest, scruffiest pup there ever was. I’m an attorney for a non profit in the Greater Boston Area and a prime example of a Jack of all trades, master of NONE! Some? Nah.. let’s not get your expectations too high now..
Before I got pregnant with Chickie, I was toying with the idea of starting a blog. I’ve always been into cute outfits and enjoy a good sale a little more than I probably should. Time and time again I meant to start it up, but you know how it is – I couldn’t quite shake the “I’m not pretty/good/skinny/unique enough” thoughts long enough to actually DO IT. What was so special about me that deserved a blog? #realtalk.. Enter my pregnancy (and the 65 pounds that came along with it!) and my blogging career was over before it even began.
Fast forward to today – a little over a year since our Little Bird came into this world and I’m juuuust beginning to feel like myself again. That first year of motherhood was SUCH a windwhirl of no sleep, poopy diapers, cuddles and SO. MUCH. LOVE. It was overwhelming, really, how fast I grew to love my pint sized human. It was like all of a sudden my heart was walking outside of my body and life became ALL Chickie Lou, ALL the time.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that for much of that first year I missed my old self- so care free and ABLE TO SLEEP IN! (Perhaps the single most underrated pre-baby luxury, am I right?) I missed my old-self and yet anytime I set out to do something just for myself like a mani/pedi outing I was SO guilt ridden it was no longer enjoyable. I was longing for something to nurture my OLD sense of self without realizing who I was had fundamentally changed. Yes (despite what my nails look like at the moment) I still enjoy a mani/pedi and think it’s important to find time to do things for ONLY me; but doing something for myself that I can share with Matt, Chickie and Peter? That’s my happy place these days..
I am creating this blog as a creative outlet – a space for complicated, multifaceted Mamas to find content that speaks to them. Not ALL baby all the time but not ALL superficial fashion/beauty/HEY-look-at-me posts either.. a happy medium if you will. A combination of my pre-baby interests, with a sprinkle of my post-baby real-ness and a whole bunch of my newfound sense of empowerment. Easy-peasy right? Haha.. Here goes nothing.. Welcome to A Little Too Loud!
PS- If you’d like to know more about why I named the blog A Little Too Loud, I explain it in this post. If you’ve been following me on Instagram for the past couple of months, here’s a letter to you from the bottom of my Mama heart!
Thanks for stopping by,