TRUCK OR DOLL? How a Simple Question Helped Me Teach My 4-Year Old to Stay True to Herself

Raising a Confident Child

My daughter has always been very independent and danced to the beat of a different drummer. As an infant she was always eager to stand; when she learned to crawl, she crawled over to the coffee table and stood up and started cruising. By nine months she was walking and by one year old, she was climbing on everything.  She was super active and liked all things that would be considered “boy” toys. The first movie she became obsessed with … Continue reading

All About Fefis


My name is Fernanda, mother of two: a 4-year old boy (Lucas) and a 1-year old girl (Isabella).  I am married to my college sweetheart, Daniel.  We have been married for 10 years. I got my undergraduate degree in business and graduate degree in finance and worked for almost a decade in investment banking. I couldn’t wait to become a mother and when I got pregnant I felt like the luckiest woman on the planet. During those long nine months, I read 4 … Continue reading