Birth Story

Posted on 8 November 2018

Life is what happens while you make plans. My plan was to have a natural home water birth. I had to reassess that plan when at 35 weeks I had a sudden increase in amniotic fluid which is also known as polyhydramnios. I was getting bigger at an excessive rate. I could literally feel stretch marks developing over night. The excess fluid meant that I was at a higher risk of having a cord prolapse during labour. A hospital birthRead More

Family, Sutro and the South of France

Posted on 25 September 2017

    My family recently took a 4 day trip to Provence in celebration of my daughter’s first birthday. It was a chance to reunite everyone from around the world (California, Mexico, France) in the ever-breathtaking South of France (some size perspective: it only takes about 2.5-3 hours by train from Paris to get to the southern coast #tinycountry). I packed my bags full of Sutro shoes for the trip, determined to trying them out on as much new terrainRead More

Sutro on la Seine 

Posted on 31 August 2017

    Being a young mother comes with a huge new set of challenges, but those challenges don’t erase the built in challenges of being a woman or really just human. They just sort of make themselves at home squarely on top of all the other _ like a cat on top of freshly folded laundry. These truths form the foundation of why I’m so grateful for an old go-to in footwear and the new friendship I have with MehranRead More

Laundromats and Pregnancy Tests

Posted on 18 January 2017

A year ago we found out I was pregnant with Ivy. I had started suspecting I was pregnant for about a week and found myself waiting it out until I could no longer silence that nagging voice in my head telling me to take a pregnancy test. In my infinite wisdom I decided I didn’t want to bring it to my husbands attention until I was certain, but it’s not easy being secretive when you live in a 20m2 flat,Read More


Posted on 9 November 2016

Ivy was conceived in Northern California thanks to copious amounts of Lagunitas beer and the insatiable love I have for her father. 41 weeks later, she was born in Paris on September 20th, 2016.In the days following her birth, I remember looking down at this perfect baby girl and thinking:                                                              Read More

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