Hi. My name is Natalie. My dad calls me Natalia.

I am an Enneagram 8 with a 9 wing. In the world of Harry Potter I have been sorted into Hufflepuff and my patronus is a Deerhound. I am ENFJ.

I am a mama to Oscar and Olivia and a wife to Casey. We live with our dog Oso in the Nashville area, recently moving here from a small village on the Central Coast of California. We are a Catholic family that has found purpose in companionship and hospitality.

(Shameless plug for the husband: He’s a musician and a pretty good one at that. You can find his music here and a lot of other places around the Interwebz.)

I was born into a Catholic Nicaraguan-“American” family that only knows how to LOVE in big, unconditional, and faithful ways. I am forever grateful that this legacy has continued with coming generations. I am passionate about the complexity of social justice and the role dignity and human connection play in effective social change. I am a social change advocate inspired by Catholic social teaching and the role of faith in society.

I initially started this blog to share our story as we navigated the journey through the NICU with our daughter, but my writing started taking me to other topics. I’m just following where my writing leads.