Hi! I’m Kim Biello Sarrosick, proud member of the 2012 Parent Panel. I’m a New York girl, born and raised on Long Island. I attended college at Vassar and grad school at Columbia – right here in the Empire State. My husband and I are always looking for fun things to do locally with our sons—whether it’s a restaurant that welcomes “two adults and two high chairs,” a cool museum, or a great park! I am thrilled to be a member of the Parent Panel because I think on this wild ride of parenting, we can use whatever help we can get. So if there’s a product or strategy or tip I can share with you, I’ll be happy to!
I’ve worked in law, journalism, and at a non-profit, but found my best fit in front of the classroom, as an English teacher, sharing my love for reading and writing. Still, the most rewarding job I’ve had – the one that wakes me up the earliest and challenges me the most – is that of mom. That title is so precious to me because I wasn’t so sure I’d have it. Parenthood is a privilege many people take for granted, but one that I never will: my husband and I struggled with infertility for years before we were successful with in-vitro fertilization. After frustration, heartbreak, and loss, we welcomed our son in April 2010.
You can imagine my surprise when, three months after bringing my IVF miracle home from the hospital, I found myself naturally…shockingly…pregnant again! Our second son joined us a mere 51 weeks after his older brother, in April 2011.
Having “two under two” makes me an expert, at this point, in, well…poop. And pacifiers. I can change a child’s diaper one-handed and can put babies to sleep like no one’s business. I won’t lie – it’s hard. And there’s a lot of, well…poop. I get very little sleep and eat most meals standing up at the kitchen counter. And I drink A LOT of iced coffee! But I wouldn’t trade the chaos, or the fatigue, or even all the crying for anything. My children have given me the life I dreamed of and fulfillment I can’t find elsewhere.
So that’s me with the double stroller next to you at Gymboree or behind you in line at Target, or (hopefully) on your computer screen…Gotta run! There’s a diaper that needs changing!