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Why a Blog?  Because I have a lot to say!  Things I wish someone had shared with me before embarking on this journey of Motherhood.


My name is Mary Lewis.  Formerly known as Mary Elizabeth Rich.  My stage name.  Yup, I am an actor/singer who has worked all over the world.  Well, at least I was.  At the moment, I am “Mommy” / “Amazing Wife” (well, I try to be) and “Chief Bottle Cleaner.”  I now live in New England with my awesome husband, Ian, and our now 7 month old boy, Oliver Wilson.  Why a blog?  Because I feel so strongly about so many things that have happened on this amazing, and sometimes terrifying journey, of new motherhood, especially at the age of 44.  I wish someone had told me things.  Dispelled some of the myths.  Warned me of my emotions / hormones, be they fear or elation.  I took every class that was offered.  Read every book suggested.  Yet, I was not prepared for what was to happen….nor for how my body would react, especially at my age.  I know I am not every woman.  But I think the story of my pregnancy and the birth of my son, are interesting enough (as are all of our stories) ….and will hopefully help someone else.  Maybe you won’t feel so alone.  So clueless. So helpless.  And as I navigate through this extremely NEW life for myself, I hope I can share things along the way.  Why “From Gucci to Gerber?”  Because my life has done a 180 degree turn that is exactly that.  And I couldn’t be happier.  Well, most of the time. 🙂  Oh, and I can have a very sarcastic sense of humor.  So take my tongue and cheek with a grain of salt.  Do I still have some Gucci handbags?  Of course! I haven’t used one in 8 months…But I will again!  One day! Won’t I?  Do I need four pair of Gucci shoes that hurt my feet every time I put them on?  (Haven’t worn them in 12 months!…in fact, sold a pair on ebay when I was pregnant!) No….But…YES! Because I love them!   But, these days, at least for a while, I think…things are going to be pretty much all about Oliver.  So Gerber it is.  Why not from Pampers to Prada?  I don’t really like anything Prada.  Too androgynous.  And Pampers?  Well, why spend twice the money when the Target brand is just as good?  So here it goes. Hope you like what I have to say.  Sometimes even I don’t.  But the truth isn’t always what you want to hear, right?  I know as mothers we are supposed to talk only of joy and fulfillment.  And somehow if we don’t, people may think we are ungrateful or worse yet, a bad mother!!!  But perhaps if anyone had been more truthful to me, my crazy transition to full time, advanced maternal age new mom, would have been a little more graceful.  lol.  Maybe.  🙂

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  1. Donna says:

    I can’t wait to read your ramblings…. Since I was totally the other end if the spectrum and had the kids right out of college…and now getting to experience the good life. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world!….most days lol

  2. Sarah Roberts says:

    Love that you’re doing this Mary! I knew you back when you were Mary Elizabeth Rich and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures now! Love you, Sarah (was Jutsum) x

  3. Chris Panetta says:

    I am so happy for you. I’m sure the transition into this new life has been exciting and overwhelming at the same time but I can see from your pictures that you are happier then ever.

    The blog is great. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead!!


  4. Shannon says:

    I just found out about this!
    Anyhoo, in case it happens to you too, I’ll give you a heads up. At around 10 months or so, both kids all of a sudden got contact dermatitis causes by their generic diapers. We switched to Pampers after talking to the dr. and it cleared up right away. We eventually went back to generic, but for some reason it happened to both of them. (And it was the diapers, I’d try to switch back here and there and after one diaper, they’d be bright red… so weird!)
    Anyhoo… I love the blog!

  5. Sharon Huneycutt says:

    I can’t wait to read this either. I to was considered “Advanced Maternal Age” at 38, and remember just how scary that sounded.
    I went from my awesome teaching gig in LA driving a brand new car, to living and caring for my mom and newborn and driving my dad’s 16 yr old car haha. I totally get where you are coming from.
    Yes !! You will wear those Gucci shoes and use those handbags again, probably sooner than you would like as they don’t stay baby’s for long 🙁
    I’m moving us to Vegas in May…….I’m either crazy or ……..well Crazy, single mom doing it alone and all that.
    Anyways I look forward to reading you’re blog as I know I will relate.
    Much love xx

    • mbfritch says:

      I remember when you found out you were pregnant. :)) it’s all worth it! Kudos to you doing it solo! That would scare me to death…but I guess you find strength you didn’t even know you had. Your girl is beautiful! What a gift! Thanks for reading and commenting…keep reading if you can! 🙂 xoxo

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