Welcome, Mari! Our new contributor from Chicago :)

What wonderful, strong and talented women have joined our team recently. It fills me with so much pride and gratitude… Our community is growing, on all levels it is!

I’m incredibly happy to introduce our third new Babyccino contributor today. I met Mari when we connected online, after she reached out to us when we posted our Babyccino commitment. She asked me: ‘Can you add at least one black woman to your team of contributors? Our perspective as mothers is equally important and would be of great value.’

I couldn’t agree with her more!

Mari and I immediately had so much to talk about, and became friends instantaneously. She is beautiful and inspirational, stylish and smart. I can’t wait to hear more from her on Babyccino!

Here is her introduction to you.

Mari babyccino contributor

Hello friends! My name is Mari and I am so happy to be joining this wonderful group of women whom I have admired since learning that I was pregnant with my daughter. She is now nearly three years old and I have found Babyccino to be a trusted source of information! I enjoy learning about motherhood across the world and exploring small children’s boutiques in every country I visit. I have been blessed to travel quite a bit and I strive to raise a tiny world citizen.

As you may have noticed, I am American! My husband and I recently relocated to my hometown near Chicago, Illinois in the United States. I am a lawyer by trade and work in the area of utility regulations, but I am a creative at heart. I love being a mother and enjoy DIY, thrifting and gardening. I am also inspired by slow living. Since being in quarantine for the last three months, I have been able to start an herb garden, accumulate too many plants and make things for my daughter and home. I have also been able to focus on things that are important to me, like social justice and connecting with people.

When Esther recently posted about Babyccino’s commitment to equality and diversity on Instagram, I reached out to her about some thoughts I had, which began a dialogue. I found we shared many of the same ideas and concerns and became fast friends. That conversation led me to be a contributor here!

I hope to add a unique perspective to Babyccino — a different way of seeing things. I hope to challenge you, while sharing many wonderful thoughts, ideas and resources. I am so grateful to be a part of the Babyccino team. I look forward to getting to know the members of this community and meeting our readers. I am elated to be here! Thank you for having me!

– Mari xxx


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