Mamas & their babies

Welcome to our first segment of “Mamas & their babies”.

Ever since I had Lily, I have met so many wonderful mamas and babies.

I’m surrounded by wonderful women from all different walks of life, ethnicity, religion.

The common thread?


I have decided to dedicate a weekly post to them so that way I can also share them with you.

Every week I will introduce a new mama & her baby and ask them the same 10 questions.

I would like to start with Patty and Niko who I met through my dear friend Min.

Q- How old are you Patty?

A- 36

Q- Where were you born?

A- In Miami but raised in Columbia

Q- How long have you lived in Miami?

A- 16 years.

Q- How old were you when you had Niko?

A- 34

Q- How old is Niko?

A- 14 months

Q- Did you breast feed and if so, for how long?

A- Yes. Just short of 12 months.

Q- Are you a stay at home mom or a working mom?

A- A working (single) mom. Self employed.

Q- What was the hardest part for you of becoming a mom?

A- Breast feeding. I had an inverted nipple and it was very painful. Also, not having enough time to do all that I want to do.

Q- How did you come up with the name Niko?

A- I wanted something short, with 3 syllables and something that was easily pronounced in every language.

Q- What is the best advice you would give to a new mom?

A- Enjoy your child. They grow so fast. You only have them small once.

thank you Patty & Niko!

Location: Flamingo Park Pool in Miami Beach

Date: April 01 2011