Hi! I'm Alesandra (but you can call me Alice). I'm excited that today I'll be taking over the helm at Parents.com's Everything Pregnancy blog. Thanks for welcoming me on board!
I'll be posting here about once a day on topics ranging from celebrity baby announcements to pregnancy news and trends. And I'll be trying to deliver my honest opinions, even if they're controversial—so I'd love to engage with you in the posts' comments section and on social media to hear your thoughts as well. Here's to friendly open dialogue!
I'm especially thrilled to be taking over this space at a pretty special time in my life: I'm 32 weeks pregnant and expecting boy-girl twins! So if you come here to read the blog day after day because pregnancy topics are close to your own heart—maybe you're pregnant now, or recently been there and done that—know I'm writing from a place of equal enthusiasm. I'm so glad we're in this together.
Here's a little more about me: I'm a writer, editor, reporter, and blogger based in Los Angeles. I've written about all sorts of lifestyle topics like pregnancy and parenting, home and garden, fashion and beauty, food, travel, and entertainment for sites like Today.com, E! Online, iVillage, Country Living, BuzzFeed, PureWow, and more. I have a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and a master's in journalism from N.Y.U.
I'm also a very lucky wife to a truly amazing guy, who's already killing it in the role of super dad as we get prepared around here. Hubby's a business owner by day and a hobbiest DJ and barbecue grill master on the side. My most favorite things to do are international travel (and yes, I'm very interested to see how that lifestyle evolves after the babies come!), hiking, scuba diving and snorkeling, vegetarian cooking and dining (I'm celebrating 21 years meat free this summer), and renovating our 1936 Spanish-style house in L.A. I also chronicle all of those topics and more on my personal blog, Homebody in Motion.
Whether you agree or disagree with my takes on pregnancy in news and pop culture, let's keep the conversation going on the Everything Pregnancy Facebook page. (Like the page and tell a friend!) And please follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+. I can't wait to hear from you!
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