Strong girls make a strong world, and it’s my job to make sure my daughters know that. My two girls, Harper and Margot, are going to do big things someday – and one of the best things about being their mom is that I’ll get the front row seat. But for now, it’s all about blowing bubbles, mastering the art of the swaddle blanket and reading “Pete the Cat” again and again and again and again and…..yes, I have two under two! My husband, Stephen and I are high school sweethearts and enjoy all things football, taking family walks with our dogs and traveling. I think of MomTalks as an extension of my ‘mom tribe.’ The baby and toddler years can be scary – they seem so tiny and breakable (hint: they’re not!) and sometimes it’s a guessing game about what’s wrong. I’m looking forward to coming alongside young moms and learning together about the important topics for these big first years – from the doctors and nurses here at St. Louis Children’s Hospital who have literally seen it all!