Welles, Wellesley (her actual full name), Wellie, Welsie, we have run the gamut of nicknames already for this baby. I think we all have a favorite: I call her Welles, Levy calls her Wellie, Jack likes the full formal name Wellesley, and Talley just calls her “Baby”. Finn and Sean are partial to Wellsie. We shall see which one sticks…
For the next few weeks some Mamatoga readers are going to be giving us a glimpse into their lives as mothers in the My Mom Life series, this week, meet Tara…
Our new baby is here! She arrived on Monday morning and we are head over heels in love with her. A big thank you to Dr. Knoeller who has delivered three of my babies perfectly and the maternity ward staff at Saratoga Hospital for taking such good care of us while we were there. Having such a smooth transition back into new mommyhood has been so important for the whole family.
Strawberry picking season starts in June with some local spots opening up this weekend! There are a bunch of local places perfect for picking, here is a listing of some of the close by places for pick your own. Be sure to call ahead to make sure they are still picking that day as sometimes they run out of crops. We visited Hand Melon Farm for strawberry picking a few years ago (see the photos below) and had such a great time, with a very kid and family friendly environment.
157 Sugar Hill Rd, Rexford.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Hand Melon Farm
533 Wilbur Avenue, Greenwich
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
They will open for strawberry pick you own this Friday June 10th! Picking will be limited at first with the best picking the following 2 weekends. $2.75/lb
Hours: 8-6 Monday- Friday
8-5 Saturday & Sunday
Bring your own containers or use theirs!
194 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort
113 Winney Rd Schuylerville
6654 Dunnsville Rd, Altamont
463 Garfield Rd, Troy
(a no spray farm)***
Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Rd, Altamont
PYO Strawberries has started
Whatever recipe you decide to make with all of your freshly picked strawberries, I urge you to make at least one with some homemade whipped cream. There are few summer desserts better than a slice of angel food or pound cake, a dollop of homemade whipped cream and some fresh strawberries…xoxo
***These terms refer to the application of pesticides, if there is no information next to the orchard listed that doesn’t necessarily mean they do or do not use spray, please contact those places for specific spray questions.
Baby Wellesley Charlotte O’Keefe arrived on June 6th happy and healthy. Thank you all for the well wishes! xoxo
Hi Mamatoga readers! My name is Caitlin Lewis, I have been married to my husband Shane Lewis coming up on 11 years and we have 2 boys, Bryson (8) and Chase (4) and our favorite family dog Casey! I’m a working mom as a Marketing Specialist at a local company, Guyson Corporation.
My husband asked me this morning how I was feeling, knowing that I was perched precariously on an “all the feelings” edge (also exasperated by the fact that I can’t decide on what to eat, obviously a big pregnancy problem). I told him that I am a bundle of nerves and wonder and worry and happiness and frustration and impatience and possibly every single emotion I am capable of feeling all in one moment, and for a second I worried that he might run out of the room immediately and go into hiding under an assumed name until it’s time to have this baby, but luckily he didn’t flee, and let me laugh and cry for a second about how over this pregnancy I am but how sad at the same time I will be that it is over. Makes sense, right?