I’m Nicole, a 30-something wife, VBAC Mom to two (ages 4 and 1) and dog mom to a five year old Rottweiler. I was born and raised in Tampa, lived in Chicago for a couple of years and I’m back in Florida for now.

I studied Finance at the University of South Florida and worked in Commercial Real Estate – Asset Management for almost ten years before starting The Blend.

The purpose of this blog is to share my journey in life, transition to motherhood and learning the art of self love.

My children are the reason that I started this blog. I want to be a role model for my kids and show them how to live with purpose, to be compassionate, dedicated and how to love themselves.

Why The Blend? I find that most things that we do in life have more than one approach. Most issues have more than one solution. Most questions have multiple answers. As one person, I have multiple roles – woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. Life is a blend of all that we know.